Research Manager, Privacy

    • Washington, DC

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.

At Facebook, we are committed to honoring your privacy choices and protecting your information. One of our main goals for the next decade is to build much stronger privacy protections for everyone across the Facebook family of apps. Research plays a critical role and we want you to join us in this effort. We are looking for a Research Manager with excellent research, communication and people management skills.

We're looking for a research leader who is passionate about shaping our internal privacy tools and processes that underlie company-wide privacy decisions. You'll be responsible for leading a team of researchers whose insights drive priorities and design decisions as we equip and energize Facebook employees to bring privacy to the center of their work. You'll also balance strong execution partnerships with co-located and remote product partners.

You have a track record of leading research on internal-facing products and processes, with hands-on experience leveraging a broad range of research methods. We routinely integrate diverse sources of data, synthesize and triangulate insights to influence product strategy in a flat, fast-moving organization.

The Privacy Research team is part of the Privacy Org where we work closely with Product Management, Product Design and Content Strategy, Data Science, Engineering, and Policy. This role will play a critical part in advancing privacy practices at Facebook and beyond.

  • Manage and support a distributed team of researchers.
  • Resource allocation and prioritization: work with cross-functional partners on shared goals and priorities and ensure we deliver impact on the highest priority things, both on the short-term needs as well as looking ahead to the next big challenge.
  • Setting clear expectations for the team and empowering them to execute in a fast-paced environment.
  • Building the team through recruiting talent and fostering a culture of inclusivity where differences are appreciated, and everyone feels valued.
  • Combine strategic visioning and analytical activity, moving between macro trends and micro trends in privacy processes, and developing substantiated point of views.
  • Work closely with cross-functional partners (Product Management, Engineering, Data Science, Product Design, Policy and Internal Tools) and other researchers to identify and prioritize research questions, and empower the team to do the same.
  • Act as a thought leader in research and advocate for the diverse internal functions who use our products.
  • Support the team to deliver and communicate actionable research insights that make our internal employee experiences on privacy measurably better.
  • Identify opportunities to constantly improve the quality of thinking applied to privacy and data use insights.
  • Contribute to advancing the craft of research at Facebook.
  • Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction, Psychology, Anthropology, Information Science, Computer Science, Engineering, or Political Science or related fields with empirical research experience or Masters plus equivalent experience in conducting research.
  • 3+ years' experience managing a research team with a track record of strategic impact and rigorous research execution.
  • Experience conveying research findings and implications to diverse audiences.
  • Proven successful collaboration with cross-functional partners.
  • Analytical, project management, and problem-solving experience.
  • Experience managing both qualitative and quantitative researchers.
  • Experience managing distributed teams.
  • Experience leading or conducting research on internal company tools and processes and with internal users.
  • Experience with research regarding privacy and data use.
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