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Facebook Silicon Strategy & Product Manager in Redmond, Washington


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 Silicon Strategy & Partnerships team is in search of a technical yet business-mindedindividual contributor to drive multiple vectors that impact and define our silicon strategy andplanning efforts. This role encompasses both micro and macro aspects of custom siliconplanning and development, and the ideal candidate will be able to seamlessly navigate betweenimmediate execution needs and long-term strategic planning.

Required Skills:

  1. Establishing a crisp and cross functionally-aligned strategy for the development of custom IP blocks and/or custom chips. Includes identifying de novo opportunities, building the case for/against undertaking a project, building consensus for and securing approvals from cross-functional stakeholders and executive leadership for new projects in alignment with product priorities.

  2. Driving definition, schedule and clarity of engineering/system requirements for custom IP and/or chips, in close collaboration with Facebook Agile Silicon Team (FAST) engineers. Requires deep technical understanding of silicon development process and ability to effectively drive matrixed teams to decisions to be reflected in technical documents such as RFIs, ERS’ and SOWs.

  3. Representing FAST and Sourcing leadership vis-a-vis silicon design services, foundries and other ecosystem vendors, and facilitating growth of trust relationships with all key partners. Will require domestic and international travel when deemed safe.

  4. Providing guidance on strategic deal terms including IP rights and ensuring consistency of approach and prioritization across similarly situated third party engagements. Close collaboration with Partnerships lead, as appropriate.

  5. Developing and implementing new processes to improve operational and execution efficiencies (e.g. RFI process, IDF filings, new project review/approvals, PDP processes).

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing and Operations Engineering.

  2. Minimum 10 years of experience in one or more positions responsible for shipping consumer electronics products, with experience dealing directly with silicon (development, procurement/sourcing). Familiarity with both silicon and consumer hardware development life cycles and ODM/CM working models.

  3. Experience with silicon development process and strategic vendors in the silicon ecosystem (e.g. foundries, IP licensors, design services vendors).

  4. Experience working with cross-functional teams including Silicon Engineering, Product HW and SW Engineering, Product Management, Partnerships, Sourcing, Finance, and Legal.

  5. Experience with computing and mobile operating systems and SW application development life cycles.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Working experience at Tier 1 semiconductor company strongly preferred.

  2. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to champion initiatives internally and externally, and for effective communication with executive management and external partners.

  3. Technical, Analytical and cross-functional collaboration skills.

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