Some more clues about Facebook’s plans for Facebook’s future plans appeared in job posts from the Facebook Careers Page, as well as in new postings from LinkedIn. Everything from Real Estate Counsel to Mobile engineers in Asia to more Washington, D.C. policy positions to Device Partnerships and Strategy jobs.
Facebook is seeking a Real Estate Counsel based in Palo Alto, Calif. to work on the company’s global real estate and technical operations team, reporting to the Associate General Counsel – Global Infrastructure & Operations. The job is specifically looking for someone able to negotiate global real estate transactions, including leases, licenses, purchase, sale, design, construction, land use, especially someone who can work with “broad array of agreements necessary to complete greenfield data center development projects (conceptual engineering phases through commissioning).” This person will also work on managing Facebook’s IP transit, transport, dark fiber, IRU, CDN, peering and telecom around the world.
This, of course, comes as the company is looking to move into a large new headquarters in Menlo Park, California.
Two policy jobs also opened up this week. A Manager of Policy Communications will work specifically on privacy, safety and security, work with public/private groups, doing proactive and reactive work and be based in Palo Alto. Facebook’s looking for a seasoned pro with 12-15 years of professional, preferably political, communications experience. In D.C. the company is seeking a Manager of Public Policy to monitor legislative and regulatory issues at the state level, as well as participate in federal policy conversations via writing papers and researching for the company. This public policy employee will help develop Facebook’s policy goals, too, work with domestic/international NGOs and should have an advanced degree in a related field.
Two mobile-related jobs in Asia indicate the company’s growth in the region. A Partner Engineer of Mobile in Hong Kong and one in Singapore were posted this week. Facebook’s Careers Page notes that both positions would require candidates to help mobile partners implement Facebook products, troubleshoot them, manage the company’s relationship with partners and write material for the Facebook developer community. Both positions require a very specific skill set: At least 3 years of experience in a software engineering-type job, understanding of web technology, a degree in computer science, skills to develop software, Unix/Linux, the ability to travel, mobile platform experience and “Mandarin language skills are a major plus.”
There were two exciting hires who announced their employment with Facebook on LinkedIn. One was Lenn Pryor, who left a job as VP of Product Music at Nokia to work as Facebook Mobile’s Device Partnerships in January. Pryor previously worked as Director of Mobile at eBay and Director of Platforms, Developer Program at Skype and Director of Platform Evangelism at Microsoft. Next was Ranwa Sarkis who is now employed as Head of Strategy & Planning of EMEA at Facebook and was Manager of Global Sales Strategy & Operations at Google before she started her new Facebook job last month.
Facebook posted several jobs this week for its overseas offices on the Careers Page. Sales and User Operations jobs in Dublin, Ireland, Global Sales Development in London, UK, Human Resources and User Operations in India, Account Executive positions in Hong Kong and Singapore and a DSO Account Manager in Toronto. A few other interesting new posts were: MBA Intern, Platform Operations, Trust and Safety Manager, Security Manager-Incident Response and a Palo Alto-based Head of Marketing.
Jobs that disappeared from Facebook’s Careers Page this week include a handful of jobs in the Dublin office related to recruiting, law enforcement response and a Lead Qualifier position. The Corporate Communications Manager position was not on the list, neither were the Policy & Privacy Manager position in Brussels or the Manager of Privacy and Policy in Hamburg or Berlin. A Manager of Partner Insights position, Manager of Developer Advocacy and California-based Data Center Technician job also disappeared.
LinkedIn’s feed of Facebook-related news is back up and includes some interesting professional movement. Kati More, who was previously a manager at Ernst & Young, is now a Recruiter for Facebook. Jessica Cihon is working in Account Management after working as a Communications Assistant at Ithaka. Kyle Murray is now employed as a Data Center Technician after working at Microsoft as a Network Engineer.
Analysts also shared their new Facebook employment status on LinkedIn. Carlow Roque is working as an Analyst, leaving his job at The brpr Group, Susan Montes is an Analyst – UO Latin America, having worked as a production manager at Media X at Stanford University and Syveda Khan is an Analyst of User Operations, just leaving a position as an AdWords Specialist at Google India.
New Facebook engineers also announced their job changes on LinkedIn. Eugene Zarakhovsky left iLike at MySpace, Rob Wultsch left GoDaddy.com to work as an MySQL Database Engineer, former Google Systems Administrator Nick Burrett is now also a MySQL Database Engineer, Judy Chang is a new Software Applications Developer and just left a job as a Project Manager at Bell Laboratories, Chao Qin is an engineer, leaving a job at Develop Contractor at TopCoder, Inc. New Software Engineer interns Olesksandr Kuvshynov and Mark Greve also announced their jobs on LinkedIn.
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