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Meta Optimization Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


Meta designs, builds and operates one of the largest globally-distributed CDNs in the world. As an Optimization Engineer for Meta's Edge Network, you will have a unique opportunity to use your broad engineering skills to partner with product engineering teams to improve user experience for billions of people across Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, Oculus, and many more products. You will build scalable systems that provide critical product performance insights, simulate end-to-end impact of massive scale events, and drive caching architecture decisions.

Required Skills:

  1. Work cross-functionally with highly technical software engineering and network engineering teams.

  2. Build systems and tools, develop capacity planning frameworks, and root-cause the hardest problems on some of the largest and most complex systems in the world.

  3. Build stochastic models to characterize demand at every layer of the CDN and write software to generate capacity plans optimized for reliability, performance, and cost constraints.

  4. Leverage machine learning and related techniques to deliver solutions for large network infrastructure problems.

  5. Build and maintain complex optimization models.

  6. Leverage data you produce to improve platform architecture and design.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 2+ years of coding experience in at least one programming language (e.g. PHP, Python, C++, or Java), and rapidly learning new development languages.

  2. Knowledge of network infrastructure and/or routing.

  3. Experience with data logging and processing at scale.

  4. Experience with analysis of network and performance metrics.

  5. Hands-on experience with large quantities of data.

  6. Experience partnering with highly technical engineering teams to solve open ended issues.

  7. Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience. Degree must be completed prior to joining Meta.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Graduate work experience.

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at