Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer Steps Down


Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer has announced that he will be stepping down from his role and will transition to a part-time role with the company till 2022 when he will be replaced by Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, who is currently the head of Facebook’s hardware division. Schroepfer said the move is one of the difficult decisions he had made so far in his career.


The Chief Technology Officer announced this through his Facebook account on Wednesday that: “this is a difficult decision because of how much I love Facebook and how excited I am about the future we are building together”.

Mike Schroepfer steps down as Facebook’s CTO to be replaced by

Andrew “Boz” Bosworth in 2022.


He further said that this change in role will allow him to dedicate more time to his family and his philanthropic efforts while staying deeply connected to the company working on key initiatives including recruiting and developing technical talent and continuing to foster the company’s AI investments in critical technologies like PyTorch.


It was observed before the change in leadership that Facebook either ignore or fail to properly address numerous problems affecting users across its services.


Schroepfer has been with Facebook since arriving as a vice president of engineering in August 2008, and he had held the position of CTO since March 2013.


Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, who is currently the head of Facebook’s hardware division has been tipped to be the new CTO come 2020.

The elevation of Bosworth as CTO is seen to be an indication of the growing priority of hardware among Facebook’s plans. Recalled that sometimes this year the company indicated that the metaverse, which is a space in virtual reality where people can meet, will be a major priority for its Oculus division.

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