Facebook London Backend Teams

Dec 13, 2019 7 Comments

Got an offer from FB, London for L4. I am interested only in backend opportunities and was wondering if there are any good backend teams which work on real problems rather simply maintaining old/legacy systems. I am looking at teams where there are enough technical challenges with respect to scalability.
I have seen the careers page but would like to get some first hand information before i can make a decision.

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  • New qosv86
    If I can give a small piece of advice, follow money and not this idealistic notion of finding good teams.

    I did this. Through a referral, I routed my resume to a team I wanted. I have experience for that role and knew I wouldn’t have any issues with system design or behavioral rounds. I slummed through leetcode and aced the interview. I did my interviews very well and got an offer.

    It was a match made in heaven - good work in a great company. Where did it go wrong then? I said to myself I want to be here and didn’t interview anywhere. Turns out they give a standard lowball offer if you don’t have other offers.

    I’m pissed at them for this ridiculous policy and myself for being too idealistic
    Dec 13, 2019 2
    • Adobe JqwA30
      OP
      And did you take up the offer?
      Dec 13, 2019
    • New qosv86
      Yea, I signed it because it’s in a team I want to be :(

      However, I’ve started interviewing again. Best case, fb will renegotiate. Worst case - bridges burnt.
      Dec 13, 2019
  • Facebook rjJq60
    Quite a few. The source control team that is rewriting our servers in rust (aka project Mononoke) to handle our crazy scale is based in London. Some very sharp folks there. Also the Sapienz team doing automatic static analysis and verification at scale s also in London.
    Dec 13, 2019 3
    • Adobe JqwA30
      OP
      I've heard there are backed opportunities in infrastructure, ads engineering, whatsapp, scribe. I'm doubtful of whatsapp backed team being in London? Is this information correct?
      Dec 13, 2019
    • Facebook rjJq60
      Yeah there's some WhatsApp folks in London working on the server.
      Dec 13, 2019
    • Adobe JqwA30
      OP
      How is the work in ads engineering team in London? Any idea would be helpful
      Dec 13, 2019

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