Production Engineer, Data Infrastructure

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Production Engineers at Meta are hybrid software/systems engineers who ensure that Meta's services run smoothly and have the capacity for future growth. They are embedded in every one of Meta's product and infrastructure teams, and are core participants in every significant engineering effort underway in the company. Scaling Meta’s central data infrastructure is the critical limiting factor in our business model. These systems enable AI and the Data Warehouse to make significant insights into products as well as into Meta’s infrastructure itself to bring more value to our customers. Our mission is to Empower Meta to leverage data everywhere, efficiently, and at extreme scale. We do this by focusing on building intelligent infrastructure, bringing data and compute together and scaling them to be available everywhere. This includes vending compute capacity as well as managing all of the intelligent scheduling, data placement, visualization and turn-up necessary behind the scenes to operate at the gigawatt/exabyte scale. Each of these services and the teams that support them are in rapid development and expanding to support the new long-term mission of the company. (Analogues you may be familiar with are Apache Yarn, Google Borg, Kubernetes). The short-term criticality of this enablement is hard to overstate. As a technical leader for the eXtreme Data(XD) @Scale organization, the candidate will have broad influence within Meta’s Data Infrastructure and across the stack between AI and Storage as well as peripheral partner teams such as Instagram for Reels. In this role, a technical leader will collaboratively set direction for multiple large scale distributed systems, helping to define how we efficiently and reliably (with simplicity) provide an optimized customer resource management experience. The Data Infrastructure capabilities (AI, Real-Time/Interactive/Batch) must be efficiently developed and operated to meet the challenges involved with scaling. Some challenges include optimizing for elastic compute, identifying/solving data duplication, multi-dc/regions active-active, and optimized bin-packing/load placement. The larger Data Infrastructure capabilities compose a complex technology ecosystem requiring significant investments by dozens of teams, whereby cross-team collaboration will be a highly utilized skill to influence towards a desired outcome. This position is full-time.
Production Engineer, Data Infrastructure Responsibilities
  • Own backend infrastructure services from real-time RPC services to batch processing pipelines
  • Write and review code, develop documentation and capacity plans, and debug the hardest problems, live, on some of the largest and most complex systems in the world
  • Together with your engineering team, you will share an on-call rotation and be an escalation contact for service incidents
  • Lead your engineering team by example, mentor and help others around you grow, be a force multiplier of impact
Minimum Qualifications
  • 10+ years of experience in UNIX and TCP/IP network fundamentals
  • 10+ years of coding experience
  • Experience learning development languages (PHP, Python, C++, or Java)
  • Experience learning software, frameworks and APIs
  • Knowledge of internet service architectures (such as load balancing, LAMP, CDNs)
  • Experience capacity planning for internet service architectures
  • Experience in leading teams of engineers and cross-functional partners to deliver multi-year business objectives
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • BS or MS in Computer Science
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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(Colorado only*) Estimated salary of $262,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits
*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20)
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