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Facebook Software Engineer, Infrastructure in Los Angeles, California


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.


The AR/VR team at Facebook is helping more people around the world come together and connect through world-class VR hardware and software. With global teams dedicated to VR and AR research, computer vision, haptics, social interaction, AR/VR is committed to driving the state of the art forward through relentless innovation. VR and AR's potential to change the world is immense — and we’re just getting started.

The mission for the AR/VR Discovery and Distribution team is to grow VR engagement by creating a healthy two-sided ecosystem for content producers and our users. We enable people to discover amazing VR apps, games, events, and experiences that connect people and keep them coming back into VR.

This is a full stack team that owns the Oculus Home Feed, Store, Engagement and Recommendations, Notifications, Web, Content Engines and Ranking. You will have an opportunity to impact millions of users as they discover VR for the first time.

As a Software Engineer on the AR/VR Discovery and Distribution team, you will build the backend infrastructure that powers our experiences in VR and through our mobile apps. You will have the opportunity to build scalable and high performance backend systems. We are looking for candidates who share a passion for tackling complexity and building performant platforms that scale through multiple orders of magnitude.

Required Skills:

  1. Design core, backend software components

  2. Code using primarily PHP and Hack, C++, Python

  3. Conduct design and code reviews

  4. Analyze and improve efficiency, scalability, and stability of various system resources

  5. Work closely with operations and infrastructure to build and scale back-end services

  6. Build report interfaces, data feeds, monitoring and alerting

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 2+ years experience building large-scale server applications

  2. 2+ years coding experience in C, C++, Java, PhP

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. B.S. in Computer Science or related field

  2. Experience with PHP and C++

  3. Experience with operating system internals, filesystems, programming language design, compilers, databases

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.