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Director, Software Engineering

1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we're just getting started.

We're looking for a creative and experienced engineering leader to help us build next generation infrastructure that will be critical in connecting the next billion+ people in the developing world. Delivering personalized, media rich, interactive content is difficult in areas having underserved networks. We are investigating infrastructure for pushing content to mobile devices instead of having them pull. This will improve interactivity with more content pre-loaded and better use of networks by having content pushed during off peak hours. A re-architecture of our backend infrastructure to support the massive scale of 1.8 billion users is needed. The successful candidate will lead significant pieces of the effort. There are very few times a company has the need or ability to redesign its infrastructure making this a very unique opportunity. We are looking for an exceptional leader capable of delivering a mission of building infrastructure at a planetary scale. You will be highly technical in the general area of distributed systems, distributed storage and/or language runtime environments. You will be able to attract and assemble teams of the best and brightest engineers to deliver next generation infrastructure which enable product development.


  • Communicate cross-functionally and drive engineering efforts.
  • Hold your own in technical discussion, be a subject matter expert, and have strategic influence.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Hands-on technical management and people management experience.
  • Experience coding in one of the following C++, Java, and/or PHP or related coding language.
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit and manage technical teams, including performance management.
  • BS / MS in Computer Science (In lieu of degree, relevant work experience).

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Category: Software Engineering/QA

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