Facebook: Head of Strategic Audio Initiatives


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


Our investments across sound, audio and music are comprised of a variety of initiatives and teams across Facebook who work together to bring new product experiences to people. This role will be responsible for strategy, planning, and special high-touch projects in support of delivering meaningful audio experiences to our Facebook community. The head of strategic audio initiatives will work closely with the director of sound and design on vision and strategy related to audio, and influence design and implementation of sound and audio experiences across Facebook Inc. A successful candidate will manage and coordinate close partnerships with cross functional teams in order to develop strategies, programs, products and content related to audio experiences, as well as work closely with external partners. This position will be located in New York.

Required Skills

  • Act as a strategic leader and facilitate effective decision-making while building efficiencies across Facebooks efforts related to audio.
  • Ensure organizational goals and objectives are aligned with the broader strategies of Facebook.
  • Evaluate and recommend strategies, product plans, content development, financial investments, tooling and reporting to be applied across audio related efforts.
  • Collaborate with research teams investigating opportunities related to audio.
  • Work with content development teams to build our content strategy for audio.
  • Develop cross functional framework for sound and audio investments and report on progress, milestones and develop new ways of increasing transparency and visibility.
  • Lead development of conceptual frameworks, models, insights and recommendations on strategic decisions, including cross functional strategies and execution plans. Support recommendations with data, competitive, and strategic analyses.
  • Research emerging trends and opportunities and translate into actionable insights.

Employee Testimonials

Edward Fagin (Photo credit: Ryan Mack)
Edward Fagin
Engineering Manager

I'm an engineering manager on our real-time infrastructure team, and my team focuses on GraphQL Subscriptions — a component of the widely-used GraphQL open source query language for APIs — that makes it easier for engineers to build real-time features into their products. At Facebook, this framework powers a number of features that people use every day, including comment-typing indicators and streaming reactions on live videos.

At Facebook, you have the opportunity to contribute to an incredibly wide range of infrastructure projects. While our engineers have a variety of expertise, they share a passion for solving complex engineering challenges at scale. It's humbling to know that everything you work on can potentially impact more than two billion people around the world.

Vaneeta Singh (Photo credit: Ryan Mack)
Vaneeta Singh
Engineering Manager

We develop the network software for Facebook applications on iOS and Android platforms. This includes measuring and improving performance, reliability, security, and efficiency of network communication with Facebook servers. Getting the most out of a diverse set of worldwide mobile networks, and millions of handsets with a wide range of hardware capabilities is challenging as well as fun. All this while we play good citizens in these networks and are mindful of the device battery, storage, and data consumption.