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Facebook | Seattle, WA
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Software Engineer, PhD University Grad (Systems and Infrastructure) (Seattle) (Seattle, WA)
Facebook was built to help people connect and share, and over the last decade our tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate with one another. With over a billion people using the service and more than fifty offices around the globe, a career at Facebook offers countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization.

Facebook's mission is to connect the world. We build systems that allow more than a billion people all over the world to connect and communicate using whatever devices they have available. Our systems need to be scalable, fast, reliable, and efficient in order to provide a great user experience. As we design and build these systems, Facebook engineers encounter grand challenges across all levels of systems-from data center, hardware, storage, mobile, to distributed systems, just to name a few. Moreover, fast evolving social apps and highly dynamic social workloads present us with many unique research opportunities. The entire Facebook platform is our lab for research, development, and innovation.

As a Software Engineer or Research Scientist at Facebook, you will help build the next generation of systems behind Facebook's products, create web applications that reach millions of people, build high volume servers and be a part of a team that's working to help connect people around the globe.

The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in relevant engineering fields, such as (but not limited to) distributed software systems, storage systems, data warehousing and analytics, database systems, operating systems, networking systems, programming languages, compilers & runtime systems, security & privacy and mobile systems.
Responsibilities Build highly-scalable software systems using primarily C++ and Java.
Design flexible APIs for Facebook product teams developing applications for web and mobile.
Build detailed monitoring to track the health of these systems and quickly triage issues.
Analyze the shortcomings of existing systems.
Design and build next generation systems to constantly be at the cutting edge.

Requirements PhD in Computer Science, related STEM or quantitative field or relevant experience
Graduating with a PhD by December 2016, or completing a university postdoctoral assignment
Research and/or work experience in Algorithms, Architecture, Programming Languages, Compilers, Database, Data Mining, Distributed Systems, Networking, or Systems
Expertise in C++, Java, Perl, PHP or Python
Knowledge of relational databases and SQL
Strong foundation in Computer Science, with proficiency in systems, data structures and software design
High levels of creativity and quick problem solving capabilities
Excellent interpersonal skills, cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
PREFERRED: Demonstrated software engineer experience via an internship, work experience, coding competitions, or PhD papers
Ability to obtain work authorization in the United States in 2016

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