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Software Engineer, Data Infrastructure Engineering


Job Description

Facebook is seeking a Software Engineer to join the Data team. The ideal candidate will dream about distributed systems for the parallel processing of massive quantities of data, be familiar with Hadoop/Pig/HBase and MapReduce/Sawzall/Bigtable, and frequently think to themselves, 'Yeah, that works for 500 MB of data; what about 500 TB?' This position is full-time and based in our New York office.


  • Develop reusable tools for the management and manipulation of hundreds of terabytes of data

  • Analyze and improve efficiency, scalability, and stability of data collection, storage, and retrieval processes

  • Interface with other teams to incorporate their innovations and vice versa

  • Work closely with data analysts to construct creative solutions for their analysis tasks

  • Optimize our infrastructure at both the software and hardware level

  • Focus on scaling horizontally rather than vertically


  • Extensive experience working with large data stores

  • Deep understanding of storage appliance and storage software internals

  • Expert knowledge developing and debugging in C/C++ and Java on *nix

  • Experience developing with Python, Ruby, or PHP

  • Experience with filesystems, server architectures, and distributed systems

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Job Location
335 Madison Ave
New York City
Additional Job Details
Employment Type:
Full Time