Technical Program Manager (Platform Software), Building 8

(Menlo Park, CA)

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.

Building 8 brings together world-class experts to develop and ship groundbreaking products at the intersection of hardware, software, and content. We have a clear mandate to ship products at scale. In particular, seemingly impossible products that define new categories and that advance Facebook's mission of connecting the world. The B8 team will apply DARPA-style breakthrough development at the intersection of ambitious science and product development. It will operate on aggressive, fixed timelines, with extensive use of partnerships in universities, small and large businesses. The Product Launch Team has the responsibility for taking breakthroughs and delivering them to market at scale. Building 8 seeks a Technical Program Manager (Software). 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, writing 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 Android kernel level software. 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.

Responsibilities

  • Collecting business and systems requirements from internal and external customers
  • Writing specifications, driving project schedules from design to release, and managing the production launch.
  • Lead and coordinate design/implementation efforts between internal teams and outside merchants and vendors to develop optimal solutions.
  • Make appropriate tradeoffs to optimize time-to-market, clearly communicate goals, roles, responsibilities, and desired outcomes to internal cross-functional and remote project teams.
  • Develop and drive high-level strategic initiatives, but also roll up your sleeves, dig in and get the job done.
  • Anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, and balance the business needs versus technical constraints.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 8+ years of relevant experience in program management.
  • 3+ years of coding experience in C and/or C++.
  • Experience managing efforts with device bring-ups and Kernel software
  • Ability to take projects and break them down into pieces, develop specifications, then deliver them in a manner.
  • Track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow through on projects.
  • Experience in delivery and commercialization in consumer electronics.

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