Director, Production Engineering

at Facebook in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


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 seeks to recruit a new Director, Production Engineering to oversee one of the largest real-time infrastructures in the world. The successful candidate will lead various teams in the production operations space and will be involved in the development of the infrastructure as well as building the organization to support it. They will work closely with the software engineering teams building infrastructure and will focus on driving scalability, stability, reliability, operability of services, and security. They must understand the demands of managing a 24×7 application at large-scale. The successful candidate will have experience building teams and grooming/mentoring team members. Specifically, they will be an innovative, intellectually curious, tinkerer-type and a strong problem solver who stays current on modern solutions and best practices. They will participate, contribute and drive technical discussions with the teams when necessary. This candidate does not need to have the “correct” answer to everything, but rather should be able to drive the conversation toward a productive solution by including all the right stakeholders, weighing pros/cons, business needs, timelines, etc. In addition to technical acumen and experience with service/apps of high demand, this role requires someone who has individual experience in structuring organizations and optimizing them for execution, as well as participating in recruiting and building teams. One of Production Engineering’s core values is to “get things done” through hard work and flexibility, and they are seeking a candidate who can lead from the front; they should be able to prioritize what it takes to drive the bigger mission forward and translate that vision into results.

Required Skills:

1. Manage portions of Facebook’s 24×7, always-available infrastructure to meet the high traffic needs, and strive to eliminate downtime and improve the manageability of its services

2. Build and manage a world-class team of managers and engineers capable of scaling with Facebook through a period of continued high-growth

3. Attract top tier talent to match this level of growth

4. Able to manage high performers as well as performance manage those who need more help

5. Measure and improve efficiency and effectiveness of processes that are working well and build the next level of improvements

6. Set standards for deployments at scale, infrastructure reliability and scalability

7. Team with all technical functions in the company ensuring that all organizations are in sync

8. Continue to improve on a thriving engineering culture across all tech functions

9. Build and lead an organization with customer focus, world class quality, effective communication, decisive, fast moving solutions, quick and constructive resolutions of conflicts, and a “no barriers” mentality

10. Serve as an evangelist for the team and overall culture, both internally and externally

Minimum Qualifications:

11. 10+ years of direct management experience

12. BS or MS in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience

13. Experience running systems at scale leveraging web scale technologies like: PHP, Nginx, Squid, memcached, Apache, Python, MySQL, Redis, Hadoop, and HBASE

14. Experience with Linux/Unix internals and systems services like DNS, DHCP, TFTP, iptables, smtp, etc.

15. Experience with networking protocols such as TCP, UDP and HTTP

16. Experience implementing instrumentation and monitoring solutions

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at

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Job Posting: JC186005709

Posted On: Jun 18, 2021

Updated On: Aug 01, 2021