What does high performing E6 Production Engineer look like at FB?

Twitter / Eng OGtd54
Jun 17 14 Comments

I’m joining Facebook as an E6 Production Engineer. I really want to do a good job so I was curious what the expectations are for that level?

Is it true there is an up-or-out policy and that I have a certain amount of time to get promoted or else I’d be fired?

Are there career ladders posted anywhere? My first day is in October.

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TOP 14 Comments
  • Google nrvD43
    Up or out is usually for below E5, that mentality at E6+ would be kind of ridiculous...
    Jun 17 1
    • Twitter / Eng OGtd54
      OP
      That’s what I thought too. Just wanted to make sure. Thanks!
      Jun 18
  • Facebook bTId74
    Up or out isn’t a thing after E5. You’ll be fine, have conversations with your future manager to set expectations. Welcome to FB.
    Jun 17 4
    • Twitter / Eng OGtd54
      OP
      Thank you!
      Jun 18
    • Google evl
      Is it still a thing for E5, though?
      Jul 21
    • Facebook bTId74
      @evl: once you get to e5, there is no expectation of growth.
      Jul 21
    • Google evl
      @bTId74, thank you!
      Jul 21
  • Oscar 🐨koala
    Wowo good lord. YoE? Have you been doing SRE stuff? Congrats!
    Jun 17 2
    • Twitter / Eng OGtd54
      OP
      Been in SRE for about 5 years. And 10 years of infrastructure and infrastructure tooling. Thank you!
      Jun 18
    • Oscar 🐨koala
      Damn nice. That’s appropriate leveling indeed.
      Jun 18
  • Apple nany
    @op Facebook allowed u 3 months to join ?
    Jun 17 2
    • Twitter / Eng OGtd54
      OP
      Yeah. Is that unusual?
      Jun 17
    • Uber Uber On
      FB doesn't hire for specific team and there are always open roles so they would rather wait for you to join than not have you join at all.
      Jun 17
  • New Glutton
    TC ? Is it similar to SWE TC ? How much total/SRE experience do you have ?
    Jun 18 0