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[liberationtech] FW: [TIER] Facebook Connectivity Lab opening

Melody Clark melclark at
Wed Aug 3 13:29:51 PDT 2016

From: Temina Madon <tmadon at<mailto:tmadon at>>
Date: Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 1:15 PM
Subject: [TIER] Facebook Connectivity Lab opening
To: tier at<mailto:tier at>

Research Manager, Connectivity Lab

Menlo Park, CA

Facebook was built to help people connect and share, and over the last decade our tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate with one another. With over a billion people using the service and more than fifty offices around the globe, a career at Facebook offers countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization.

We believe connecting the world is one of the greatest challenges of our generation, and that everyone deserves access to the knowledge, tools and opportunities that come from being connected. That’s why we, along with other tech companies, launched (, a global partnership to make the Internet available to the two thirds of the worlds population that doesn’t have it. The Connectivity Lab team has been working on developing new platforms and solutions for connectivity. Come join us and help build and lead a research team to support our Connectivity Lab. The candidate will be adept at evaluating problems from a global level to the nanoscale, in a variety of domains that include, but are not limited to the communications systems themselves.


Help build and lead a research team to support the Connectivity Lab.
Champion engineering and operational excellence, establishing metrics and process for regular assessment and improvement
Establish and maintain excellent development processes.
Establish processes and tools to measure progress and impact.
Provide technical leadership and guidance to both your team members and for the lab.
Foster a positive, creative and collaborative environment, encouraging brainstorming and an openness to try new ideas.
Set clear expectations and create a positive work environment based on accountability, in collaboration with the engineering and management teams.
Work with the commercial side of the Connectivity Lab to transition research projects to commercialization.


B.S. or M.S. in Physics, Electrical Engineering or a related technical field.
Experience working on communication systems is a preferred.
At least 10 years of professional technical leadership experience successfully architecting, developing, and launching hardware/software projects and/or services
At least 10 years of experience managing successful engineering teams including hiring/termination and performance management.
High proficiency and technical leadership in leading research efforts.
Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Deep understanding of how culture and team dynamics create exceptional teams.

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