Technical Program Manager, Growth Ranking

Facebook | Menlo Park, CA

Posted Date 12/18/2018
Description Instagram is looking for a Technical Program Manager to drive infrastructure initiatives that maximize performance, stability, and efficiency across growth and ranking initiatives. As a TPM on Instagram, you will work closely with product, engineering, and machine learning teams to deliver on critical programs that empower teams to iterate quickly.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, adept at collaborating cross-functionally, and focused on advancing Instagram engineering initiatives. This is a constantly evolving space, and the TPM is expected to be flexible and pivot based on the problems we are trying to solve. This person will be highly organized, productive, poised, and able to thrive in high-pressure, time-sensitive scenarios.

This is a full-time position based in our office in Menlo Park.


  • Articulate the technology, requirements, goals and milestones for your team

  • Develop and manage cross-functional programs in a matrix organization covering a range of areas, facilitating relationships across teams at Instagram and Facebook to manage dependencies and optimize resources

  • Drive internal process improvements across multiple teams and functions, remove roadblocks, and deliver on high-impact projects that align with the company mission and goals

  • Collaborate with engineering and product management partners to define roadmap and long-term strategy for your team's domain

  • Roadmap and communicate program updates, risks and new opportunities to leaders and stakeholders, identify dependencies and perform risk/change management on projects

  • Drive accountability and ownership in a fast-paced environment through project planning and strong interpersonal skills


  • B.S. in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or equivalent experience

  • 7+ years of software engineering, systems engineering or technical product/program management experience

  • Experience delivering tech programs or products from inception to delivery

  • Knowledge of user needs, gathering requirements, and defining scope

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

  • Communication experience and experience working with technical management teams to develop systems, solutions, and products

  • Organizational, coordination and multi-tasking experience

  • Analytical and problem-solving experience with large-scale systems

  • Experience establishing work relationships across multi-disciplinary teams and multiple partners in different time zones


  • Experience in social media, software, internet or digital media industries

  • Domain expertise in search, ranking and relevance infrastructure

Job Category
Marketing, Growth Hacking

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