Product Developer, Education Modernization

Facebook

Product Developer, Education Modernization

(Menlo Park, CA)
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 Education Modernization (EdMod) group at Facebook seeks to apply Facebook technology, knowledge & services to advance K-12 education. Areas of focus right now are TechStart (techstart.fb.com (http://techstart.fb.com/)) and inspirED (inspired.fb.com (http://inspired.fb.com/)). We are also actively working on creating engaging and valuable communities and experiences in and surrounding tech in support of these programs and as standalone experiences. TechStart focuses on creating future opportunities through CS for primarily low income high school student populations. inspirED aims to empower high school students to create more positive, emotionally intelligent climates at their high schools. Both initiatives put students first and one of the most significant opportunities for both initiatives is to create positive impact for students through leverage of technology. Specifically, technology that Facebook is uniquely well suited to deploy, manage and develop in support of education.

The EdMod Product Developer will develop a deep understanding of our students and educators, their motivations, desires and habits and leverage these insights to engage, grow and support this audience through the application of technology. We will have a particular focus on leveraging Oculus and Virtual Reality as part of this work, so the Product Developer can expect to spend a lot of cycles working with VR. Facebook is uniquely positioned to leverage technology on behalf of learners and the Product Developer will play a primary role in helping us reach our impact potential in Education.
Responsibilities
  • Lead design, rapid iteration, and rollout of technology projects, services, and/or products that support EdMod's mission.
  • Ownership of at least one of the following:
    • Large-scale web analytics
    • Teacher/student support
    • Classroom engagement and project development for AR/VR and other emerging technologies
  • Share learnings and processes with EdMod Labs and the EdMod team at large.
  • Provide basic classroom support: educator training, project support, etc.
  • Research and identify which forms of technology engagement are most meaningful to our target students.
  • Engage with students and educators in native environments.
  • Study other technology-based learning models that have been successful with our target audience.
  • Leverage our presence with students to create smooth on-boarding paths to technology-centered experiences.
  • Measurably test & demonstrate the value our technology experiences provide for students and educators.
  • Act proactively based on understanding of legal and policy implications for different technology experiences.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Degree in Computer Science
  • Experience with product scoping, iteration, and implementation
  • Proven ability working on and sharing learnings with a team
  • Track record of operating independently, being detail-oriented, and delivering results in an organized manner
  • Ability to apply technology for the betterment of learning experiences
  • Experience with the education industry
  • Experience sharing responsibilities and objectives with peers
  • Experience formulating strategy and keeping track of metrics and goals
  • Experience interfacing with different teams and able to pivot as necessary, according to goals and objectives
Preferred Qualifications
  • Understanding of current education technology and technology news
  • Interest in product development methodologies such as agile development, rapid prototyping, etc.
  • Experience with software development at scale, such as web development (NodeJS, React)
  • Experience working with or in support of diverse communities
  • Experience developing technology projects such as educational videos, blogs, guides, etc.
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If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com or you may call us at 1+650-308-7837.
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