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What goes on at Facebook internally when FB, Insta or Whatsapp is down? (like today)

Nvidia Cosby
Mar 13

I have always been intrigued as to the protocol that is in place to get the sites back up.
When I was an SDE at Amazon, everyone was hands on deck even at 3 am and there was always a blame game that ensued

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  • Sony Rorschach
    Most of the employees open up LinkedIn/jobvite etc and frantically start uploading resume. All the resumes contain link to a heavily forked PHP repo which they claim to be a contributor of.
    Mar 135
    • New
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      That’s what I’ve heard too. And unfortunately after what Zuck has done to the company they might have a hard time finding new jobs too. I’ve thrown a few Facebook resumes in the trash - just because the company thumbs it’s nose at privacy.

      Evil. So evil.
      Mar 13
    • Uber miaaaae
      emvh, sorry to hear about your rejection. leetcode harder next time.
      Mar 13
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      I turned down Facebook based on this very question which I asked:

      Q. So who owns the product and signs off on the spec?
      (Read: who is responsible for product success)

      A. Each individual engineer. We’re engineer driven.
      (Read: Zuckerberg is irresponsible and must think engineers are scapegoats for poor management)

      —-
      Fast forward 9 months to see: Zuckerberg drooling on himself in front of Senator Scalia who has a Comp science degree and reveals Zuck to be the neophyte he really is.
      Mar 13
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      Mar 13
    • Facebook mr wiggles
      It’s ok, we understand, don’t be so upset - not everyone makes it through the process. Redirect that rejection energy into leetcode as was suggested and you may just get lucky. Stranger things have happened in life!
      Mar 13
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    I don’t know but people like me who turned down Facebook smile on the inside.

    Facebook now has entire teams dedicated to addressing technical debt. Who would want to maintain that garbage code base?
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      I’ve seen the android app codebase. And believe me it’s not pretty.
      Mar 13
    • Facebook mr wiggles
      I doubt there are any companies with clean code on a constantly moving product code
      Mar 13
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      Thank you Facebook employee for validating my post just now. I love you.
      Mar 13
    • Facebook mr wiggles
      Happy to help with your validation issues
      Mar 13
    • Facebook zevx21
      Rofl do you work at all? Clearly you don't know much about the industry and how much debt companies have.
      Mar 13
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      I’ve forgotten about more lines of code than most people have written. If at any point in time of your team has more technical debt than one week of work requires to fix then you should find a new team.
      Mar 13
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      And you should find a new team in that case because it’s clear that your managers don’t know how to manage a team, which means your best work is going to amount to a failed product. Or, Facebook-Instagram-WhatsApp downtime, as some like to say.
      Mar 13
    • Two Sigma zxcasdq
      Wow emvh32, no wonder you work at New. Nothing to show equals no tech debt I guess
      Mar 13
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      ^ damn TwoSigma, that's a bigger fire than the one at Facebook today.
      Mar 13
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      And THIS (^^^^) is why I’m a big fan of Apple.

      iCloud downtime this year? Ziltch. SEVEN NINES baby!
      Mar 13
  • Facebook mr wiggles
    We open internal shitposting forums if they still work and start having a gooood shitposting meme time
    Mar 130
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    • Facebook mr wiggles
      Like I said, if shitposting forums work. When they dont, we shitpost on blind
      Mar 13
  • Oracle now@google
    Those who made the biggest impact get promoted.
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      During my interviews there I learned that there is no definition of “impact”. It’s arbitrary. Another reason I turned down the offer.
      Mar 14
    • Oracle now@google
      I am sure bringing Facebook down for a day qualifies!
      Mar 14
  • eBay oldgrads
    Facebook has a position named production engineer.
    Mar 130
  • Facebook acurious
    I had an off-site and fun team activities while SEV gets taken care of
    Mar 130

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