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Facebook Technical Program Manager in Helena, Montana


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 Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) division is developing future products in augmented reality and virtual reality with breakthrough work in conversational AI, computer vision, advanced optics, eye tracking, machine learning & reasoning and mixed reality that will enable groundbreaking experiences for consumers and businesses.In this role with the Speech and language team within FRL, you’ll lead planning of execution and integration of the team’s deliverables with FRL solutions. You will need a blend of deep technical understanding of data and ML and management to collaborate cross-functionally across software, hardware, and business units to ensure success.This leadership role is focused on supporting the Assistant’s ML Data Foundations. ML Data Foundations delivers datasets, models, and knowledge that power the ML systems across all components in the assistant product, such as ASR/TTS, NLU, NLG, Dialog, Reasoning, and the Knowledge Graph. The TPM in ML Data Foundations will work with a cross-functional team across those components, translate those needs into workstreams, and drive execution to goals across the organization.

Required Skills:

  1. Work with cross functional team to develop and drive execution of 18 month-2 year data strategy.

  2. Lead cross-functionally to define schedule, requirements, resource plans, integration plans, prioritize initiatives, and proactively identify/address potential setbacks.

  3. Work with external vendors, assist with vendor budget management, and work with software engineering to deliver SW solutions/features in a fast-paced environment.

  4. Maintain the team's focus on strategy and goal-oriented results when tackling complex problems.

  5. Communicate program status, risks and mitigation plans to AR/VR solutions and executives.

  6. Ensure project roadmaps, plans, and status documents are complete across the data foundations layer, current and available for review by all parts of the organization.

  7. Work cross functionally with Central Privacy, Product, Communications, Marketing, Speech, Language, Quality, Experiences on pre and post launch components.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 7+ years of software engineering, systems engineering, or technical product/program management experience.

  2. 3+ years experience managing vendor relationships/partnerships.

  3. Experience delivering tech programs or products from inception through delivery to post launch.

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

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

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

  7. Organizational, coordination and multi-tasking experience.

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

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience developing multiple products, multiple customers, and multiple vendors concurrently.

  2. Experience in coordinating and delivering multiple features into larger software products and services.

  3. Experience with data tools, pipelines, and analytics.

  4. Understanding of the relationship between data and machine learning models.

  5. 3+ years of experience in delivering software solutions for any one of the following Assistant, ML, AI.

  6. 1+ years experience as a people manager who has built and maintained a strong team across highly technical disciplines.

  7. Entrepreneurial background or start-up experience.

  8. Fluency in additional languages.

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