Design Program Manager

Design Program Manager
The Design at Meta 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 Meta apps and technologies—the Facebook app, Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus, Workplace, Portal and Novi—to serve a diverse global community. Design Program Managers at Meta are passionate connectors and problem solvers. By supporting the various aspects of the product teams, you will enable teams to focus their time on designing, building and shipping products. You will improve team communication, collaboration, and remove roadblocks. Finally, you'll utilize a full range of organizational and interpersonal skills to help keep our teams on track, execute specific design initiatives intended to grow team culture, industry expertise, and team impact, and you'll have an opportunity to work with cross-functional teams as you establish great ways of working together.
Design Program Manager Responsibilities
  • Identify and drive large, organization-level product initiatives forward that have multiple stakeholders, competing deadlines, multiple dependencies and many moving parts.
  • Able to prioritize, assess tradeoffs, propose clear solutions and communicate strategically.
  • Identify, define and manage multi-team strategic initiatives that drive efficiency and impact. Often contributing best practices to discipline.
  • Own and facilitate meetings to drive progress against goals and objectives, and establish clear next steps and owners while resolving blocks that impede progress.
  • Proactively assess risk, raise flags, and resolve issues before they become problems for the larger teams.
  • Sought out as the operations expert to the product team and trusted leader across the company. Mentors and shares expertise with team members.
  • Uses persuasive communication to the right audience to get buy-in and feedback. Proactive in problem solving and effective information distribution.
  • Define and measure impact of programs and initiatives both qualitatively and quantitatively. Continually refines and iterates to ensure usage and adoption.
  • Scales programs and initiatives when necessary. Delegates effectively with clear expectations.
  • Source and manage operational budgets, vendor relationships and contracts.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Experience handling complexity and navigating ambiguity with teams on large-scale 0 to 1 projects from concept to execution
  • Experience working with product teams or programs from roadmapping through delivery
  • Experience working directly with product designers, UX researchers, and content strategists
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in relevant field
  • Track record of operating independently and without oversight
  • Experience leading product or business strategy in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience managing vendors and contractors
  • Experience using data to identify problems and communicate solutions
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About Meta
Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.
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(Colorado only*) Estimated salary of $168,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits
*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20)
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