Performance and Capacity Engineer @ Facebook App - Menlo Park, CA

Job Overview

16 days ago

Performance and Capacity Engineer

Facebook App - Menlo Park, CA

Meta Platforms, Inc. (Meta), formerly known as Facebook Inc., builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps and services like Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Novi further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology.We are seeking a Performance and Capacity Engineer to join the Capacity Engineering & Analysis team to focus on site-wide performance and capacity projects. This person would be required to work cross-functionally with a number of teams to ensure optimal operation and growth of our computing resources from both a cost and technology perspective. Tens of billions of user requests, hundreds of peta bytes of data, thousands of giga bps of network flow. Help build one of the largest Internet services in the world!Instructions on how to apply, click “Apply to Job” online on this web page.


  • Work with cross-functional teams to find the optimal way to scale the infrastructure, help build one of the largest Internet services and scale the largest web capacity in the world
  • Contribute to overall Facebook capacity planning work for all different products/services and recommend DC expansion plan, define network requirements
  • Tackle state-of-the-art hardware performance issues
  • Analyze and debug difficult server performance issues, identify bottlenecks and optimize product/service for efficiency
  • Work with software developers closely to improve code base performance, reduce resource consumption, and shorten request latency
  • Develop monitoring and reporting tools to do performance and capacity-related tests and analysis
  • Run capacity and performance experiments to determine scaling and utilization for various service tiers
  • Own company server budget and track it
  • Present monthly performance and capacity roadmap for critical projects and cost analyses to executive teams
  • Identify capacity-related issues proactively and work with systems, network, application operations and engineering teams to discover resolutions



  • 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.
  • Experience in performance engineering or capacity engineering
  • Experience in coding & scripting languages such as C, C++, C#, Java, PHP, Python or Perl
  • Database experience
  • Analytical, budgeting and planning experience
  • Interpersonal and communication experience
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams





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.

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 [email protected]

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