: Product Design Manager, Dev Tools (ML/AI)


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.


The Infra Design team creates products that empower everyone at Facebook to connect the world. As a Product Design Manager in Developer Tools you will be responsible for helping Facebook engineers create and maintain all of the apps and products that Facebook builds.With over 2.7 billion people, our Facebook community is growing rapidly, and at this scale we cannot fulfill our mission without cutting edge AI and analytics systems, tools and services that operate at unprecedented scale. We're seeking a Product Design Manager to help us shape the innovative products and capabilities that empower our data and machine learning engineers to move fast in tackling problems, such as reducing integrity issues and improving search. In this role, you'll be a foundational member of Facebook's AI and Analytics Developer Experience leadership team, working together with your counterparts in product management, engineering, and data science to define the strategy and vision that guide the team to build great products addressing real user needs.This position is full-time and based in New York City.

Required Skills

  • Manage the health and success of a growing team of talented designers. This requires setting clear goals, managing project loads and allocating designers accordingly, ensuring deadlines are met and setting up team members for overall success.
  • Guide the team to develop best practices for ensuring a high bar of quality.
  • Establish a strong, collaborative design practice with a healthy feedback culture.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners to establish a shared vision by building consensus on priorities, leading to sound product design and execution.
  • Recruit new designers and actively participate in the hiring process.
  • Manage a distributed design team and collaborate with teams in other offices.
  • Execute in a fast-paced and highly fluid environment.

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.