Performance and Capacity Engineer

Performance and Capacity Engineer
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Sunnyvale, CA
Meta Platforms, Inc. (Meta), formerly known as Facebook Inc., builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps and services like Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Novi 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. Instructions on how to apply, click “Apply to Job” online on this web page.
Performance and Capacity Engineer Responsibilities
  • Work with cross-functional teams to find the optimal way to scale the infrastructure, help build one of the largest Internet services and scale the largest web capacity in the world
  • Contribute to overall Facebook capacity planning work for all different products/services and recommend new hardware platforms such as accelerators for AI training and inference and DC expansion plan, define network requirements
  • Analyze and debug server performance issues, identify bottlenecks and optimize product/service for efficiency – for example, develop novel techniques to optimize AI models to bend the capacity demand curve
  • Work with software developers closely to improve code base performance, reduce resource consumption, and shorten request latency
  • Develop tools to monitor billions of user requests
  • Write monitoring and reporting tools to do performance and capacity-related tests and analysis
  • Run capacity and performance experiments to determine scaling and utilization for various service tiers
  • Own company server budget and track it
  • Present monthly performance and capacity roadmap for critical projects and cost analyses in presentation and written form to leadership
  • Identify capacity-related issues proactively and work with systems, network, application operations and engineering teams to discover resolutions
Minimum Qualifications
  • Employer will accept a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, or related field. Position also requires completion of a university-level course/research project/internship/thesis, or 6 months of experience, in each of the following:
  • Python, C, C++, C #, or Java
  • Linux or Unix as evidenced by file manipulation, advanced commands, and shell scripting
  • Software development tools: Compilers, and revision control systems
  • ML frameworks such as PyTorch or Caffe2
  • Technical presentation skills
  • Computer architecture and microarchitecture
  • Performance analysis, tuning and optimization
  • Machine Learning/Deep Learning and Recommendation Systems
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About Meta
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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