Facebook Engineering Manager - Privacy Preserving Technology in Menlo Park, California


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's Privacy & Data Use team has the mission of making Facebook the most trusted guardian of data in the world. We work on a number of initiatives to ensure that people are not surprised and policy makers are satisfied about Facebook's data use. Most of these problems are hard and have not been solved at our scale.

We are looking for a leader to spearhead our efforts in applying cutting edge privacy preserving technology such as secure multi-party computation, private set intersection, differential privacy, k-anonymization, etc., to solve challenging issues at the intersection of people’s privacy expectations, customer satisfaction, and business interests. Primary responsibilities in 2019 will be setting a bold vision, structuring our efforts in this open-ended space, building out a high performance applied research team, leading our engagements with the academic community, working with product teams to solve their privacy challenges, and when it makes sense publicizing our work in appropriate forums. This person will have a strong academic and research background as well as significant industry experience. Successful candidate will have the ability to work cross-org and navigate an ambiguous space enabling the organization tackle some of the hardest problems in the privacy space.

Required Skills:

  1. Define and drive a cohesive, effective and defensible strategy that inspires the team and is easy to understand and communicate, both internally and externally.

  2. Effectively scale the team by attracting and mentoring great people — at various levels of experience — to grow a well-balanced, high performing team.

  3. Deliver innovative solutions to minimize the dependence on human decision making in enforcing privacy practices.

  4. Empower and leverage the open Facebook engineering culture.

  5. Have a passion for privacy and be able to positively spread this enthusiasm to partner teams across the organization.

  6. Articulate privacy goals clearly and be able to build consensus while avoiding theoretical or hypothetical arguments.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Proven hands-on technical management.

  2. Demonstrated experience in recruiting, training and managing research teams.

  3. Experience in translating technical concepts to audiences, including software engineers, business and technical leaders, and external privacy community members and press.

  4. PhD in Computer Science or equivalent.

Industry: Internet

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