Who works on infrastructure at FANG? Keys to breaking in?

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Jun 8 8 Comments

I’ve always been curious about this. What I mean by infrastructure, I mean internal dist sys infrastructure that other product teams use to actually build the product.

For example, GFS, Spanner, Chubby, bigtable, at Google

Would these engineers be on a specific core infra team? How does one position themselves to work on these types of projects in their career?

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  • Google Lesbos
    why "breaking" in? sounds so violent
    Jun 8 1
    • New
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      Terminology might be off. I guess any engineer could submit a patch for infra tools. Whether it gets taken seriously is another question, as ive seen on past teams.
      Jun 8
  • New
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    OP
    Another thing ive noticed is almost all these dudes are principal, distinguished with phds.
    Jun 8 2
    • Google verysundar
      Lol. No. There are tons of engineers with bachelors or masters.
      Jun 8
    • Amazon Bill.
      op, where are you looking that you are seeing this? it may be due to key words you are filtering on
      Jun 8
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    Qlanmore
    I do. Just state your preferences during team matching. Better chances if you have prior low-stack backend experience but not required.
    Jun 8 0
  • Google verysundar
    Nothing much. Just select there teams during team match.
    Jun 8 0
  • Accenture yuhgfdr
    newbie here

    how does the team matching work? and what is the process behind matching?
    Jun 8 0

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