Software Development Operations Lead - Building 8

(Menlo Park, CA)

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. 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 empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.

Building 8 brings together world-class experts to develop and ship groundbreaking products at the intersection of hardware, software, and content. We have a clear mandate to ship products at scale. In particular, seemingly impossible products that define new categories and that advance Facebook's mission of connecting the world. The B8 team will apply DARPA-style breakthrough development at the intersection of ambitious science and product development. The Product Launch Team has the responsibility for taking breakthroughs and delivering them to market at scale. Building 8 seeks a Software Development Operations Lead who will own leading Building 8's software development operations activities. This is a full- time position based in our Menlo Park office.


  • Lead Building 8 SW Development Operations activities.
  • Define process and best practices for reliable delivery of quality software.
  • Design, manage and maintain tools to automate engineering operations.
  • Design, build, implement and support CI/CD framework.
  • Develop and support processes to maintain uptime, SLAs and availability of critical platform components.
  • Drive automation and reliability at all levels.
  • Coordinate with the larger Facebook release engineering and infrastructure teams to support Building 8 capacity needs, tooling and other infrastructure support.
  • Set project milestones and determine resource requirements.
  • Lead devops engineers to achieve project milestones.
  • Communicate work status regularly with clear articulation of design choices along the way.
Minimum Qualifications
  • 5+ years of experience as a technical lead for teams of 5 or more engineers.
  • Communication experience including drafting reports, design notes, use cases, and acceptance criteria.
  • Knowledge in scripting languages like Python, Ruby, Bash etc.
  • Experience with setting up and supporting CI/CD for devices.
  • Experience with build systems and release management tools (Git, Jenkins, Jira).
  • Experience with SQL (MySQL).
  • B.S. Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related fields.
Preferred Qualifications
  • M.S. Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related fields.
  • PHP/Hack experience.
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