Meta pathway programs
Discover Production Engineering
Launch a new career path in software and systems engineering.

What is the Discover Production Engineering program?
Discover Production Engineering is a 12-month development opportunity designed to help people with non-traditional backgrounds develop both software and systems engineering skills. Participants will gain meaningful experience for the rest of their careers and have the opportunity to be considered for a full-time position.
How it works
Discover Production Engineering is a 12-month program that can lead to a full-time role. At the beginning of the program, participants will complete a five-week engineering bootcamp—an immersive technical training program on engineering fundamentals. Throughout the remainder of the program, participants will receive hands-on training in systems and infrastructure topics. They’ll gain technical experience directly supporting and building the many services that power Meta. All participants are supported by an experienced manager and mentor who are committed to their success. They are also paired with an alumni of the program to provide additional support and mentorship.
What is production engineering
A hybrid of systems and software engineering, Production Engineering supports and runs every layer of the stack, making sure that Meta technologies and programs run smoothly and have the capacity for future growth. In the Discover Production Engineering program, you’ll write code and debug problems within product and infrastructure teams, ensuring Meta technologies and programs are reliable and scalable. To learn more about the Production Engineering team, click here.
Who should apply
The Discover Production Engineering program is a development program designed for people with non-traditional backgrounds or who are self-taught. Meta production engineers come from different backgrounds—from opera singing to chemical engineering—but they all share curiosity and a passion for building and fixing.
How to apply
The Discover Production Engineering program is based in the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland and accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

What happens during the Discover Production Engineering program

Gain meaningful career experience

Throughout the program, you’ll have hands-on training in systems and infrastructure topics. The program starts with a five-week engineering bootcamp which will equip you with fundamental engineering experience and knowledge.

Build services at scale with hands-on mentorship and guidance

Throughout the program, you’ll gain technical experience directly supporting and building the many services at Meta. You’ll also have a dedicated mentor and manager to provide technical guidance and support.

Launch a new career path

At the end of the 12-month program, those who have demonstrated their abilities to succeed and have an impact in Production Engineering will be considered for a full-time position as a production engineer at Meta.
I never imagined the skills I developed working as a theatrical sound engineer would be a fit at Meta, but that’s exactly what the Discover Production Engineering program is for—introducing production engineering to people with diverse professional backgrounds.
Jake H., Production Engineer
Production engineering isn’t something that’s taught in school, and I didn’t know much about it before I started at Meta. I worked at a hardware company for a few years before joining an engineering bootcamp, and then found the program while searching for a job. It cemented the course of my career.
Chloe S., Production Engineer
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