Facebook Program Manager, Connectivity Ecosystems in Menlo Park, California


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.


Attempting to connect the world requires an alternative approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure. Through organizations like the Telecom Infra Project (www.telecominfraproject.com (http://www.telecominfraproject.com/)), the Open Compute Project (www.opencompute.org (http://www.opencompute.org/)) and network infrastructure deployment partnerships, the team collaborates globally with the telecom industry to identify and execute on a range of connectivity programs. If you have passion for working with operators, OEMs and other industry stakeholders to drive innovation, while working on cutting edge and cost efficient wireless, networking infrastructure, and data center based projects that will deliver internet access to the unconnected while significantly scaling current networks – then this is a great role for you. As a Connectivity Ecosystem Program Manager you will work closely with the Facebook Infrastructure team, network operators and members of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and Open Compute Project (OCP) communities. Technologies related to these initiatives include wireless access, backhaul, core networking, optical and satellite communication systems, servers and storage. In parallel, you will interface with industry partners, hardware/software vendors and system integration providers. Finally, you will work closely with Facebook teams and the industry to convey how we can work collaboratively to achieve the vision of giving people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. This position is full-time and is based in Menlo Park.

Required Skills:

  1. Support organizational thought leadership around Facebook's participation in TIP, OCP and network infrastructure deployment partnerships.

  2. Manage cross-functional project alignment between the TIP, OCP, network infrastructure deployment partnerships and Community Lab initiatives.

  3. Create a strong working partnership with the Facebook policy and communications teams to promote achievements and drive additional ecosystem partner participation within TIP and OCP.

  4. Work across project group chairs, operators, and OEMs to identify, prioritize and accelerate field deployment of TIP/OCP-based technologies.

  5. Strategize cross-functionally both with internal organizations and the external partner community to encourage new hardware, software, and use case contributions and increase active partnership engagement.

  6. Participate in the project planning of key events such as TIP and OCP Summits managing alignment of key resources such as project group chairs, sponsors, conference keynote and panel speakers, and overall event execution. This will include determination of speaker tracks, technology demos, and lining up partnership announcements.

  7. Manage the relationships with external network operators and infrastructure partners to help reduce friction and remove obstacles facing telecom hardware/software contributions and market adoption.

  8. Support identification of key publications and events where the activities of TIP/OCP, network infrastructure partnership builds and the Community Labs should be highlighted in an effort to build awareness, interest and engagement in these initiatives.

  9. Educate the Facebook Infrastructure team about how to contribute to TIP/OCP, share achievements and impact of contributions, and developments coming from partners.

  10. Author white papers and blog posts to share with the broader community with the goal to introduce and help drive adoption of TIP/OCP infrastructure and participation in future network infrastructure deployment programs.

  11. Stay abreast of developments in the telecom infrastructure space and share that knowledge with the wider infrastructure team.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Previous experience (6+ years) in telecommunications/data center program management, strategy or product management with a focus on infrastructure areas – wireless access, backhaul, core networking, storage or compute.

  2. Demonstrate a history of the ability to work cross-functionally with comms, policy, and industry organizations to align a diverse set of hardware/software partners, and industry organizations around narratives regarding infrastructure deployments, project/working group goals, technology trials, and industry events.

  3. Familiarity with telecom infrastructure, data center infrastructure, network design principles.

  4. Familiarity with evolution and development of cellular and Wi-Fi wireless networks – leading technologies and industry developments, partners, typical development cycles, performance, current challenges and software solutions.

  5. Ability to understand network operator deployment scenarios such as different geographies and population densities, indoor/outdoor, ARPUs and use cases such as fixed/mobile access, enterprise/public access to drive development of flexible, cost-effective and open infrastructure

  6. Leadership and communication skills including experience in speaking to technical and business audiences including the C-suite.

  7. Willingness and ability to travel up to 25-50% of time.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Exposure and familiarity with open source projects and initiatives.

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.