Facebook Technical Program Manager, Systems Engineering in Menlo Park, California

Intro:

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.

Summary:

The Product Launch Team has the responsibility for taking breakthroughs and delivering them to market at scale. Building 8 seeks a Systems Engineering TPM. In this role, you will be responsible for scoping and delivering large projects end-to-end. Responsibilities include collection of business and systems requirements from internal and external customers, drafting specifications, driving project schedules from design to release, and managing the production launch. You will lead and coordinate design/implementation efforts between internal teams and outside merchants and vendors to develop optimal solutions. You will be expected to make appropriate tradeoffs to optimize time-to-market, clearly communicate goals, roles, responsibilities, and desired outcomes to internal cross-functional and remote project teams.

The right candidate will possess a strong technical program management background, will have demonstrated experience leading medium to large projects, and will have a well-rounded technical understanding of systems engineering and architecture of consumer electronic devices. You must be able to thrive and succeed in an entrepreneurial environment, and not be hindered by ambiguity or competing priorities. This means you are not only able to develop and drive high-level strategic initiatives, but can also roll up your sleeves, dig in and get the job done. As a TPM, you will anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs, and balance the business needs versus technical constraints.

Required Skills:

  1. Collecting business and systems requirements from internal and external customers.

  2. Drafting specifications, driving project schedules from design to release, and managing the production launch.

  3. Lead and coordinate design/implementation efforts between internal teams and outside merchants and vendors to develop optimal engineering solutions.

  4. Make appropriate tradeoffs to optimize time-to-market, clearly communicate goals, roles, responsibilities, and desired outcomes to internal cross-functional and remote project teams.

  5. Anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, and balance the business needs versus technical constraints.

  6. Manage the project and task tracking for one of the Systems Engineering domain teams.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  2. 5+ years of experience in technical program management.

  3. Experience managing efforts within Systems Engineering and Architecture domain with emphasis on Audio, Camera, Performance, Security/Privacy and/or Compute.

  4. Experience taking projects and break them down into pieces, develop specifications, then deliver them that can be understood by development teams and senior management.

  5. Experience in delivery and commercialization of consumer electronic devices (e.g. cell phones, smart home, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated experience to self-motivate and follow through on projects.

  2. Collaboration skills, driven by working closely with other Engineering, Product Management, Program Management, and Supply Chain teams.

  3. Experience working with hardware suppliers.

  4. Experience managing new technologies.

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.