Technical Program Manager, Instagram Feed & Relevance

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.


Instagram is looking for a Technical Program Manager to drive engineering programs that deliver high quality, entertaining content across our Explore and Reels products and increase discovery for our amazing community of creators. As a TPM on Instagram Feed & Relevance, you will work closely with engineers, data scientists and product teams to build roadmaps, create frameworks and implement new technologies that empower your teams to iterate quickly. You will work horizontally to balance the concerns of entertainment, personalization and content diversity in order to evolve how Instagram connects people with their interests and helps them discover new ones. You will play a key role in making our infrastructure more reliable and scalable as we grow.The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, adept at collaborating cross-functionally, has experience with large scale systems, and familiarity working with machine learning or content ranking models. This is a constantly evolving space, and the TPM is expected to be flexible and pivot based on the problems we are trying to solve. This person will be highly organized, productive, poised, and able to thrive in high-pressure, time-sensitive scenarios.

Required Skills:

1. Articulate the technology, requirements, goals and milestones for your team

2. Build subject matter expertise in your area and stay up to date on technological developments

3. Develop and manage cross-functional programs, facilitating relationships across Instagram, Facebook, and external partners to identify risks, manage dependencies and optimize resources

4. Collaborate with engineering and product management partners to define roadmap and long-term strategy for your team’s domain

5. Drive internal process improvements across multiple teams and functions, remove roadblocks, and deliver on high-impact projects with a focus on efficiency, performance, and quality

6. Assess business impact, prioritize initiatives and drive accountability in a fast-paced environment through project planning and strong interpersonal skills

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 tech 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 social media, software, internet or digital media industries

17. Technical knowledge and/or experience with content ranking and machine learning fundamentals

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: JC192153050

Posted On: Sep 11, 2021

Updated On: Oct 16, 2021