Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer steps down from his role to transition to a new part-time position.
Chief Technology Officer at Facebook for the past 13 years, Mike Schroepfer, announced his decision to resign from his role in a post on his Facebook page. He will be transitioning to a new part-time position within the company and will become Facebook's first senior fellow sometime in 2022.
The change in role is because he wants to dedicate more time to his family and his philanthropic efforts. Mike Schroepfer is a close friend of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. He also said that his new role would allow him to stay deeply connected to the company while working on critical initiatives, including recruiting, developing technical talent, and fostering Facebook's AI investments in critical technologies like PyTorch.
Another of Facebook's long-serving executives, Andrew Bosworth, will become the new Chief Technology Officer. The elevation of Bosworth to CTO indicates the growing priority of hardware among Facebook's plans. He has most recently been in charge of Facebook's augmented reality and virtual reality efforts. He also leads the development of hardware products such as Oculus and Portal, Facebook's video calling gadget.