Systems Engineer

Systems Engineer

(Menlo Park, CA)
Facebook was built to help people connect and share, and over the last decade our tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate with one another. With over a billion people using the service and more than fifty offices around the globe, a career at Facebook offers countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization.
IT Engineering Infrastructure is looking for Systems Engineers. Our customers are Facebook’s employees, and we support the systems they rely on to keep the business growing and information safe. We use a combination of open source and off-the-shelf technologies, plus many of the tools developed to run You will be responsible for IT’s growing Linux environment by solving configuration management, authentication, and scaling problems.


  • Build, scale, and secure Facebook’s corporate infrastructure, focusing specifically on the Linux environment
  • Combine open-source and commercial technologies to build services that will have an impact on the business
  • Work in a heterogeneous environment containing diverse operating systems and applications, and make them work well together
  • Find ways to leverage the scale and complexity of the larger infrastructure to solve problems for IT’s customers
  • Be the final escalation point for issues related to IT Linux systems.
  • Produce systems that are scalable, automated, and well-documented, and train others to take on operations
  • Participate in 24/7 on call rotation

Minimum Qualification

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years system administration experience working in a Linux environment
  • 5+ years experience in shell scripting
  • 3+ years of experience in Python, Ruby, PHP, C++, or Javascript (or any combination of these)
  • 2+ years experience working with monitoring and configuration management tools such as Puppet and Chef
  • 1+ years configuration and maintenance of common applications such as Apache, Oracle, Squid, MySQL, NFS, DHCP, SSH, DNS, and SNMP
  • Preferred experience with any of the following (but not required):
    • Virtualization and block storage
    • Network devices (routers, switches, load balancers) and network routing protocols (OSPF, BGP, VLANs, STP, HSRP, etc)
    • SQL databases or other datastores

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