Facebook Global Program Manager, Building 8 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.


Building 8 brings together world-class experts to develop and ship groundbreaking products at the intersection of hardware, software, and content. We have a clear mandate to ship products at scale. In particular, seemingly impossible products that define new categories that advance Facebook's mission of connecting the world. The B8 team will apply DARPA- style breakthrough development at the intersection of ambitious science and product development. It will operate on aggressive, fixed timelines, with extensive use of partnerships in universities, small and large businesses. The Product Launch Team has the responsibility for taking breakthroughs and delivering them to market at scale.Building 8 seeks a Global Program Manager to drive the cross-functional team from development to ramp and launch for consumer electronics integrating innovative technologies. Responsibilities include identifying and mitigating cross-functional risks and interdependencies and ensuring robust cross-functional processes to ensure peak efficiency across the teams. Excellence in execution, ability to span from creating broad strategies to driving detailed implementation, and a systematic approach to problem solving are required.

Required Skills:

  1. Create, track and maintain schedule and milestones encompassing engineering, design, GTM, Marketing, Retail, Privacy, Security, Compliance, eCommerce and Supply Chain

  2. Participate in and/or initiate cross­-functional discussions to identify and address dependencies

  3. Collaborate with cross-functional leads to create the product plan

  4. Structure and drive cross-functional checkpoints throughout the project life cycle from Plan of Record through product shipment and post launch

  5. Monitor progress in all workstreams and flag potential problems

  6. Drive project-focused Leadership Team meetings with focus and efficiency to make the right decisions in the right forum at the right time to enable the team’s execution

  7. Lead cross-functional development and execution of complex product demos to the Leadership Team and Executive teams

  8. Drive communications up from the Project Team to the Leadership Team and decisions/guidance down from the Leadership Team to the Project Team

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or similar technical degree

  2. 5+ years of development experience in consumer hardware

  3. 2+ years of experience in the capacity of a cross-functional lead/manager

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience working on consumer hardware projects that require significant software development in a new category

  2. Experience working with diverse teams including technical, design and business experts

  3. Experience being an active contributor to the creation of new processes and building a new team in parallel with pushing forward urgent product development efforts

  4. Experience leading large internal and external teams and managing those relationships effectively to drive cohesive execution across the team

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.