Work for Facebook in London? Transfer between cities?
What is the process for interviewing for a Facebook dev position in London as a US citizen currently living in the US? I don't have a problem flying there to interview if necessary. I know there are visa requirements to work in the UK. Is it better to apply to apply to Facebook in the US with the goal of asking for a short-term transfer there or just apply directly there? I would like to spend a couple of years in London and then likely return to the US.
I'm also wondering how compensation works if I were to get hired somewhere like London or Austin or NYC and then want to transfer to MP one day. Do you renegotiate comp? Is there some sort of formula that handles the conversion? I would expect a pretty large difference in TC between those cities.
I've often thought about working at FB one day, and it seems like the logical next step in my career progression. But if I get in, I'd want to stay more than a couple of years, and I don't want to undercut my long term potential by starting at a lower salary due to my starting city.