Performance & Capacity Engineer - Capacity Planning Tools

Performance & Capacity Engineer - Capacity Planning Tools
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Meta is seeking a Performance & Capacity Engineer to join the Capacity Engineering & Analysis team to focus on site-wide performance and capacity optimization at the intersection of all Meta products and services, and all physical infrastructure (Servers, Data Centers, Network). This role will focus on creating and optimizing global and regional capacity plans at various altitudes to balance service, infrastructure, financial, and business constraints, directly managing $billions of investment per year. We do this primarily by building software and mathematical optimization models, not manual planning. This role will be uniquely positioned to optimize these capacity plans at the most strategic levels with company level impact by building effective tools, and using them to develop optimal capacity plans for the company. This is one of the most cross functional roles at the company, with the opportunity to work with a variety of engineering and business teams to power the rapid growth of Meta’s products. This engineer will help to ensure optimal operation of our infrastructure from both a cost and technology perspective, with millions of servers, Gigawatts of data center capacity, and cutting edge technology including advanced AI, Metaverse, etc. Help build one of the largest fleets, powering one of the largest internet services in the world! This position is full-time.
Performance & Capacity Engineer - Capacity Planning Tools Responsibilities
  • Own capacity planning for all of Meta: all software products/services and plans for how to scale server and data center resources most efficiently.
  • Develop full stack Planning software to optimize capacity planning activities primarily using Python and frameworks such as React
  • Develop and analyze various business and technical scenarios to drive the highest levels of executive decision making around infrastructure/product, up to the CxO level.
  • Partner across the engineering technical landscape to optimize at the intersection of hardware, infrastructure, and software. Work closely with software service owners, Production Engineering, Server Hardware Engineering, Server Supply Chain, Network Engineering, Data Center Design, Operations, and Planning teams to find the most optimal ways to scale our infrastructure and place our services.
  • Partner with Finance to balance cost efficiency with technical and product considerations.
  • Work cross-functionally to define problem statements, collect data, build analytical models and make recommendations to drive change and optimization at the most strategic levels.
  • A lot of other cool work: Identify capacity-related issues proactively and work across technical and business teams to define and implement solutions.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Proficient in any coding language and designing software systems
  • Experience with software development practices such as source control, code reviews, unit testing, debugging
  • Desire to learn about capacity planning and optimization
  • Managing ambiguity and high intellectual curiosity
Preferred Qualifications
  • MS or PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other technical field, or equivalent practical experience
  • Practical experience and demonstrated success in performance or capacity engineering
  • Experience working with distributed systems at scale
  • Experience with planning and analytics
  • Direct experience in capacity planning for a major private or public cloud
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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$143,000/year to $208,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

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