HI! I'M
MANFRED.
I domesticate tech.

ABOUT

My name is Manfred Zabarauskas, I am a Product Manager working at Instagram in New York.

I am passionate about democratizing the next-gen computing: from artificial intelligence, robotics and AR/VR, to cloud, blockchain and biotech.

I first got fascinated by human-computer interaction during my undergrad studies at the University of Cambridge, where I have built immersive 3D displays. I continued pursuing these interests at the University of Oxford where I have built and deployed autonomous photographer robots.

During college, I've built products at Microsoft and other companies.

In 2013, I have joined Google in Silicon Valley to build the best Cloud user interface. Turns out that such interface is a command-line, so my team launched a widely popular gcloud CLI.

Afterwards, I have co-founded the Google Cardboard full-time effort. Over time it grew into Google Daydream platform, where I led the team building VR system UIs.

In 2018, I have moved to NYC to be closer to my family in Europe and joined Google Search. There I led a team through over a hundred launches to make people more curious, interested and educated when using Search.

Since mid-2020 I've been working on new AI-based products at Instagram, bringing users closer to people and things they love.

You can find some examples of my work from the last sixteen years in the portfolio section below.

If you have any comments or feedback, or would like to get thoughts about your product, feel free to get in touch via the contacts section or just shoot me an e-mail at hello@manfredas.com.

I hope you find something useful here or in my blog, and thank you for visiting!

PORTFOLIO

I have built a number of software and hardware products over the last sixteen years. The examples below include commercial projects, academic undertakings, spare-time hobbies and so on. These projects range from single day hacks to multiple year efforts.

RÉSUMÉ

Over the last decade, I've had the privilege to study and work with a number of amazing people. Here's the summary of my education and professional experience, but if you prefer, you can get my detailed résumé on LinkedIn. It might even be more up-to-date.

EDUCATION

University of Cambridge
MA Computer Science
2016
University of Oxford
MSc Computer Science
2013, Distinction
University of Oxford
BA Computer Science
2012, Incorporation
University of Cambridge
BA Computer Science
2012, Double First Class
University of Edinburgh
CertHE Computer Science
2009, Simon Gray Prize

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Instagram, PM, 5/2020 - now
Working on new features to bring users closer to the people, products and brands they love, as part of the new Instagram Shopping initiative.
Google Search, PM, 1/2018 - 5/2020
Created the vision and strategy for making people more curious, interested and educated while using Google Search. Defined the roadmap, created team structures and processes, and led over a hundred launches working alongside 50+ designers and engineers. Was directly responsible for $xB/year new revenue and y% Google Search DAU growth.
Google Daydream, PM, 4/2017 - 1/2018
Scaled Daydream VR platform through new devices like Mirage Solo standalone VR headset, built next-gen VR UIs including Daydream Guide and Daydream Dashboard, launched Daydream Casting, launched VR co-presence infrastructure within YouTube VR.
Google Cardboard, PM, 11/2015 - 3/2017
Launched multiple releases and numerous features for the Google Cardboard app (Android, iOS), awarded "Best Overall Mobile App of 2016" at 21st annual MWC Global Mobile Awards. Launched Google's first-ever VR OS UI: Daydream Home, Welcome, Quick Settings, 2D app.
Google Cardboard, APM, 9/2014 - 10/2015
Launched the new Google Cardboard at Google I/O 2015 (featured in The New York Times, TechCrunch, Wired, TIME and others), created the "Works with Google Cardboard" certification program, started and grew the branded Cardboard campaigns (Volvo, AT&T, NYT).
Google Cloud, APM, 10/2013 - 8/2014
Worked on delivering great developer experiences for Google Cloud Platform. Launched Google Cloud SDK and the family of gcloud command-line tools, improved cloud-connected mobile app development experiences via cloud functionality in Android Studio IDE, supported Google Plugin for Eclipse.
Microsoft Office, PM, 06/2012 - 09/2012 (internship)
Created a feature specification for Microsoft Office sustained engineering content management. Evangelized new methods for UI prototype reusability to reduce the effort duplication between PMs and developers. Drove an end-to-end DB performance investigation and started a cross-divisional team for performance analysis.

CONTACTS

Manfred Zabarauskas

15 William St,
New York, NY 10005,
United States of America