Enterprise engineer at Facebook. What's the compensation and prestige like?

Careem / Eng
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Careem Eng

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Software engineer - currently planning on moving back to the US.
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Apr 5, 2018 14 Comments

I have just over a year of experience and interviewed with Facebook recently. The feedback was that I was a solid E3 candidate but that the teams were looking for E4 and E5s. The recruiting team targeted me for an E4 role but since I didn't make the cut I was rejected.

They reached out again a few days later and told me that the business application team (I think this is called "BizApps"?) wanted me for the role of "Enterprise Engineer".

For my next role, I'm looking for high compensation, prestige and the opportunity to work on complex Facebook-scale systems in that order.

How does the prestige of working as an enterprise engineer at facebook compare with SWE at Facebook or software engineer at some other random company.

Is compensation the same as SWE? What kind of package would I be looking at with 1.3 years of experience?

What do Enterprise engineers work on?

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  • Microsoft O|||||||O
    Well if they told you you didn't meet the bar for SWE but instead are offering you another title, you can guess the level of "prestige" that title has compared to SWE. In any cases, stop caring about "prestige". Find a role that interest you and solve problems you care about. Don't just accept a shitty role to impress other people with your "prestigious" position.
    Apr 5, 2018 4
    • Cloudera / Eng Ewww
      👆🏽 👏🏽👏🏽
      Apr 5, 2018
    • Careem / Eng
      Hail

      Careem Eng

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      Software engineer - currently planning on moving back to the US.
      Hailmore
      OP
      The way the recruiter phrased it, it sounded like one org needed E4s while another had room for juniors.

      Also, prestige matters for future job hopping and potentially founding a startup if I ever do that. I don’t care if the average engineer looks down on the enterprise title but if future recruiters, hiring managers and investors will also look down on it, that’s a problem for me.
      Apr 5, 2018
    • Rev / Eng HTav22
      Honestly, you'd be an engineer at FB. Do you think most HMs and recruiters would look down on an engineer of any discipline from FB? I doubt it. It's the work that matters in the long run. You've already got the prestige part covered by the company's name.
      Apr 5, 2018
    • Amazon / Other boomshakal
      Fb has a pretty you open transfer policy. Get your foot in the door, work for a year, switch to the "prestige" title you're looking for, and bounce
      Apr 13, 2018
  • Prestige, lol. Look kids! He works for facebook! Go get his autograph!
    Apr 5, 2018 0
  • Facebook nHlx50Ra
    Enterprise engineers work on internal products. Facebook, like Google and Tesla, builds a lot of 'enterprise' products because they are uniquely suited to its business. FWIW, these are built using the same tech stack that the rest of FB uses.
    Apr 6, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng
      CorrectBat

      Amazon Eng

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      Oracle
      CorrectBatmore
      What’s the difference between biz apps and other internal tools?
      Apr 6, 2018
  • Intuit p0nonstop
    What the hell is E3 or E4?
    Apr 5, 2018 1
    • Careem / Eng
      Hail

      Careem Eng

      BIO
      Software engineer - currently planning on moving back to the US.
      Hailmore
      OP
      Titles. E3 is junior or new grad. E4 is mid level
      Apr 5, 2018
  • Facebook nHlx50Ra
    Different teams doing different things? Not sure I follow.
    Apr 6, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng vqXq75
    Both FB and Google have a variety of X Engineer roles. With your whopping 1.3 years of experience, you should be open to any which sounds interesting to you. Last year I interviewed with FB for a “Solutions Engineer”. Whatever that is. Actually it’s a specific FB role where you basically own the advertising experience for a set of advertising clients in your region. It’s a very autonomous role, which is interesting (though advertising most certainly is not). But it’s still an engineering role and the recruiting literature was very clear that the bar of an FB SWE must be met for the role. There were only around 70 in that role at the time. I got past the online coding assessment, but not the phone screen. There were 2 SE’s on the call. They were in different locations and it was a conference call. The logistics were distracting and the coding part of it was poorly managed. I’m a very senior engineer and they were immature, charmless, robotic 20-somethings. It was no surprise when the recruiter wrote back stating that they weren’t going to proceed with formal interviews. The process took a month and I had accepted with Amazon between those last 2 events.
    Apr 6, 2018 0
  • Micron / Eng BDJO24
    Without more experience you aren’t equipped yet to do a good job
    Apr 5, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    CorrectBat

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    Oracle
    CorrectBatmore
    What the hell is BizApps?
    Apr 5, 2018 0

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