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Facebook Business Program Manager, Facebook AI Research in Annapolis, Maryland

Intro:

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.

Summary:

Facebook is seeking an experienced Business Program Manager to support the AI Research team. They will support leadership on strategy, planning, rollout of projects, help drive effective communications and efficient operations. This role will also partner closely with a large cross-functional team including engineering leadership, product marketing, program management, researchers, and engineers, as well as Finance, legal and HR.To be successful, you will be eliminating barriers to your team's success, clearly communicating your work to all stakeholders and ensuring the big picture stays in focus while delving into the details on specific issues. Ideal team members are adaptable and resilient, eager to attack unfamiliar problems with curiosity and tenacity, self-motivated and demonstrate creative and critical thinking capabilities to help the team be more efficient.The right candidate will be a strong communicator, comfortable with ambiguous environments, can move fast, bring people together, and focus squarely in advancing the science forward.

Required Skills:

  1. Partner with leadership team on development and communication of group mission

  2. Develop strategy to operationalize, track and achieve group’s mission

  3. Partner with org’s scientists and engineers to ensure excellent planning, prioritization and risk management. Link in with cross-functional partners to ensure collaboration

  4. Management of leadership meetings - setting agenda to drive organizational objectives and to ensure the smooth running of the organization

  5. Setup process for reviews - tracking, learning and iterating are key to how Facebook works. This role will be expected to define and run how monthly/quarterly/half yearly reviews work

  6. Ensure the smooth functioning of the org including driving efficient headcount, budget and tracking activities

  7. Partner with research and engineering leaders to organize key workshops & events

  8. Drive internal process improvements, remove gaps, coordinate multiple parties and alleviate bottlenecks

  9. Establish and scale collaboration programs, including being the lead on internal organizational content and information

  10. Collaborate cross-functionally and with researchers and engineers on the Facebook AI narrative and on strategic thinking with VP and Leadership team

  11. Establish strong working relations with all partners with an emphasis on unblocking team members when they are stuck and managing cross-functional engagements

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Proven track record of building and scaling programs and operations

  2. Experience in communication and messaging to a large organization

  3. Experience working directly with scientists, engineers, and leadership teams

  4. Communication, coordination, organizational and multitasking experience

  5. Interpersonal skills, including relationship building, stakeholder management and collaboration with a cross-functional, global team

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience working in AI/ML programs or teams

  2. Experience delivering programs or products from inception to delivery

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.

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