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Facebook Manager, Technical Program Management, Search Core Relevance in Seattle, Washington


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 is seeking a Manager for the Search, Technical Program Management (TPM) team. Technical Program Managers in Search lead cross-team engineering efforts for Facebook that help People find and discover People, Communities and Content that they care about. This role is part of the core Search team that powers the ranking of the Search suggestions as well as results pages. In this position, you will build the roadmap and lead the engineering execution defining and operationalizing a Core area within Relevance. This is a critical part of Search because most of the team's ranking models are based on high-scale Machine Learning techniques. Your team will do that while working closely with some of the world’s most talented Ranking/Product Engineers, Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Researchers and Product Managers to define the long-term vision and feature requirements for the team. You'll also provide cross-team and executive presentations to gain buy-in from key stakeholders. Search Technical Program Managers are a group of passionate individuals who go deep on learning their teams’ systems and then leverage this technical knowledge to influence and drive cross-team projects and roadmaps. The Search TPM works horizontally to create long-term value for Facebook Search by promoting the right technologies for productivity, stability, and growth.

New hires in this role go through the manager training, engineering bootcamp, are expected to build an overarching understanding of the whole system architecture and are embedded into the engineering and PM organization. As peers to Engineering Managers and Product Managers, Search TPMs heavily contribute to planning, negotiating cross-team dependencies, representing the voice of the customer, and are expected to shine as a valuable addition to the Search organization.

Required Skills:

  1. Lead the TPM team for one of the core search pillars and be the thought leader and driver for the overall pillar strategy and goals.

  2. Manage at least 4 direct reports.

  3. Articulate the technology, requirements, goals and milestones of your teams.

  4. Define and own metrics and key performance indicators.

  5. Build subject matter expertise in your area and stay up-to-date on technological developments.

  6. Determine who your customers are and communicate technical requirements to teams you depend on.

  7. Work with Product Management and Engineering teams to define your team's strategy.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Experience building a team through continual coaching and career growth opportunities.

  2. B.S. in a technical discipline or equivalent experience.

  3. 8+ years of software engineering, systems engineering, or similar tech experience including 4+ years of program/product management experience.

  4. 4+ years of experience working on services applying machine learning or similar approaches.

  5. Communication and interpersonal experience, including relationship building and collaboration within cross-functional team.

  6. Organizational, coordination, and multitasking experience.

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.