Facebook Connectivity Program Manager, Life Cycle Analysis 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/)) 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 experience working with operators, OEMs and other industry stakeholders to drive innovation, while working on cutting edge and cost efficient wireless network infrastructure that will deliver innovative solutions while significantly scaling current networks – then this is a great role for you.

As a Connectivity Program Manager, Lifecycle Analysis you will work closely with the Facebook Infrastructure team, network operators and members of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) communities to identify new opportunities to unlock value for the telecom industry through the development of metrics, network models and lifecycle analyses to assess the industry impact of deploying TIP based technology within the telecom ecosystem. 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 telecom 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. Work across internal Facebook teams and TIP membership to identify new opportunities for industry collaboration which will result in material economic, process and organizational benefits for the telecom industry.

  2. Provide cross-functional program management across finance, engineering, operators and system integrators to create network models supporting the deployment of TIP based technologies comparing the anticipated life cycle economics of TIP based technologies vs. the commercially available alternatives over the course of the planning period.

  3. Program manage the creation of metrics and supporting methodologies to assess and track the industry impact regarding the deployment of TIP based technologies including economic savings, network coverage expansion, data throughput and enhancement to the end user experience.

  4. Strategize cross-functionally both with internal organizations and the external partner community to create economic models in support of industry based procurement initiatives.

  5. Work across project group chairs, operators, and OEMs to identify, prioritize and accelerate network studies for TIP based technologies.

  6. Author studies regarding the projected cost benefits in adopting TIP based technologies to share with the broader community with the goal to introduce and help drive adoption of TIP infrastructure solutions and participation in future network infrastructure deployment programs.

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

  8. Willingness and ability to travel up to 20% of time, with the ability to travel internationally.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 6+ years of experience in telecommunications with network modeling experience to program managing the creation of economic models evaluating the impact of TIP based technologies vs. commercially available industry solutions

  2. Experience in program managing across engineering, finance, external operators and equipment manufacturers to analyze financial data and prepare business cases and other network models

  3. Experience in a network operator deployment scenarios such as different geographies and population densities, indoor/outdoor, range of ARPUs and use cases such as fixed/mobile access, enterprise/public access to drive development, cost-effective and open infrastructure

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

  5. Experience with wireless and wireline telecom infrastructure, data center infrastructure, network design principles

  6. Working knowledge of short and long-term budgeting and forecasting, product/service profitability analysis

  7. Experience to cross-functionally manage dates, key milestones, dependencies and deliverables

  8. Communication and presentation experience

  9. Bachelor's or Masters degree in Business and/or Engineering

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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. 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.