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The New Product Experimentation team at Facebook is hiring a technical leader who is passionate about their singular goal: to build products that matter to the world. As the Head of Engineering and Data Science on the New Product Experimentation team, you will be responsible for leading a team of centralized technical functions — engineering, data science, etc. — responsible for building tools and surfacing data insights that empower small, ambitious product teams. This is a unique opportunity to join Facebook, enable new products to find the market fit, and reach massive scale. Their ideal candidate has the ability to lead a multi-disciplinary technical team, build quick scalable technology, and work with executive stakeholders. They are looking for an engineering leader with experience in developing consumer products, engineering systems, and developer tooling (internal or external), working with data science, and experience with security, privacy, or integrity systems for consumer products. The person in this role will support other leaders within the group and will help shape the culture of a world-class development organization. They are most interested in individuals who are: Strategic and technology-futurists. You are curious about emerging technology trends and platforms. You have the ability to articulate a future vision of how emerging technology should be leveraged and drive alignment with executives. You have the ability to bring others along with inspiration, clear communication, and deep listening skills. Team builders and servant leaders. You have demonstrated the ability to build, scale, and manage strong, complex organizations. You have experience in quickly recruiting best-of-class talent and mentoring and developing them into high-functioning, collaborative teams. Data inspired. You have demonstrated the ability to use data to inspire and inform what to build and focus on. Self-aware and humble. You have a growth mindset which means you are open to constant coaching and feedback. Deep self-awareness is demonstrated by your experience and stories of resilience and grit.


  • Develop infrastructure that enables rapid iteration and experimentation of new products
  • Support teams in multiple locations
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with global software engineering teams
  • Support teams in their own areas of responsibilities including but not limited to tooling, developer infrastructure, and data science
  • Develop a technical roadmap and vision, with guidance to both your team members and your peers
  • Champion engineering and operational excellence, establishing metrics and process for regular assessment and improvement
  • Establish a solid project framework and excellent development processes
  • Set clear expectations and create a positive work environment based on trust, accountability, in collaboration with the product and management teams
  • Operate strategically and tactically
  • Work on strategy and help set direction while staying on top of the day-to-day software development
  • Help set organizational culture and values

Minimum Qualification

  • 7+ years of working experience on platform technology involving collaboration with internal customer teams
  • 7+ years of experience growing teams, building management and individual contributor bench
  • 7+ years of work experience architecting, developing, and launching software products and/or services
  • 7+ years of experience managing engineering teams including hiring/termination and performance management
  • 3+ years of experience mentoring and supporting senior managers (managers of managers)
  • 7+ years of coding experience in one of the following languages: C++, Java, Python and/or PHP

Preferred Qualification

  • 5+ years of experience with hands-on technical management, release engineering, tools engineering, DevOps, or related area

Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. They 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. They also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in their recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let them know at


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