I just recieved an offer from FB for E5 role. I am 35 years old with about 14 years of experience. Am I too old for this level ? what is the typical age of an E5 at FB ?
I am worried that I might be working with engineers who are much younger than me and hence have much more energy and less time commitment for family. Are employees stack ranked at FB ?
TC: 170K GBP(base 100K)
Levels beyond E5 aren’t determined using YOE but instead the scope of the work you take on and your grasp of complex system designs.
There are many folks who could happily remain at E5 for their entire careers. Also E5 and it’s equivalents at other FAANG companies easily translate to significantly higher positions at other companies like “senior software architect” or whatever.
If you have concerns about WLB, I would say E5 is a good starting point. You can get quickly promoted to E6 if you were under-leveled.
Lastly, I should point out that your level wouldn’t actually change who you’re working with. Even if you did push for E6+ you’d still end up on a team full of people in their 20’s. The higher your level, the less likely you’ll be within proximity of someone of equal level.
And no, FB does NOT do stack ranking. People who claim otherwise are either ignorant or have an agenda.