The Hacker Way" is an approach to building that involves continuous improvement and iteration. Hackers believe that something can always be better, and that nothing is ever complete. They just have to go fix it - often in the face of people who say it''s impossible or are content with the status quo. If you fit this calling, Facebook wants you to join our NYC-based engineering team and help to develop scalable solutions to some of the most, if not the most, intricate engineering problems that impact the likeability (thumbs up!) of our 1 billion+ users.
We''re looking for hardcore infrastructure engineers to join the Infrastructure Engineering team. Our Infrastructure team builds large, distributed systems that are the heart of Facebook. This is no easy task. Our code serves millions of requests per second, and it does so with sub-second latency and in a fault tolerant manner. We handle everything from distributed data storage, to synchronization and coordination of large server farms, to building a fast PHP virtual machine for our front end Facebook code.
We are looking for candidates who share a passion for tackling complexity and building platforms that can scale through multiple orders of magnitude.
; Design core, backend software components
; Code using primarily C/C++ and Java and PHP
; Interface with other teams to incorporate their innovations and vice versa
; Conduct design and code reviews
; Analyze and improve efficiency, scalability, and stability of various system resources
; Passion for solving the world''s toughest infrastructure problems, and the smarts to actually solve them
; Burning desire to make the world more connected and open
; Extensive experience building large-scale server applications
; Expert knowledge developing and debugging in C/C++ or Java/C#; Perl, PHP or Python a plus
; Experience with operating systems internals, filesystems, programming language design, compilers also a plus