Former Hardware Storage Technical Program Manager at Facebook
about 3 years ago
The managers make sure that the people on board are up-to-date with projects and the technology. Knowledge in areas of storage, networking, operating systems and computer architecture from school's coursework is very helpful on the technical end. Holding leadership positions and having managed projects in cross functional scenarios helps with the role as well. Anything specific to Facebook's technology and projects is learned on the job. The team is very approachable and transparency is highly encouraged. Breadth in technical knowledge is useful for this role in particular as compared to depth in a certain area which might be a requirement for other focused roles.
Definitely look up Facebook Rotational Product Manager Program (fbrpms.com). The Facebook Rotational Product Manager Program is an entry-level rotational program for budding product managers. It’s an 18-month program encompassing, one month of training, three rotations across different product teams, and a two-week global research trip. One highlight of this program is that RPMs do not need a computer science degree and no technical background is required, so if you want to solve problems along with the world’s largest social network, this is your chance!
You might also be interested in exploring other similar programs: https://medium.com/pminsider/product-management-digest-apm-3c2631683139