Facebook Product Manager, Cellular Systems Lead in Menlo Park, California


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The Facebook Connectivity team works with mobile operators to bring more people online both by making mobile data affordable and attractive and by innovating hardware and software solutions for industry which lower total cost of operating. Through our Telecom Infrastructure Project, programs such as Open Cellular and back-end system efforts (e.g. OSS/BSS, network monitoring and optimization, EPC innovation), our teams develop innovative technology which helps move the industry forward to connect the unconnected. You will be responsible for defining products and programs that are excellent for partners and change the landscape and economics for cellular deployment. You will help envision, build, deploy the next generation of products deployed in partnership with mobile operators and in so doing will be one the key people in bringing the next billion people online. We are looking for someone who is entrepreneurial, structured, and possesses a mix of strong product sense, business acumen, and subject matter expertise with cellular networks, preferably with one or more of access network operations, OSS/BSS systems, and cellular equipment (hardware).

This position is full-time, based at our Menlo Park headquarters and will require international travel. Engineering teams supporting these efforts are in Menlo Park, Southern California, and Tel Aviv, Israel.

Required Skills:

  1. Lead the ideation, technical development, and launch of innovative hardware and software products for end-to-end lifecycle of cellular network design, deployment, operation, and support, with a particular emphasis on rural connectivity

  2. Establish shared vision across the company by building consensus on priorities leading to product execution

  3. Drive the ideation, technical development, and launch of innovative products

  4. Establish shared vision across the team by building consensus on priorities leading to product execution

  5. Drive product development with a team of world-class engineers, designers, and data scientists

  6. Integrate vendor and partner market studies, usability studies, research and market analysis into product requirements to enhance user satisfaction

  7. Define and analyze metrics that inform the success of products

  8. Understand Facebook’s strategic and competitive position and deliver products that are recognized best in the industry

  9. Manage and grow a team of product managers while also expanding existing product work streams

  10. Maximize efficiency and remove blockers in a constantly evolving environment where the process is fluid and creative solutions are the norm

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 10+ years of product management experience

  2. 5+ years experience as a people manager

  3. Bachelors degree in a technical discipline (i.e., Computer Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) or equivalent technical work experience (e.g., software engineer, network engineer, etc.)

  4. Communication and presentation experience

  5. Organizational and analytical experience

  6. Technical knowledge of LTE network architecture, OSS/BSS systems, and LTE signaling and data plane protocols, Evolved Packet Core (EPC) systems

  7. Technical knowledge of OSI network model, TCP/IP, MPLS and access network technologies such as Wi-Fi and 2G/3G cellular

  8. Experience developing network-focused platforms, management tools, or hardware products

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. MBA, other advanced degree, or experience founding and operating a company

  2. Experience in network or operations at a mobile network operator or at an equipment or services supplier to mobile network operators

  3. Fast-paced start-up environment experience

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. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com or you may call us at +1 650-308-7837.