How much does Facebook invest in tooling?

Box Usksmdo
Aug 9, 2018 4 Comments

In an interview with a tooling engineer at Facebook, the engineer said that something like 30% of engineers at Facebook are dedicated to tooling. Can’t remember exactly what that was encompassing (does that include backend infrastructure?), but I was astounded at the number. Can someone clarify? Is this ratio accurate, and is it just for developer tools?

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  • Amazon
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    Microsoft
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    A lot given that everyone who works there is a tool.
    Aug 9, 2018 1
    • Nielsen / Eng
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      Bain & Company
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      Oo ow ouch
      Aug 9, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng UiRt08
    It's a good thing, otherwise 100 percent of the company would be busy making their own tools for the same purpose....
    Aug 9, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn lNkS02
    I think that sounds reasonable, especially if that includes the CI pipeline/artifact deployment systems and related automation.
    Aug 9, 2018 0