Technical Program Manager, Market Dynamics

Less than 5 years experience  •  Internet Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/16/17
Menlo Park, CA
Less than 5 years experience
Internet Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/16/17

Summary:

The Market Dynamics Technical Program Manager operates in Facebook Ads space and works with the Engineering organization and has technical knowledge that enables them to influence and drive cross-team projects and roadmaps. Ads TPMs are peers to Engineering Managers, typically reporting either to an Eng. or PM lead for a product area. Ads TPMs go through Engineering Bootcamp and are expected to possess an overarching understanding of the whole system architecture (e.g. in the case of Ads Backend, of the delivery system, payments, front end, and advertiser facing tools). By being embedded in an Engineering team, an Ads TPM commits to learning the team's technology and to making it transparent to other teams. They make sure that dependent teams are not broken by changes, and that their team is not broken by upstream changes while clearly communicating requirements to the teams they depend on. This is a full-time position based in our Menlo Park office.

Required Skills:

  1. Strong ownership and evangelism of core principles and assumptions of a digital advertising system.

  2. Drive improvements to FB ads auction, and bidding products

  3. Drive cross-team partnerships in order to develop products aligned with best practices.

  4. Drive important product and system development decisions by building data-driven consensus.

  5. Articulate the technology, requirements, goals and milestones of your team

  6. Define and own metrics and key performance indicators

  7. Build subject matter expertise in your area and stay up to date on technological developments

  8. Determine who your customers are and communicate technical requirements to teams you depend on

  9. Reduce surprises during execution and own progress reporting

  10. Work with PM and Engineering to define your team's strategy

  11. Make your tech stack transparent with great datasets, reporting and documentation

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. B.S. in a CS, Econ, Math, Physics or related fields

  2. 2+ years of software engineering or data science or machine learning or product management experience, in addition to project/program management experience.

  3. Communication skills and experience working with highly technical management teams

  4. Organizational and coordination skills along with multi-tasking capabilities to get things done in a fast-paced environment

  5. Ability to motivate and focus a collaboration to reach challenging goals

  6. Interpersonal skills, including relationship building and collaboration within a diverse, cross-functional team

  7. Analytical and problem-solving skills and exposure to large-scale systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in Ads, marketplace, or auction theory

  2. Web or Internet start-up environment and technical infrastructure management experience

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