Facebook hires and departures: former Apple employee becomes engineering director; FBX creator leaves

fbxRichard Williamson, who was part of the original iPhone team at Apple, has become a director of engineering at Facebook, according to LinkedIn.

Bloomberg first reported the story this week after hearing the news from unnamed sources. Williamson built software for the original iPhone and then led the company’s efforts on a maps product. He was fired by Apple in November after the maps app was largely considered a failure.

In departures news, Facebook product manager Antonio Garcia-Martinez, who spearheaded the social network’s moves into the retargeting space with the Facebook Exchange, this week had his last day with the company.

Garcia-Martinez came to Facebook in April 2011 after his company AdGrok sold to Twitter. He says FBX was built by a team of three in one month. He did not share his post-Facebook plans except to say, “Probably a few months in either forest, ocean, or desert. And then another ride on that startup roller coaster that got me here in the first place.”

Back on the hiring front, Facebook removed 32 job listings from its careers page this week, likely after filling roles in engineering, recruiting, infrastructure, user operations and other areas.

Prior listings removed from Facebook’s careers page:

  • System Engineer, Linux (Menlo Park)
  • Software Engineer, Mobile (Malaysia)
  • Business Operations Associate – SMB (Menlo Park)
  • Financial Planning & Analysis, Lead – Sales (Menlo Park)
  • Payroll Specialist (Menlo Park)
  • CRM Technology Partner (Menlo Park)
  • System Engineer, Linux (Menlo Park)
  • Information Operations Engineer, Security (Menlo Park)
  • Systems Engineer, Citrix (Menlo Park)
  • Global Manager, People Growth (Menlo Park)
  • Business Sourcer (Menlo Park)
  • Design Recruiter (Menlo Park)
  • Executive Technical Sourcer – Contractor (Menlo Park)
  • Lead Recruiter (Dublin)
  • Recruiter (Contract) (Dublin)
  • Recruiting Lead, Infrastructure (Menlo Park)
  • Recruiting Program Manager – Mergers and Acquisitions (Menlo Park)
  • Sourcing Manager, Cabling Infrastructure (Menlo Park)
  • Supply Chain Procurement Coordinator (Menlo Park)
  • Content Strategist, Global Vertical Marketing (6 month contract) (Menlo Park)
  • Presentation Designer, Business Marketing (Menlo Park)
  • Associate, Marketing Designer (Contract) (Singapore)
  • Media Solutions, Polish (Dublin)
  • Ads Risk Associate (Austin)
  • Team Lead, Risk Operations (Hyderabad)
  • Analyst, User Operations, French (Dublin)
  • Team Lead, User Operations Intellectual Property (Austin)
  • Account Manager, South Africa (Dublin)
  • Business Account Manager, Global Accounts (London)
  • Vertical Client Partner (London)
  • Client Partner, CPG (New York)
  • Client Partner, Tech/Social Commerce (Seattle – Menlo Park)

Who else is hiring? The Inside Network Job Board presents a survey of current openings at leading companies in the industry.

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