I’ve been working at FB for a few years, joined after internship, quickly progressed to E5 and always had good relationships with teams and managers. So, I pretty much enjoy it so far.
In the same time, I feel like I still lack some fundamental engineering skills like building systems from ground up (I like getting my hands dirty in infra stuff) without having tons of already built tools around.
That’s why I’m thinking about accepting the offer from one of the prop shops (London) which I know has smart people and interesting projects around building high perf infra to support quants. It is front office and they said my work will be highly visible. They matched E5 TC which is around £200k however can’t guarantee more for my 3 yoe.
What does the community here think? That company has limited headcount as opposed to facebook which hiring process never stops. So, I think I can always come back. I also really enjoy the projects they offer. I just don’t want to lose my current “position”: team/manager.