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Technical Program Manager, Accessibility


Menlo Park, CA,US

As a Technical Program Manager for Facebook’s Central Accessibility, you will lead efforts to extend Facebook’s value to people with disabilities. You will set up and execute programs aimed at making our products more inclusive to people with disabilities by empowering product teams to build, test and launch features that are accessible. You will work closely with design/research, engineering product leads, QA, operations, 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 design system and frameworks teams, as well as engineering teams, 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.
Develop and manage end-to-end project plans and ensure on-time delivery.
Drive internal process improvements across teams, remove roadblocks, and deliver on high-impact projects with a focus on inclusion, efficiency, performance, and quality.
Help drive product and tooling decisions to align with higher company initiatives. Provide hands-on program management during analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, and post implementation phases.
Provide day-to-day coordination and quality assurance for projects and tasks.
Manage cross-functional product accessibility development programs in a matrix organization covering a range of teams and tools.
Develop robust engineering accountability measurements, maintaining high quality engineering work.
Assess business impact, prioritize initiatives and drive accountability in a fast-paced environment through project planning and strong interpersonal skills.
Build Accessibility subject matter expertise and stay up-to-date on assistive technology, native platform accessibility and other technological developments.
Communicate project status to stakeholders and various key teams around the organization.
B.S. in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or equivalent experience.
7+ years of software engineering, systems engineering, hardware engineering, or technical product/program management experience.
Experience delivering tech programs or products from inception to delivery.
Knowledge of user needs, gathering requirements, and defining scope.
Experience operating autonomously across multiple teams, demonstrated critical thinking, and thought leadership.
Communication experience and experience working with technical management teams to develop systems, solutions, and products.
Organizational, coordination and multi-tasking experience.
Analytical and problem-solving experience with large-scale systems.
Experience establishing work relationships across multi-disciplinary teams and multiple partners in different time zones.
7+ years of experience working on Accessibility programs or products.
Technical knowledge of the use of ARIA, and the Accessibility APIs on iOS and Android.
Technical knowledge of the use of Assistive Technologies for web, iOS and Android.
Experience participating in disability communities.
Experience leading or working in Accessibility industry partnership programs, standards development, or other working groups.
Excellent training and mentoring skills.
Knowledge of accessibility design and engineering best practices including WCAG guidelines.
Knowledge of disabled-user needs and experience gathering requirements and defining solutions.
Proven experience creating and deploying tech programs or products from inception to delivery.
Experience operating autonomously across multiple teams and time-zones, demonstrated critical thinking, and thought leadership.
Strong communication skills and experience working with senior leadership and technical management teams to define and develop systems, solutions, and products.
Analytical and problem-solving experience with large-scale systems.
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.
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

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