Data Engineering Director, Instagram

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Data Engineering Director, Instagram
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Come invent the future. At Instagram, software development is vital to turbocharging our scientific explorations and generating viable paths to the consumer products people will use for decades to come — products that will change how the world engages with computing. We are looking for a leader in our Data Engineering team to work closely with Product Managers, Data Scientists and Software Engineers to support building out a great platform for the future of computing. In this role, you’ll see a direct link between your work, company growth, and user satisfaction. You’ll work with some of the brightest minds in the industry, work with one of the richest data sets in the world, use cutting edge technology, and see your efforts affect products and people on a regular basis. The ideal candidate will have strong data infrastructure and data architecture skills as well as experience in areas such as operating system telemetry, data driven acceleration of computer vision problems & voice assistants. Candidates should also have a proven track record of leading and scaling data teams, strong operational skills to drive efficiency and speed, strong project management leadership, and a strong vision for how data can proactively improve companies.
Data Engineering Director, Instagram Responsibilities
  • Proactively drive the vision for data foundation and analytics to accelerate building and improvement of cross platform components across Instagram, and define and execute on a plan to achieve that vision.
  • Define the processes needed to achieve operational excellence in all areas, including project management and system reliability.
  • Build a high-quality data engineering team and design the team to scale.
  • Build cross-functional relationships with Data Scientists, Product Managers and Software Engineers to understand data needs and deliver on those needs.
  • Manage data foundation and telemetry plans across Instagram platforms.
  • Drive the design, building, and launching of new data models and data pipelines in production.
  • Drive data quality across the product vertical and related business areas.
  • Manage the delivery of high impact dashboards and data visualizations.
  • Define and manage SLA’s for all data sets and processes running in production.
  • Contribute to improving data engineering competency across Facebook.
Minimum Qualifications
  • 12+ years of experience in BI and Data Warehousing.
  • Experience scaling and managing 20+ person teams.
  • Communication and leadership experience, with experience initiating and driving projects.
  • Project management experience.
  • Data architecture experience.
  • Experience in SQL or similar languages.
  • Development experience in at least one object-oriented language (Python, Java, etc.).
  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Math, Physics, or other technical fields.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in one or more of the following - data telemetry, data driven performance and reliability improvement across platform and/or products, data foundation for computer vision or advance machine learning problems, data/analytics for voice assistant.
  • Experience with automating data auditing through comprehensive lineage tools.
  • Experience with large volume data sets, Hive/Presto, and data visualization tools.
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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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