Facebook: Technical Program Manager, Release Engineering


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.


Release Engineering plays an integral role in implementing and executing product release processes as well as building internal tools for effective and effortless release management. In this role, you will establish and lead large scale release infrastructure programs end-to-end. We are looking for a person with a strong project management background, a passion for making tools that scale, and someone that is scrappy and gets the job done on-time. The Release Engineering team ensures that new software is released in a streamlined manner from development to production. The team establishes procedures and develops tools that are used by the Engineering, Product Management, and Operations teams. As a TPM, you'll use your strong technical ability and program management skills to drive product releases across many different platforms and teams. You'll work hard to ensure that Facebook's products are delivered on time, with repeatable and scalable process and tools.This is a full-time position based in our New York City office.

Required Skills

  • Establish and own large scale, complex release engineering programs end-to-end.
  • Coordinate with key stakeholders to manage and improve our release infrastructure.
  • Develop and manage end-to-end project plans and ensure on-time delivery.
  • Perform risk management and change management on projects.
  • Provide day-to-day coordination and communication for projects and tasks.
  • Empower engineers to move faster by removing roadblocks.
  • Deliver goals by ruthlessly prioritizing and focusing on impact.
  • Communicate project status to stakeholders and various key teams around the organization.
  • Drive internal process improvements across multiple teams and functions.
  • Interface with multiple Engineering, Product and/or Infrastructure teams.
  • Help drive tooling decisions to align with higher company initiatives.

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.