Changing roles from SWE at Microsoft to Enterprise engineer at Facebook

Microsoft Fapi489
Dec 16, 2018 14 Comments

I'm currently a software engineer and I'm planning to apply for the enterprise engineer role at Facebook.
1. What work do the enterprise engineers do? Do they own the internal tools and infrastructure or do they do something else?
2. Do enterprise engineer at Facebook code as much as SWE?
3. Will it be a bad move to become an enterprise engineer? Will this move make it difficult for me to get software engineer roles in case I plan to switch later?
4. Can Enterprise engineers switch to SWE roles within Facebook easily if they are performing well in their current role?

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TOP 14 Comments
  • Microsoft PayMeBish
    Curious as to what made you want to switch?
    Dec 16, 2018 2
    • Microsoft okatrt
      Microsoft is shit. Rest and vest of 2000’s. FB tester > MS SDE
      Dec 16, 2018
    • Microsoft PayMeBish
      Mkay yes. But I’m still curious why OP is switching.
      Dec 17, 2018
  • Facebook Gate
    I’m an EE at Facebook. Enterprise engineers get less TC than SWE. RSUs are significantly less. Why not apply for SWE?
    Dec 16, 2018 4
    • Microsoft Fapi489
      OP
      I was approached for the EE role and I thought it would be very similar to SWE role but for internal tools and websites. But after reading more about this role on Blind, I'm not sure if becoming an EE would be a good career choice for me.
      And I would be happy to work here even with lower TC if this move would be good for my career growth.
      Dec 16, 2018
    • Microsoft Fapi489
      OP
      @Gate Do EE write code for internal tools and internal websites or something else?
      Dec 17, 2018
    • T-Mobile k0jbh5
      Ask the recruiter for job role details...
      Dec 17, 2018
    • Facebook Gate
      We make internal tools for business units like legal, finance, security, facilities etc.
      Dec 17, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng WildGoose
    I think EE need to re-interview to become SWE. Also tc is lower afaik
    Dec 16, 2018 0
  • Cisco / Mktg IhaveAIDS🌈
    Wtf is enterprise engineer? Stay away from the soulless enterprise work
    Dec 16, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Fapi489
    OP
    Is there anyone who became Enterprise engineer at Facebook and was a software engineer earlier. How was your experience? Do you think you took the right step?
    Dec 16, 2018 0
  • Amazon make_way
    It’s basically an IT support role, think about how difficult it is for someone from IT to transition into SDE in Microsoft. Not easy.
    Dec 16, 2018 0
  • Microsoft okatrt
    Don’t.
    Dec 16, 2018 0
  • Hootsuite KTCV1055&@
    From the sounds of it, it looks like you'll be sent to onsite deployments or work on a lot of one-off features. Not my cup of tea. Good luck :)
    Dec 16, 2018 0