Design Program Manager

8 - 10 years experience  •  Internet Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/16/17
Menlo Park, CA
8 - 10 years experience
Internet Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/16/17


Design Program Manager (DPMs) at Facebook are passionate connectors and problem solvers. By supporting the operational aspects of the design team, they enable designers to focus their time on designing product. DPMs improve team communication, collaboration, and remove roadblocks. As a DPM, 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 and industry expertise, and you'll have an opportunity to work with cross-functional teams as you establish great ways of working together. Above all else, DPMs ensure that teams are stable and running well in order to allow researchers and designers to focus on their work. We strive to communicate, connect and simplify.

Required Skills:

  1. Ensure the team has the information and connections they need to succeed

  2. Partner with the Design Manager with effective team communication, proactive problem solving, information gathering and distribution as well as cross-team collaboration

  3. Support research activities such as recruiting, facilitating research planning and helping align research schedule with design roadmap

  4. Establish communication structure across the design team including best practices for meeting facilitation, sharing updates, and connecting with cross-functional teams

  5. Facilitate meetings including preparing agendas, keeping conversation on-track and establishing action items and owners

  6. Work with Engineers, Product Managers and Design to establish deadlines that impact design work and ensure team is aware of key milestone dates. Establish predictable workflow

  7. Track and move product / cross-functional initiatives forward that have multiple stakeholders and many moving parts

  8. Manage design-driven initiatives that better define our workspace and our workflow

  9. Provide flexible processes that meet team needs and help keep work on track

  10. Communicate issues related to staying on schedule and propose solutions to remedy the issue

  11. Proactively raise issues before they are a problem for the design team or product output

  12. Establish team member onboarding and education programs

  13. Support and execute special team activities that build culture and drive clarity of purpose including team offsites and team onsites

  14. Serve as a dependable point of contact/link to DPMs and cross-functional teams across global offices

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 8+ years of experience as a producer, project manager or program manager with a background establishing systems, supporting teams, and developing relationships

  2. Experience working with product designers/UX as well as cross-functional teams

  3. Track record of operating independently, being detail-oriented, and delivering results in a highly organized manner

  4. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with independent time management, task prioritization, ability to identify problems and work towards solutions

  5. Experience building subject matter knowledge of FB Ad Tech, FB Ads, and the Ad Tech Industry

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience working with designers and creating design communities

  2. 6+ years of experience as a producer, project manager or program manager with a background establishing programs, supporting teams, and developing relationships

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