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Meta Production Engineer (University Grad) in Topeka, Kansas


Production Engineers (PEs) at Meta are a hybrid between software and systems engineers and are core to every significant engineering effort that keeps Facebook running smoothly and scaling efficiently. PEs work within Meta’s product and infrastructure teams to make sure our products and services are reliable and scalable. This means writing code and debugging hard problems in live production that impacts over 2 billion people around the world. Our PEs are embedded in teams that work on products like Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus and Videos to backend services like Storage, Cache and Network. Our team is comprised of varying levels of experience and backgrounds. Relevant industry experience is important, but ultimately less so than your demonstrated abilities and attitude. Partnered alongside the best engineers in the industry on the coolest stuff around, the code and systems you work on will be in production and used by millions of users all around the world. We sail into uncharted waters every day at Meta in Production Engineering.

Required Skills:

Production Engineer (University Grad) Responsibilities:

  1. Develop a strong understanding of relevant product area, codebase, and/or systems

  2. Demonstrate proficiency in data analysis, programming and software engineering

  3. Produce high quality code with good test coverage, using modern abstractions and frameworks

  4. Work independently, use available resources to get unblocked, and complete tasks on-schedule by exercising strong judgement and problem solving skills

  5. Master Meta’s development standards from developing to releasing code in order to take on tasks and projects with increasing levels of complexity

  6. Actively seek and give feedback in alignment with Meta’s Performance Philosophy

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 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.

  2. Experience in *nix (Linux, BSDs, or another UNIX-like OS)

  3. Experience coding in an industry-standard language (e.g. Java, Python, C++, PHP)

  4. Experience picking up software, frameworks and APIs

  5. Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Understanding of TCP/IP networking fundamentals

  2. Experience with an RDBMS like MySQL or Postgres

  3. Knowledge of internet service architectures (such as load balancing, LAMP, CDN's)

  4. Experience performing 'guerrilla capacity planning' for internet service architectures

  5. Experience solving complex problems and comparing alternative solutions, tradeoffs, and diverse points of view to determine a path forward

  6. Experience working and communicating cross functionally in a team environment

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.