Technical Program Manager, Product Foundation

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.


Facebook is seeking a highly talented and motivated Technical Program Management (TPM) for the Product Foundation team.The Product Foundation team creates and manages all of the shared programs supporting all product teams within the Facebook app, covering everything from UI quality, design tools and design systems, to infrastructure, performance and functional reliability, to product equity, trust and safety. It is the most far-reaching team, involved in all aspects of the Facebook app.As a TPM on the Product Foundation team, you will work with multiple product and infra teams to identify, create and manage best in class programs and tools, developing and driving a strategy for enhancements and adoption, with clear internal and external impact. We will need someone enthusiastic about learning and leveraging cutting-edge technologies. In this position, you will build the roadmap and lead the engineering execution with Facebook’s Product Foundation team. You will do that while working closely with some of the world’s most talented Product Engineers, Designers, Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Researchers and Product Managers to define the long-term vision and feature requirements for the team. You will also provide cross-team and executive presentations to gain buy-in from key stakeholders. Product Foundation Technical Program Managers are a group of passionate individuals who go deep on learning their teams’ systems and then leverage this technical knowledge to influence and drive company-wide projects and roadmaps. Your projects will have a direct impact to our top line user engagement, and will contribute to unlocking business critical projects. New hires in this role go through the technical program manager training, engineering bootcamp, and are expected to build an overarching understanding of the whole system architecture and are embedded into the engineering and PM organization. As peers to Engineering Managers and Product Managers, Product Foundation TPMs heavily contribute to planning, negotiating cross-team dependencies, representing the customer, and are expected to shine as a valuable addition to the Facebook App organization.

Required Skills:

1. Define and lead product execution strategy for multiple areas of products and platform for the Facebook App

2. Collaborate with Engineering and business owners to define program requirements, set priorities, and establish scope which includes defining the roadmap and long-term strategy of the teams that you are partnering with

3. Manage cross functional dependencies, risks, and changes effectively by optimizing scope, schedule, and resources accordingly

4. Develop and own communication plans to effectively and proactively communicate program status, issues, and risks to stakeholders

5. Partner with cross functional teams to drive technical analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, and post implementation phases

6. Define and track key metrics and key quality and performance indicators and drive cross functional execution of program deliverables

7. Proactively identify and analyze complex, long-term, critical infrastructure problems with engineering leaders and stakeholders

8. Influence product decisions to align with higher company initiatives

9. Drive internal and external process improvements across multiple teams and functions including reducing the manual efforts through automation

Minimum Qualifications:

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

11. 7+ years of software engineering, systems engineering, hardware engineering, or technical product/program management experience

12. Experience delivering tech programs or products from inception to delivery

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

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

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

16. Organizational, coordination and multi-tasking experience

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

19. Web or Internet start-up environment and technical infrastructure management experience where you had to wear multiple hats

20. Experience in product sense including meeting the demands of the target market, ranking feature importance, managing complexity and measuring product success

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: JC192303643

Posted On: Sep 13, 2021

Updated On: Oct 22, 2021