Production Engineer at FB

Amazon / Eng OlAl28
Dec 21, 2018 10 Comments

I currently work at Amazon as an L4. Got hit up by a recruiter for a production engineer role at FB since I have prior experience doing Linux development as an embedded developer. My current team wlb is really good and I'll probably be promoted in Q2, but I don't particular like the work we're doing and it doesn't fit my skill set particularly well. Does anyone have any insight into what the production engineer role entails?


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  • Apple / Eng cho Chang
    Production engineer means SRE. Don’t interview if you’re currently an SDE.
    Dec 21, 2018 5
    • New begin
      True, Also interview will be easy. Again getting back into SDE will be difficult.
      Dec 21, 2018
    • Apple / Eng iris II
      But it’s Facebook!!!! LoL
      Dec 21, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng NopeNope!
      False. Production Engineering is a lot different than SWE, Facebook’s model is way different than Google’s.
      Dec 21, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng NopeNope!
      Also false that the interview will be easy. Very similar loop to SWE, just replacing some of the duplicated coding and design with systems and networking. Still have to pass the coding and design bar.
      Dec 21, 2018
    • Facebook CuckerBerg
      Production Engineer is dev ops, but way hardcore systems level stuff. I couldn't do their job. Real shit
      Dec 21, 2018
  • Facebook Smitten
    PE and SWE at Facebook are paid the same (I realize this isn't the question that was asked though)

    The focus is just different, so don't let people scare you away.

    Some SWEs wouldn't pass PE interviews and the other way around too. One isn't better than the other. Choose what suits you best.
    Dec 21, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng OlAl28
      That's why I agreed to interview. It seemed that way to me at first glance and I think it aligns with my skill set much better than a pure SDE role.
      Dec 21, 2018
  • Lyft / Data

    Lyft Data

    dundeesf more
    FB PEs know their stuff and depending on which product area you are supporting, will definitely get more exposure on the particular stack (ie. Data infra PE vs Instagram PE vs WhatsApp PE).

    The internal tools they develop are wholly within the SWE scope.
    Dec 21, 2018 0
  • Qualcomm / Eng dynasty001
    On a similar vein, i am a software developer here at qcom. But google recruiter hit me up with a SETI role? Can i ask the recruiter than i want to be interviewed for a product team, or is that supposed to be done during your host matching?
    Dec 21, 2018 0