Return to Work - Capacity Engineering & Analysis Engineer

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Meta is seeking an Engineer to join the Capacity Engineering & Analysis team to focus on site-wide performance and capacity projects. This person will work cross-functionally with a number of teams to ensure optimal operation and growth of our computing resources from both a cost and technology perspective. This position has a 6 month duration. All candidates should be able to commit to a consecutive 6 month timeframe for successful completion of the program. At the end of the term, those who have demonstrated their abilities to succeed and make an impact at Meta will be considered for a full-time position. Candidates are encouraged to apply early! This program is open to all candidates who have relevant professional experience and have been out of the workforce for 2 years or longer immediately prior to the start of the program. New graduates with less than 1 year since matriculation, please apply for open positions through the students and grads career page.
Return to Work - Capacity Engineering & Analysis Engineer Responsibilities
  • Scale the largest web capacity in the world: Work with Production Engineering, Infrastructure Engineering, and Data Engineering teams to optimize infrastructure scaling.
  • Analyze and debug difficult server performance issues - identify bottlenecks and optimize product/service performance to improve user experience. Work with software developers closely to improve codebase performance (e.g., algorithm redesign), reduce resource consumption and shorten request latency.
  • Plan the largest server and data center capacity: Own and drive Meta’s overall capacity planning work for all products/services and recommend DC expansion plans.
  • Develop the coolest tools to monitor billions of user requests: Create monitoring, reporting, and data-mining tools for performance and capacity-related tests and analysis.
  • Provide the deepest visibility to what is going on for all products: Run capacity and performance experiments to determine scaling and utilization parameters for various service tiers.
  • Own the company's server budget, and allocate and track utilization across products.
  • Shape future hardware architecture with workload characterization and hardware performance analysis.
  • A lot of other cool work: Identify capacity-related issues proactively and work with systems, network, application operations and engineering teams to discover resolutions.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience. Degree must be completed prior to joining Meta.
  • Operations Research or other related field.
  • 4+ years of experience in one of the following areas: software engineering, hardware engineering, systems engineering, production engineering, data analysis.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Interpersonal and communication experience.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in Web or Internet start-up environments and technical infrastructure knowledge.
  • Experience in building or managing systems software components such as shared libraries, microservices, data storage architectures, caching, database engines, key value stores, etc.
  • Experience with external facing production systems for high traffic websites and services.
  • Exposure to large-scale systems.
  • Experience with computer architecture and hardware systems performance analysis.
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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