Systems Engineer, Intern

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.

Facebook is seeking a Systems Engineer Intern to join our hardware team. Our servers and data centers are the foundation upon which our rapidly scaling infrastructure efficiently operates and upon which our innovative services are delivered. The Systems Engineer will work closely with our hardware, validation, production engineering, and data center teams to provision, image, validate, and deploy hardware that is delivered to Facebook's data centers. This position is located in our Menlo Park office.


  • Interface with hardware, validation, software, and data center engineers to understand system deployment, provisioning, and imaging
  • Develop automation around testing and deploying software packages to Facebook's server fleet
  • Support the data center in break/fix and sustaining activities
  • Test and validate new drivers and firmware for components and new system kernels
  • Develop processes to monitor systems, perform data collection, and maintenance methodologies
  • Diagnose and root cause component failures
  • Pursuing a degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science
  • Strong knowledge in linux systems and networking processes such as PXE
  • Experience scripting in bash, python, or equivalent
  • Object oriented coding experience
  • Trouble shooting and analytical skills
  • Communications skills
  • Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment
  • Must be currently enrolled in a full-time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the internship/co-op
  • Familiarity with RAID
  • Experience with latest server architecture and components

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