Facebook Design Program Manager in Menlo Park, California

Facebook was built to help people connect and share, and over the last decade our tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate with one another. With over a billion people using the service and more than fifty offices around the globe, a career at Facebook offers countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization.

Facebook is looking for an experienced Design Program Manager (DPM) to establish process and guide the production pipeline associated with Facebook’s internal Art & Animation team. The DPM role at Facebook requires someone who is self-directed, comfortable with ambiguity, and experienced enough to strike the right balance between getting things done without being too heavy-handed about it. A sense of humor and positive attitude are key. Having a background in art curation and/or art direction is a plus. As an Art & Animation DPM, you will be part of the Product Design team and you will utilize your vast understanding of art and animation to provide valuable support to products in development. Candidates will cultivate relationships with a broad range of independent artists and work directly with the Art & Animation team to operationalize the program, both internally and externally. Candidates must have strong organization and communication skills. The role requires detailed project management and production oversight, as well as resource management for a multitude of projects on parallel timelines.  The DPM position involves extensive collaboration and partnership with members of Facebook's Product Design, Legal, Finance, IT and Procurement teams. The ideal candidate is able to facilitate our teams' best work by anticipating program issues and solving them, connecting resources to design needs, and removing all barriers to doing great work. This position is full-time, based in Menlo Park and requires a background in cross-functional collaboration and/or production.

Required Skills:

  1. Serve as "right hand" to the Design Manager as an organized source of information

  2. Work closely with Art + Animation team to strategize an art production pipeline and project approach that best serves the team charter

  3. Partner with Art + Animation Designers to strategize art approaches that best serve the needs of each product

  4. Predict roadblocks and obstacles to team productivity and seek solutions that serve to eliminate them

  5. Assist in identifying, hiring and actively managing the art output of external artists and animators

  6. Curate and actively manage a library of diverse art assets

  7. Negotiate and execute legal agreements with external artists and license-holders

  8. Cultivate long-term, lasting relationships with artists and agencies

  9. Coordinate internal and external resources across multiple project initiatives 

    1. Prepare art files for release using Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop products

    2. Establish and lead meetings around process and pipeline management

    3. Prioritize competing needs with good reasoning and creative solutions

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Project management and relationship experience

  2. Experience developing  operational programs in an art-related field

  3. Experience establishing and/or managing production pipelines

  4. Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and other design packages

  5. Track record of operating independently, demonstrating, and delivering results

  6. 4+ years of experience managing art-based projects and processes

  7. Background in art curation and/or art production

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Facebook is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com or you may call us at 1+650-308-7837.