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Facebook Production Engineer, Discover Production Engineering in New York, New York


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 passionate Engineers who would like an opportunity to join our Discover Production Engineering Program. Production Engineers help us ensure that Facebook's services run smoothly and have the capacity for future growth.

The Discover Production Engineering Program is designed to offer a 12-month assignment with a Production Engineering group to develop engineering skills needed to scale services, and gain meaningful experience for the rest of their career. At the end of the term, successful participants will be considered for a full-time position as a Production Engineer.

Production Engineers are embedded in every one of Facebook's product and infrastructure teams, and are core participants in every significant engineering effort underway in the company.

Facebook is committed to increasing the diversity of representation among our Computer Scientists and Software Engineers. We build products to connect the world, and this means we need teams that understand and reflect a broad range of experiences, backgrounds, identities, abilities and many other characteristics.

We strongly encourage candidates who have non-traditional career paths to apply, including, but not limited to candidates from non-tech industries, candidates without Computer Science degrees who are self-taught, candidates starting second careers, re-entering the workforce, and those who have attended bootcamp-style programming and systems courses.

These roles are based in Menlo Park, CA; Seattle, WA; and New York City, NYC. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2020. The program starts in July 2020.

Required Skills:

  1. Own back-end services such as Hadoop data warehouses, front-end services like Messenger and Newsfeed, infrastructure components like Memcache infrastructure, and everything in between

  2. Write and review code, develop documentation and capacity plans, and debug the hardest problems, live, on some of the largest and most complex systems in the world

  3. Together with your engineering team, you will share an on-call rotation and be an escalation contact for service incidents

  4. Partner alongside the best engineers in the industry on the coolest stuff around. The code and systems you work on will be in production and used by millions of users all around the world

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 2+ years of full-time work experience in any industry

  2. Coding experience in higher level languages (PHP, Python, C++, and Java)

  3. Experience with configuration and maintenance of applications, for example: Web Servers, Internet Caches, Proxies, SQL, Storage Systems, Messaging Systems, SSH, and DNS

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in engineering, or a related technical discipline

  2. BS or MS in Computer Science, EE, ME, CE (Engineering & Science)

  3. Experience learning new development languages, new software, frameworks and APIs

  4. Knowledge in large-scale internet service architectures (such as load balancing, LAMP, CDN’s), even if you haven’t worked on one

  5. Detail oriented

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.