Facebook: Server Virtualization Engineer


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.


Facebook is seeking an experienced virtualization engineer to join the Enterprise Systems Engineering team. The position is full-time and is based in our Menlo Park, CA location. The core function of the team is to provide an infrastructure for supporting many of the business's compute needs along with ancillary tooling and services. Our customers consist of various business and product teams as well as many Facebook partners around the globe.
The core function of the Systems Engineering team responsible for providing an infrastructure outside of production for a wide array of compute needs along with any supporting tooling and services. Enterprise Systems Engineers are provided a unique opportunity to work across a broad set of systems and are encouraged to take on cross-functional challenges and projects. This flexibility allows the team to make impact in the areas they are most passionate about while still being able to experience a broad set of disciplines providing value to Facebook's mission of connecting the world.

Required Skills

  • Maintain Facebook's internal, globally distributed virtual compute environment with a focus on the performance, availability and growth needs of the company.
  • Design and maintain our monitoring, reporting and capacity planning functions using Facebook's internal monitoring and data systems.
  • Design and maintain a virtualization DR strategy that integrates with Facebook's production strategies and targets.
  • Work with hardware vendors in conjunction with Facebook's own infrastructure and capacity teams to deliver a set of compute and storage strategies that align with Facebook DC standards and lifecycle management.
  • Build effective partnerships with business and product teams along with relevant service owners to provide a first-class compute infrastructure.

Why We Work Here

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.