[rosedu-general] Full time Engineer Positions at Facebook

Vlad Dogaru ddvlad at rosedu.org
Tue Feb 21 14:02:12 EET 2012

On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 03:30:43AM +0200, Adrian Scoica wrote:
> Hello,
>    I have recently spoken to Marissa Archuleta (recruiter at Facebook,
> CC'ed) about ROSEdu and the open source technical culture we stand for and
> she asked me to forward the following message (aimed at students who
> graduate this year and/or students who have already graduated) to our
> mailing list.
> == start of quoted message ==
> Are you graduating this year and open to exploring opportunities with us?
> Facebook is currently hiring Full-time Software Engineers to work with us
> at our headquarters in Menlo Park, California.
> Working at Facebook would allow you to create products that more than 800
> million people around the world would use. With only ~700 engineers, each
> engineer here is responsible for over 1 million people, so the impact of
> each engineer is extremely high.
> In most ways, we continue to feel like a small company. Our development
> cycle is extremely fast, so it's common to write code and have it running
> live on the site just a few days later. Also, most of our engineering teams
> are still <10 people, so we still feel like a startup. And ideas for
> products and drive to realize these ideas still come directly from the
> engineering organization.
> If you're looking for an interesting challenge, we have many for you to
> choose from. We need engineers to help us build new features, and improve
> existing products like Photos, Video, Places, NewsFeed, Search, Mobile,
> Messaging, etc.
> If interested, email marissa at fb.com for more information!
> == end of quoted message ==

As a ROSEdu member and former Facebook intern, I get asked this a lot,
so it is probably relevant:  Facebook does contribute to open source
quite a lot [1] [2] and they started the very exciting OpenCompute
project [3].

[1] https://developers.facebook.com/opensource/
[2] https://github.com/facebook
[3] http://opencompute.org/

There is even an Open Source Team at Facebook, I was part of it as an
intern last summer.  Their function is dual: when they are not
contributing to open source projects, they help other Facebook engineers
open source their projects or contributions.  And they're a very fun
bunch to be with, as is all of Facebook :)


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