Polygon Project Manager – Facebook – Burlingame, CA

Facebook shows maps to billions of our users all over the world. Our maps help people to discover and connect with friends, creators, businesses, and other organizations they care about. They’re vital for internal communication of spatial statistics and required for public data sharing with non-profit and crisis response partners through Facebook’s Data for Good program. As a global company, we operate in almost all world jurisdictions and the maps we create must be usable regardless of language, location, or geopolitical point of view.The Spatial Computing team helps Facebook answer questions that begin with “where?” We combine open data, teams of map editors, GIS technology, and emerging AI/ML techniques to produce a world-scale mapping dataset. We participate in open data projects like OpenStreetMap to build our own maps and contribute back to the communities that create data. We coordinate with product teams throughout Facebook to provide map services across the family of apps and provide assistance to teams who want to more effectively use maps in their work. We are looking for candidates with experience organizing geography and policy decisions to ensure Facebook’s maps work for all of our users.Our team includes engineers, data scientists, cartographers, and GIS analysts with varying levels of experience and backgrounds including recent graduates and industry experts. We are excited to expand our work to include relationships with policy counterparts and support the creation and delivery of high-quality geopolitical map data.

  • Identify and catalog national, subnational, and local administrative regions with changed or politically-sensitive boundaries
  • Incorporate commercial and open source data into a unified Facebook boundary model
  • Research best approaches from across the geospatial industry
  • Identify relevant policy contacts throughout the company, establish relationships, and determine solutions to sensitive boundary disputes
  • Guide GIS analysts and other internal and external collaborators in creating datasets
  • Identify users of spatial boundary data throughout Facebook to research use cases and promote single sources of boundary data
  • Interface with Engineering and business owners for project requirements and scope
  • Drive collaboration and motivation to reach challenging goals
  • Help drive product decisions to align with higher company initiatives
  • B.S. in geography, library science, information science, or related field
  • 5+ years of GIS, library, information organization, program/product management, or similar experience
  • Experience operating autonomously across multiple teams, demonstrated critical thinking, and thought leadership
  • Communication skills and experience working with technical management teams
  • Organizational and coordination skills along with multi-tasking experience to get things done in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with political geography and related policy decisions
  • Experience delivering tech programs or products from inception to delivery
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, exposure to large-scale systems and experience writing code/queries

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 [email protected]

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