Manager, Software Engineering, Python Runtime

Menlo Park, CA | New York, NY

Facebook is seeking an experienced Software Engineering Manager to join the Python Runtime team in Instagram Server Infrastructure. The Instagram Python Runtime team builds high-performance customized runtimes to run Instagram’s Server tier. This position is full-time. We embrace entrepreneurs as well as those who come from more established organizations. Software Engineering Managers are clearly characterized by progressive technical experience and demonstrated progression in management responsibility. You have also kept your technical skills sharp and bring an unwavering passion for managing the dynamics of a fast-paced environment.


  • Set clear goals for the team and guide them through execution
  • Support a team of diverse technical talent to achieve their best
  • Hold your own in technical discussions, guiding technical specialists in the team to conclusion
  • Conduct design and code reviews with the team
  • Communicate cross-functionally, ensuring effective collaboration across Facebook

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3 or more years of experience with engineering management
  • Exposure to the field of programming language virtual machines
  • 5+ years coding experience in one of the following languages: C++, Java, and/or Python
  • Demonstrated experience recruiting and managing technical teams, including performance management
  • BA/BS in Computer Science (In lieu of degree, 4+ years similar work experience)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading teams building programming language virtual machines, compilers, or related projects
  • M.S. or Ph.D. training in compiler engineering or related fields

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, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

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