Technical Program Manager, Research Programs

at Facebook in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description


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.


In April 2018, Facebook launched a new initiative to help provide independent, credible research about the role of social media in elections and democracy and we are continuing to expand to new verticals. We are seeking a Technical Program Manager who can manage end-to-end the implementation of both our vertical work streams, and services to internal teams. This role will work in partnership with functions across the company to ensure the initiative’s success. You’ll be working with some of the world’s most talented Engineers, Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Researchers, and Product Managers to define the approach for building systems and processes to share data to help the research community understand social media’s impact on the world. You’ll also provide cross-team and executive presentations to gain buy-in from key stakeholders. Technical Program Managers heavily contribute to planning, negotiating cross-team dependencies, and representing the research community.

Required Skills:

1. Plan and execute large strategic initiatives for Facebook Open Research Team

2. Ensure flawless execution for engineering teams, from planning to execution, align teams, set clear communication and coordinate engineering/data efforts

3. Collaborate with Product Managers, Technical Program Managers, Engineers, Researchers and other key stakeholders to drive consensus on program goals, deliverables and timelines

4. Anticipate technical dependencies and bottlenecks, provide escalation management, and balance the program needs versus technical constraints

5. Partner with other Technical Program Managers, Product Managers and Engineering Managers across the Facebook Open Research Team Organization to ensure our team is adapting and iterating on best practices

6. Establish metrics to measure and improve Facebook Open Research Team initiatives and document previous learnings to build customizable solutions

Minimum Qualifications:

7. B.S. in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or equivalent experience

8. 7+ years of Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, Hardware Engineering, or Technical Product/Program Management experience

9. Experience delivering technical programs or products from inception to delivery

10. Knowledge of user needs, gathering requirements, and defining scope

11. Experience operating autonomously across multiple teams, demonstrated critical thinking, and thought leadership

12. Communication experience and experience working with technical management teams to develop systems, solutions, and products

13. Organizational, coordination and multi-tasking experience

14. Analytical and problem-solving experience with large-scale systems

15. Experience establishing work relationships across multi-disciplinary teams and multiple partners in different time zones

Preferred Qualifications:

16. Experience in Data Sharing

17. Experience in Privacy

18. Experience in Academia/Research

19. Experience in Program Management

20. Experience in Organizational Management

21. Experience in Sprint Planning

22. Experience working cross-functionally with Data Scientist

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. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at

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Job Posting: JC190151232

Posted On: Aug 15, 2021

Updated On: Dec 09, 2021