Product Design Manager, Messenger Experiences at Facebook
Menlo Park, CA, US
Messenger is looking for an experienced Product Design Leader to lead a team of talented designers as we build Messenger’s core interfaces and scale out our platform. Our charter is to get the fundamentals right and ensure that Messenger is simple, reliable, and well-crafted. Candidates must have strong mentoring and communication skills. The role combines growing and managing a team with hands-on design and having a high bar for product quality. As a leader on this team, you will be tasked with, elevating Messenger’s craft and quality, empowering the team to do their best work, being a great communicator and collaborator and having deep knowledge in iOS/Material/Desktop standards. You will be responsible for leading Facebook's Interop project, focused on unifying platforms across Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, and FB App.

  • Manage and develop a team of 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.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with product management, engineering, user research and communication design to ensure a smooth product development process.
  • Recruit new designers and actively participate in the hiring process.
  • Execute in a fast-paced and highly fluid environment.
  • Collaborate with teams in other offices.
  • Communicate with data to drive change.
  • 5+ years experience in a people management role on a Design team.
  • 8+ years of design experience.
  • A portfolio of work that contains examples of Interaction (UX) Design and Visual Systems Development for digital applications that work in cross browser environments.
  • Experience leading product strategy.
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.
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