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Facebook Software Engineer, Core Data in Boston, Massachusetts


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’s Core Data organization builds low-latency high-reliability data stores, caches, and indexes that power Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Oculus. This group of systems serves billions of requests per second. We are evolving these distributed systems to provide strong global consistency guarantees while remaining loosely coupled.

Required Skills:

  1. Systems programming in C++

  2. Help shape the team’s roadmap

  3. Integrate lessons from recent distributed system research

  4. Analyze and improve the correctness, efficiency, scalability, and reliability of a group of interacting distributed systems

  5. Work with infra teams to codesign new consistency primitives for their services

  6. Work with product teams to align infrastructure capabilities with their needs

  7. Mentor new team members as the team grows

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Production experience in a systems programming language: C, C++, Rust or similar languages

  2. Computer science training or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience building and running sharded services

  2. Experience designing high-reliability stateful services

  3. Experience implementing and proving consistency guarantees in distributed systems

  4. Experience improving and optimizing complex distributed systems

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.