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Facebook Technical Program Manager, Instagram Product Infrastructure 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.


Instagram is looking for a Technical Program Manager to drive engineering programs designed to help protect the information shared by billions of people. We work across all of infrastructure and across all layers of the tech stack at the company. As a TPM on Instagram, you will play a critical role across product and engineering teams. You will work to identify key challenges and partner closely with engineers, data scientists, product and policy teams to drive programs that address these challenges. 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 in the privacy domain. This is a quickly 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. This is a full-time position based in the Menlo Park office.

Required Skills:

  1. Collaborate with engineering partners to define success criteria, metrics, and the supporting roadmap and achieve the multi-half strategy for your team's domain

  2. Drive the day to day execution of cross-functional infrastructure and privacy engineering programs, including internal process improvements, removing roadblocks, and delivery of projects that meet company mission & goals

  3. Build and maintain relationships and partnerships in a highly dynamic matrix organization covering a range of areas, enabling collaboration, managing dependencies, and driving execution across teams at Instagram and Facebook

  4. Partner with key infrastructure groups, product teams, data scientists, and analysts across the company to drive technical decision making and build scalable, performant, and reliable systems

  5. Articulate the technology, requirements, goals and milestones of your team and partner teams

  6. Roadmap and communicate program updates, risks and new opportunities to leaders and stakeholders, identify dependencies and perform risk/change management on projects

  7. Drive accountability and ownership in a fast-paced environment through project planning and strong interpersonal skills

Minimum Qualifications:

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

  2. 7+ years of software engineering, systems engineering or technical product/program management experience

  3. Interpersonal skills, and track record of bringing teams together for a common goal

  4. Experience delivering large-scale engineering programs or products from inception to delivery

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

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

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

  8. Organizational, coordination and multi-tasking experience

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience with privacy infrastructure and product development

  2. Experience with machine learning and AI detection systems

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 accommodations-ext@fb.com.