Facebook Operations Program Manager - ERAD in Menlo Park, California


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The Infrastructure Data Center Business Support team leverages operational efficiencies to develop effective solutions that support all aspects of data center operations. One critical pillar of the team’s role is the adherence to and continuous improvement of compliance functions. Our most critical area of compliance is the Data Eradication (ERAD) Program, which ensures that all user data is appropriately handled and eradicated prior to leaving Facebook’s possession. This position will be located in Menlo Park, CA.

Required Skills:

  1. Maintain day-to-day, sustaining ERAD operations. Manage tasks, inventory-related issues, rack/equipment moves, and changes. Monitor storage media levels against defined service level agreement thresholds.

  2. Become the resident subject matter expert on the internally developed storage media tracking software (platform built on Oracle ADF). Provide project management oversight for software modifications, ensure continued compatibility, and manage integration efforts. Collaborate with software tooling and IT teams on ERAD software enhancements and testing.

  3. Ensure regional workforce has resources to work effectively

  4. Run weekly syncs to maintain proactive stance/awareness about issues

  5. Handle on-boarding/vendor provisioning for new ERAD technicians

  6. Support equipment needs (handle preventative maintenance and repairs, requests for supplemental items required to maintain operations, conduct market research on latest technology/best solutions for our fleet)

  7. Update guidance, process flows, policies/procedures on ERAD wiki

  8. Compile and disseminate bi-weekly reporting

  9. Coordinate and manage all PoP asset disposal and asset reclaim requests from cross-functional teams. Work closely with vendor to ensure efficient pickups and ERAD compliance.

  10. Track progress of sample material and hardware sent to vendor for Open Compute Project Hardware development. Report progress of integration into the ERAD process and escalate any issues.

  11. Manage continuous improvement projects

  12. Identify operational pain points and opportunities to improve business practices, and prioritize resources in the areas that will deliver the greatest impact

  13. Conduct business process reengineering reviews to innovate business processes and define ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness

  14. Collaborate with cross-functional teams and vendors/manufacturers to coordinate failure analysis efforts

  15. Review compliance exception justifications and disposition to right team

  16. Work with the Data Center and POP teams to understand when and how procedures need to be amended (and how they can continue to be optimized)

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in MIS, engineering, computer science, or related field

  2. 4+ years’ industry project management

  3. Proven project management, interpersonal, and communication skills, with attention to detail

  4. Business analyst background with capabilities in requirement analysis techniques/methodologies

  5. Demonstrated track record of delivering business value using technology solutions in high-tech operations space

  6. Demonstrated ability to adapt, learn new skill sets, and gain an understanding of operational challenges

  7. Analytical, problem-solving, negotiation and organizational skills with focus under pressure

  8. Must be proactive with proven ability to execute on multiple tasks simultaneously

  9. Independent and thorough in examination and analysis, along with being consensus-building and results-oriented

  10. Experience in building relationships and collaborating within a global, cross-functional team

  11. Organizational and time management skills

  12. 5-10% Travel required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Data center, hardware, and/or server infrastructure experience

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.