Facebook Solutions Architect Manager, Workplace in San Francisco, 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.


Workplace by Facebook's (https://workplace.fb.com) mission is to revolutionize the way organizations communicate and collaborate at work. Workplace is for everyone: By bringing the powerful tools we have built over the last decade into the workplace we allow businesses to connect with and engage their entire workforce with a powerful mobile-first set of applications.

Facebook is seeking a talented people manager to lead Solutions Architects in the North American region as part of the global client facing services organization. As the Manager, you will be responsible for leading, developing and coaching a team of highly skilled client-facing non-engineering technical SAs focused on deploying and integrating Workplace. Working closely with sales, product management and engineering teams, you will be responsible for developing trusted and highly credible cross-functional relationships. In this dynamic role, you will lead the team in the development and implementation of enduring and scalable processes to enable the long-term growth and success of Workplace.

This role is full-time and is based in Menlo Park/San Francisco.

Required Skills:

  1. Lead, develop manage and grow the Solution Architect's success through coaching and mentorship and a focus on team capability building

  2. Lead the team to effectively enable the Workplace team with high quality and relevant technical services for Workplace

  3. With an eye on operational scale and efficiency, enable and lead initiatives that support the development of efficiency and scale in day to day operations

  4. Provide clear and actionable feedback to the product and engineering teams highlighting the areas of greatest opportunity

  5. Develop and maintain a depth of industry, client and product knowledge that enables you to be effective as a leader and credible as a thought partner

  6. Foster knowledge sharing across teams. Where applicable, you seek to institute new processes to operationalize best practices

  7. As a leader in the organization, see the big picture and work well with cross-functional stakeholders to enable Workplace overall sales and product goals

  8. Engage with peers to plan and execute a common set of objectives

  9. Develop understanding of the Workplace system architecture, integration components and APIs

  10. Build knowledge on security, compliance and regulatory requirements

  11. Engage with clients to understand their business objectives and challenges, assist with customer engagement where necessary

  12. Willingness and ability to travel approximately 15% of time

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Experience as a solutions architect, technical consultant or partner/sales/solutions engineer

  2. People leadership experience, demonstrated experience leading and inspiring others to higher levels of performance

  3. Experience collaborating with and leading cross-functional groups to produce results

  4. English language communication and presentation experience

  5. Problem solving and analytical experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience with and understanding of enterprise security, including user/identity management (e.g. Active Directory), protocols (e.g. SAML, Kerberos), concepts (e.g. Single Sign On, Mobile Device Management), certifications and common regulatory challenges

  2. Understanding of web and cloud technology (TCP/IP, HTTP, HTML, JavaScript, RESTful APIs)

  3. Experience and understanding of the technical, organizational and cultural challenges deploying cloud based software-as-a-service solutions into enterprise environments

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.