Facebook: L&D, Head of Design and Development


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.


As our company grows, so too do our people. The L&D team at Facebook plays a critical role in ensuring our employees have the tools and learning opportunities to multiply their impact at work and continually grow themselves as individuals and leaders. To support the quick-growing demand, we are hiring a Head of Design and Development, to be based at our San Francisco or New York offices. This individual will manage a team of program strategists, drive a number of important initiatives globally, and bring innovation and fresh thinking to the way we develop people.

Required Skills

  • Partner with L&D colleagues and cross-functional Partners to identify and drive a comprehensive design development strategy across Facebook
  • Lead the team of program strategists to set and execute on this development strategy
  • Provide content leadership for the learning team in the areas of leadership development and team development. This work will include benchmarking existing industry solutions and developing new tools and programming in highly innovative ways to support our talent strategy. It will also include supporting program delivery and leader training deployed across the whole organization
  • Partner with the technical, sales, and business training teams to ensure program & content congruence
  • Provide support to business-facing L&D leaders and HRBPs as necessary to build organizational development strategy
  • Participate as an active thought partner and team member to the Global L&D team and the HR leadership team, including attending regular team meetings and meeting strategic partners regularly to coordinate and agree on strategy and operational direction
  • Provide quarterly data reporting, sharing insights on the impact of these interventions to the HR Leadership team at Facebook
  • Provide ongoing ownership and support of learning measurement and assessment strategy and tools

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.