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Published 2023-03-05

Technical Program Manager – IKEA Kreativ Engineering

Type of job: Remote
Country: United States
City: Mountain View, California
Company: Geomagical Labs
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Description of the offer

Geomagical Labs is a visual AI R&D lab of IKEA.

Our product IKEA Kreativ lets customers scan 3D models of their indoor spaces, then refurnish then in life-like 3D — changing home commerce along the way.

We have an opening for an ambitious and detail-oriented Technical Program Manager to coordinate and drive effectiveness of our Engineering, Product Development and Platform Operations initiatives globally. This highly-dynamic role requires strong cross-functional communication, organization, and planning for a highly technical product.

The ideal candidate has a background in large-scale web & mobile software engineering, strategic planning skills, and exposure to agile methodology.

This could be a great opportunity for a strategic and analytical leader to drive a high-visibility product to market, and build practical skills in mixed-reality, artificial intelligence, 3D graphics, and mass-scale consumer applications.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 years of project management or product development experience.
  • Experience with software development in web, mobile, and cloud platforms.
  • Proficient with Agile CICD methodologies, JIRA-based program management tools and standard devops environments.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, written and analytical skills
  • Excellent spreadsheet and data analysis skills.
  • Start-up experience desired.
  • Must be located in USA, ideally in the San Francisco Bay Area, with USA work authorization.
  • BONUS: Scrum coaching experience may be helpful.
  • BONUS: Experience with 3D graphics engineering.
  • BONUS: Experience with visual AI/computer vision technologies.



  • Lead global program management for a fast-paced software R&D team of 75 staff.
  • Track product development, 3D asset production, and production operations.
  • Lead roadmap planning, sprint planning, and cross-team workstream alignment.
  • Work hand-in-hand with product managers & engineering leaders to keep technical projects on track, while strategically balancing futures roadmap with maintenance.
  • Partner cross-functionally with multiple engineering disciplines, researchers, and designers to solve complex technical problems & process challenges.
  • Coordinate with IKEA on successful integration & deployment of new products and capabilities, online and in-store.
  • Track and drive key KPIs of operational excellence.
  • Proactively identify problems, and processes to solve them.
  • Be an influential voice for product development excellence and continually improving ways of working — driving velocity, efficiency, camaraderie, and teamwork.

Key Cultural Attributes & Competencies

  • In the details — Analytical & highly organized planner; able to carefully manage complex workstreams.
  • Owner — Takes responsibility and accountability for key results to be delivered.
  • Action-oriented — Moves quickly but wisely to deliver positive outcomes, often in situations of uncertainty or conflicting priorities, without analysis paralysis.
  • High-EQ communicator — Influences positive outcomes through clear, empathetic & persuasive communication.
  • Servant leader — Focused on supporting the customer and their peers to get great outcomes. Humble and optimistic, with a good sense of humor.


This is a contract position, with possibilities to convert to full-time if the fit is right.

Contract rates of $60/hour to $120/hour depending on experience and location.


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