Apr 13 2018

Introducing engineering leaders at Facebook

By Meta Careers
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Engineering leaders at Facebook support their team members and help them succeed as we build groundbreaking technology at scale, to bring people and communities closer together.

Meet Tanton, Engineering Manager

“At Facebook I have the freedom to work on projects that matter,” Tanton says about his role as an engineering leader in our Seattle office. The engineers Tanton supports are on a team called Community Integrity, a team that has grown significantly since Tanton first started at Facebook over three years ago.
During coding boot camp, an 8-week intensive course for new engineers, Tanton saw an opportunity to improve detection and removal of things like spam and nudity in Facebook Groups.
To tackle the issue, Tanton set up a team called the CareML (Care Machine Learning) team within the Community Integrity team. By applying machine learning techniques to identify inappropriate content, his team could scale efforts to identify and tag posts that violate Facebook’s policies. “Whereas certain types of content require human review, there are some things like spam and nudity that our machines are sophisticated enough to identify with precision and remove automatically” Tanton explains.
It’s incredibly important to maintain a safe community on Facebook, and the Community Integrity team continues to search for new ways to contribute to this company-wide effort. “Proactivity and vigilance are key,” Tanton says. “We spend a lot of time reviewing technical designs, poring over metrics, looking at what’s working and what’s not, thinking about how we should be pushing the envelope in our space, and talking to other thought leaders.”
Knowing Facebook is a clean platform means a lot to Tanton, whose own mother uses it to keep in touch with her grandchildren. The personal impact, in addition to learning new machine learning techniques on a daily basis, are what he enjoys most. He explains it simply: “We just want to take care of our community.”

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