Production Engineer

(New York, NY)

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share, and make the world more open and connected. Through our growing family of apps and services, we’re building a different kind of company that helps billions of people around the world connect and share what matters most to them. Whether we’re creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to make the world more open and accessible. Connecting the world takes every one of us—and we’re just getting started.

Production Engineers at Facebook are hybrid software/systems engineers who ensure that Facebook’s services run smoothly and have the capacity for future growth. They are embedded in every one of Facebook’s product and infrastructure teams, and are core participants in every significant engineering effort underway in the company.

Our team is comprised of varying levels of experience and backgrounds, from new grads to industry veterans. Relevant industry experience is important, but ultimately less so than your demonstrated abilities and attitude. We sail into uncharted waters every day at Facebook in Production Engineering, and we are always learning.

This position is full-time and located in our New York City office.

Responsibilities

  • Own back-end services like our Hadoop data warehouses, front-end services like Messenger and Newsfeed, infrastructure components like our Memcache infrastructure, and everything in between
  • Write and review code, develop documentation and capacity plans, and debug the hardest problems, live, on some of the largest and most complex systems in the world
  • Together with your engineering team, you will share an on-call rotation and be an escalation contact for service incidents
  • Partnered alongside the best engineers in the industry on the coolest stuff around, the code and systems you work on will be in production and used by millions of users all around the world

Minimum Qualifications

  • Engineering, or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience
  • 1 year or more of UNIX and TCP/IP network fundamentals
  • 1 year or more of coding skills at an advanced level
  • Ability to learn new development languages (PHP, Python, C++, and Java are all in heavy use)
  • Ability to learn new software, frameworks and APIs
  • Ability to perform ‘guerrilla capacity planning’ for internet service architectures
  • Knowledge in large-scale internet service architectures (such as load balancing, LAMP, CDN’s), even if you haven’t worked on one
  • Configuration and maintenance of applications such as Apache, Memcached, Squid, MySQL, NFS, DHCP, NTP, SSH, DNS, and SNMP
  • Detail oriented

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS or MS in Computer Science

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