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Facebook Technical Program Manager, Instagram Accessibility in Jefferson City, Missouri

Intro:

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.

Summary:

As a Technical Program Manager for Instagram Accessibility, you will lead efforts to extend Instagram’s value to people with disabilities. You will set up and execute programs aimed at making our products more inclusive by empowering product teams to build, test and launch features that are accessible. You will work closely with product leads, QA, operations, design/research, engineering and many other cross-functional partners to help build support for the accessibility program and provide guidance and domain expertise to various teams. You will also work closely with the Instagram Design Systems as well as various frameworks engineering teams (React, Native Templates) to improve systems-level support for Accessibility and drive engineering investments to enable step-change improvements in our ability to build and scale accessible products.

Required Skills:

  1. Work with product and engineering to define your team's roadmap and execution strategy

  2. Develop and manage cross-functional programs, facilitating relationships across Instagram and Facebook to identify risks, manage dependencies and optimize resources

  3. Articulate the technology, requirements, goals and milestones of your team

  4. Build subject matter expertise in your area and stay up-to-date on assistive technology, native platform accessibility and other technological developments

  5. Drive internal process improvements across teams, remove roadblocks, and deliver on high-impact projects with a focus on inclusion, efficiency, performance, and quality

  6. Develop robust engineering accountability measurements, maintaining high quality engineering work

  7. Assess business impact, prioritize initiatives and drive accountability in a fast-paced environment through project planning and strong interpersonal skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. B.S. in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or equivalent experience

  2. 7+ years of software engineering, systems engineering or technical product/program management experience

  3. 3+ years of experience working on Accessibility programs or products

  4. Knowledge of disabled-user needs, gathering requirements, and defining scope

  5. Knowledge of accessibility design and engineering best practices including WCAG guidelines

  6. Proven experience creating and deploying tech programs or products from inception to delivery

  7. Experience operating autonomously across multiple teams and time-zones, demonstrated critical thinking, and thought leadership

  8. Communication skills and experience working with senior leadership and technical management teams to develop systems, solutions, and products

  9. Analytical and problem-solving experience with large-scale systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. 5+ years of experience working on Accessibility programs or products

  2. Technical knowledge of ARIA and the Accessibility APIs and Assistive Technologies on iOS and Android

  3. Experience participating in Accessibility communities and industry working groups

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We 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. We 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 our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.

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