Director, Production Engineering

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Facebook seeks to recruit a new Director, Production Engineering to oversee one of the largest real-time infrastructures in the world. The successful candidate will lead various teams in the production operations space and will be involved in the development of the infrastructure as well as building the organization to support it. They will work closely with the software engineering teams building infrastructure and will focus on driving scalability, stability, reliability, operability of services, and security. They must understand the demands of managing a 24x7 application at large-scale. The successful candidate will have experience building teams and grooming/mentoring team members. Specifically, they will be an innovative, intellectually curious, tinkerer-type and a strong problem solver who stays current on modern solutions and best practices. They will participate, contribute and drive technical discussions with the teams when necessary. This candidate does not need to have the “correct” answer to everything, but rather should be able to drive the conversation toward a productive solution by including all the right stakeholders, weighing pros/cons, business needs, timelines, etc. In addition to technical acumen and experience with service/apps of high demand, this role requires someone who has individual experience in structuring organizations and optimizing them for execution, as well as participating in recruiting and building teams. One of Production Engineering’s core values is to “get things done” through hard work and flexibility, and they are seeking a candidate who can lead from the front; they should be able to prioritize what it takes to drive the bigger mission forward and translate that vision into results.
Director, Production Engineering Responsibilities
  • Manage portions of Facebook’s 24x7, always-available infrastructure to meet the high traffic needs, and strive to eliminate downtime and improve the manageability of its services
  • Build and manage a world-class team of managers and engineers capable of scaling with Facebook through a period of continued high-growth
  • Attract top tier talent to match this level of growth
  • Able to manage high performers as well as performance manage those who need more help
  • Measure and improve efficiency and effectiveness of processes that are working well and build the next level of improvements
  • Set standards for deployments at scale, infrastructure reliability and scalability
  • Team with all technical functions in the company ensuring that all organizations are in sync
  • Continue to improve on a thriving engineering culture across all tech functions
  • Build and lead an organization with customer focus, world class quality, effective communication, decisive, fast moving solutions, quick and constructive resolutions of conflicts, and a “no barriers” mentality
  • Serve as an evangelist for the team and overall culture, both internally and externally
Minimum Qualifications
  • 10+ years of direct management experience
  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience
  • Experience running systems at scale leveraging web scale technologies like: PHP, Nginx, Squid, memcached, Apache, Python, MySQL, Redis, Hadoop, and HBASE
  • Experience with Linux/Unix internals and systems services like DNS, DHCP, TFTP, iptables, smtp, etc.
  • Experience with networking protocols such as TCP, UDP and HTTP
  • Experience implementing instrumentation and monitoring solutions
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Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.
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