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Facebook Technical Program Manager, Decision Platform in Topeka, Kansas


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


Are you passionate about helping those around you to be more effective? Do you think about technology and data as a way to increase efficiency and change how a business operates? We are looking for candidates that share our passion for tackling complexity head-on, to help build platforms that can scale through multiple orders of magnitude. As a Technical Program Manager, you will play a key role within Central Product Platform engineering, driving complex programs that span the organization. We are looking for a professional who has both strong hands-on technical and people skills. Facebook's External Metrics team is redefining what is possible, and we need program managers that can do the same. The objective of this role is to lead cross-functional Engineering initiatives to drive Metric platform that would enable product and functional organizations across Facebook to implement metrics standards.

Required Skills:

  1. Own an undefined space and work with cross-functional stakeholders in a matrix org structure to identify business needs and clearly define problems we need to solve.

  2. Define overall Vision, Strategy and Roadmap to address the problems/opportunities in collaboration with Product Manager and Engineers.

  3. Create product backlog with user stories to develop features

  4. facilitate difficult conversations against competing priorities.

  5. Develop project plans to implement features.

  6. Lead product and technical discussions to identify and remove any roadblocks.

  7. Manage and track execution and accountability across different product/engineering teams.

  8. Be hands-on when needed and have a passion/willingness to dive deep both on tech architecture and code/data.

  9. Provide regular updates to the product teams and leadership.

  10. Lead dog fooding session with stakeholders to solicit feedback on features under development.

  11. Post launch, conduct roadshows across the organizations to educate users on platform/product capabilities and new features.

  12. Conduct ongoing training if needed on product capabilities in collaboration with Engineers.

  13. Actively manage risks, issues, action items, follow-ups to ensure timely closure.

  14. Work with stakeholders to promote Metrics platform adoption.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent.

  2. At least 8 years of technical program management experience driving technical products from inception to delivery under matrix structure.

  3. 5+ years of hands-on experience in Data & Analytics projects with code level experience, if necessary.

  4. 3+ years of experience in designing/developing architecture.

  5. Experience identifying user needs, gathering requirements, and defining scope.

  6. Experience operating autonomously across multiple teams, demonstrated critical thinking, and thought leadership.

  7. Experience in communicating with both business and technical stakeholders.

  8. Analytical and problem-solving experience with large-scale systems.

  9. Experience establishing work relationships across multi-disciplinary teams and multiple partners in different time zones.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience with data governance, data quality, logging, monitoring, metric computation, ML models.

  2. Experience working with large-scale distributed data systems and/or SQL, NoSQL, Hadoop, Spark or other big data systems.

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.