: Developer Advocate

Intro

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.

Summary

The Open Source Developer Advocacy team is responsible for the relationship between the Facebook open source program and software developers from around the world. A Developer Advocate promotes standards and good development practices, by actively engaging with developer communities, raising awareness of the companys developer-centric activities, and guiding and educating those developers that use Facebook open source offerings. This is a highly technical team, dedicated to open and honest communication, world-class software, and strong community citizenship.You will interact with the most innovative engineers inside and outside of Facebook every day. You will write code samples, articles and tutorials for developers. You will highlight Facebook Open Source, a wide range of technology stacks, and many contemporary software techniques & trends such as mobile and machine learning. You will represent Facebook at developer conferences, events, hackathons, and with the technical press and bloggers. You will work on open-source software projects in a variety of programming languages. And you will also advocate internally for the needs of the developer community, working with Facebook product and engineering teams to determine features and technology strategy.We are looking for a Developer Advocate to strengthen our open source ecosystem, ensuring we have the best-in-class technology offerings, community management and developer representation around the globe.

Required Skills

  • Create code samples, demos, articles and tutorials for a highly technical audience
  • Present technical sessions at conferences, running workshops and hands-on hackathons
  • Liaise with Facebook product and engineering teams to communicate third-party feedback
  • Assisting in the creation and maintenance of a variety of open-source projects
  • Shepherd open source projects from incubation to public release
  • Own and drive community engagement for high profile open source projects
  • Collaborate with internal teams to understand and vocalize open source strategies across a pillar of projects
  • Drive efficiency ideas to make our open source program processes more streamlined and effective
  • Establish and execute programs that help increase the awareness and reach of our open source brand
  • A willingness and ability to travel worldwide, extensively
Full-time

Employee Testimonials

Edward Fagin (Photo credit: Ryan Mack)
Edward Fagin
Engineering Manager

I'm an engineering manager on our real-time infrastructure team, and my team focuses on GraphQL Subscriptions — a component of the widely-used GraphQL open source query language for APIs — that makes it easier for engineers to build real-time features into their products. At Facebook, this framework powers a number of features that people use every day, including comment-typing indicators and streaming reactions on live videos.

At Facebook, you have the opportunity to contribute to an incredibly wide range of infrastructure projects. While our engineers have a variety of expertise, they share a passion for solving complex engineering challenges at scale. It's humbling to know that everything you work on can potentially impact more than two billion people around the world.

Vaneeta Singh (Photo credit: Ryan Mack)
Vaneeta Singh
Engineering Manager

We develop the network software for Facebook applications on iOS and Android platforms. This includes measuring and improving performance, reliability, security, and efficiency of network communication with Facebook servers. Getting the most out of a diverse set of worldwide mobile networks, and millions of handsets with a wide range of hardware capabilities is challenging as well as fun. All this while we play good citizens in these networks and are mindful of the device battery, storage, and data consumption.