“Before moving to Ireland, I worked for a company in India as a Systems Engineer. While working as a subcontractor with Facebook on a project, I got the opportunity to join the team at Facebook Clonee as a Controls Engineer. I loved my career, so the offer was very exciting. But I felt nervous about leaving my family and friends to move to a new country. I also wondered if I’d fit in with my new colleagues. Almost immediately, I realized these worries were unfounded. In my role, the focus is on providing a safe and sustainable environment to store the systems data across Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, so people can stay connected. The biggest surprise has been the collaborative and open culture at Facebook. My new coworkers gave me a voice, and I feel comfortable asking teammates, including my manager, anything. They have been supportive and give me a sense of belonging. If you are given the opportunity to take a job in another country, don’t give it a second thought. Go for it! With teammates like mine, anyone can make it work.” —Shivanki J., Data Center Controls Engineer
Facebook is announcing a new partnership with one of the top-ranked universities worldwide in the field of artificial intelligence, with work extending from fundamental research, to applications in fields like robotics and machine intelligence, to the study of the social implications of AI. The Technical University of Munich (TUM) will be supported by an initial funding grant from Facebook of $7.5 million over five years to support the creation of an independent AI ethics research center, The Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence.
Sheryl was in Ireland this week to attend Gather, a Facebook-run event for 500 small and medium-sized businesses. We are creating 1,000 new jobs in Ireland this year.
CNBC spoke to women leaders in big and small tech organizations and asked what they wish they'd asked a mentor and why. Their answers can help people break into new industries and better navigate their careers.
Tune in to Episode 9 of Inside Facebook Mobile, where Pascal and Mihaela chat with engineer Emma about Redex, an open-source bytecode optimizer for Android apps. Find the podcast on: iTunes: www.fb.careers/itunesifb Spotify: www.fb.careers/spotifyifb Pocket Casts: www.fb.careers/pocketcastsifb Find out more on our blog: www.fb.careers/insidefacebookmobile
This year's theme at DLD was optimism and courage. Tune in to Sheryl Sandberg's keynote "What kind of Internet do we want?" to learn about how we are working to bring the world closer together.
Facebook Engineering is taking a look back on the work we did in open source in 2018. Over the past year, we released 153 new projects that shared advances in machine learning, development tools, mobile, networking, data infrastructure, and virtual reality.
"If I really am showing care for your development, even though it might possibly be painful for our team, the right answer might be that you go work on a cross-functional team where you get to play more to your strengths." Kate Berardo, Facebook's head of leadership development. Read more about internal mobility here.
Episode 8 of Inside Facebook Mobile has just landed! Mihaela and Pascal chat with Mona from Instagram. We talk about Mona's journey from working on web in California to scroll performance at Instagram NYC and how performance overall is approached from measuring, tackling regressions and establishing a company-wide performance culture. We also go through some of our listener questions about team structure, time and release management and pick this up later in our interview where we discuss differences in our overall approach to engineering and QA between Facebook and Instagram. Tune in for more! https://fb.careers/2GnmHg3
We invited Business Insider to tour our engineering offices in London. Check out what they thought of our tech hub, from Oculus VR spaces to Analog Outpost, and from the home of Workplace and AR/VR teams to our games room.