Best company for infra role?

Nov 26, 2019 14 Comments

Hi

What are the best companies for infra roles? I don’t particularly enjoy being a SWE feature developer and I always gravitate towards infra tasks, so I might as well just go for a full infra role, some sort of SRE/PE where I can also use my programming skills.

I have interests in Linux, distributed systems and their scalability, cloud, networking, low level programming.

Looking for a company who would be comfortable in giving a 350k+ TC, assuming they like my skills of course.

Thanks!

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TOP 14 Comments
  • Facebook e8djjre
    FAANG, Microsoft, Nutanix, Databricks, Dremio, Airbnb, Portworx, Robin , Twitter, Spotify, come to mind (but choose the infra systems teams)
    Nov 26, 2019 0
  • Facebook
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    Facebook

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    IBM, Google
    BIO
    Bachelors & Masters in CS
    Postedmore
    Fb has all of the above; I’m on an infra team and love the work I do. What’s your level/YOE? $350k for an E5 is common at fb
    Nov 26, 2019 4
    • OP
      Thanks. Would you recommend PE or SWE?
      Nov 26, 2019
    • Facebook
      Posted

      Facebook

      PRE
      IBM, Google
      BIO
      Bachelors & Masters in CS
      Postedmore
      SWE is your best bet
      Nov 26, 2019
  • Facebook ambmns
    Noob question: what’s the most popular language for infra work? cpp? Go? Java?
    Nov 26, 2019 3
    • Facebook ambmns
      You sure? Why?
      Nov 26, 2019
    • Verizon / Eng 8BitGuy
      K8s, Prometheus, Terraform, InfluxDB, Docker, Ethereum etc
      Because of low profile and network libraries. Microsoft is using Go lang for Azure development.
      Nov 26, 2019
  • Microsoft SunRsrsHyd
    Rubrik, Cohesity —> will be going IPO in a year or two
    Nov 26, 2019 0
  • Workday / Eng SpagtiCode
    GCP, AWS, Azure -> Revenue generator is infra.
    Nov 26, 2019 0
  • Cisco / Eng 🌚💡R
    Facebook Amazon Google
    Nov 26, 2019 0
  • Databricks databrick
    Databricks has scale challenges that FB and Google had when they were in hyper growth mode. If you enjoy that, apply to platform roles at Databricks.
    Nov 26, 2019 0

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