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Meta Design Program Manager, Manager in Boston, Massachusetts


The Facebook Design community is pioneering technologies to bring people closer together, and our teams share in the responsibility of doing it at global scale. We are committed to designing and building Facebook apps and technologies—the Facebook app, Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus, Workplace, Portal and Novi—to serve a diverse global community. The team has gone through rapid growth, giving you an opportunity to better define and guide the operations across a broad scope. You'll be expected to lead a team that can proactively define better ways to quickly communicate, collaborate across the FB family of apps, and ship products using best-in-class tools and standards. As an authentic and inspiring leader, you see management as an opportunity to develop team strengths and increase impact, while adapting your leadership style to match an individual's unique needs or situations. You are a natural at building influence in cross-functional partnerships, proactively identifying and solving complex operational gaps within an organization and product development. You thrive in a fast-moving organization where you can guide your team towards programs that have lightweight, seamless processes.

Required Skills:

Design Program Manager, Manager Responsibilities:

  1. Ability to build meaningful cross-functional relationships.

  2. Leverage relationships to inform problem solving and improve our design team's focus and velocity. Manage Design Program Managers (DPMs) who are supporting key products.

  3. Manage and grow the DPM team to support product groups across the Family of Apps as the team works collaboratively with other orgs.

  4. Provide operational strategy for complex problems associated with a growing organization and limited design resources.

  5. Choose the highest impact opportunities and execute. Ensure we are resourcing both the short-term needs as well as looking ahead and planning for the next big challenge across product design teams.

  6. Develop lightweight, repeatable processes, standards, workflows and tools that keep the team nimble and successful in a culture that values moving fast and iterating quickly.

  7. Act as a strategic partner to design leadership on large, complex problems and operational programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 10+ years of experience in design operations or related fields establishing programs, supporting design teams, and developing relationships

  2. 2+ years of direct people management experience

  3. Knowledge of design process and strategy

  4. Experience in developing design standards and design operations

  5. Experience working with external vendors, including sourcing and negotiating

  6. Experience leading teams working with product or business teams from roadmapping through delivery

  7. Experience working directly with product designers, UX researchers, and content strategists

  8. Track record of influencing, defining and scaling complex company-wide product or business strategy in a fast-paced environment

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