Facebook Software Engineer, Product (Video) in Menlo Park, California


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.


We are the team who build the video infrastructure that allows us to deliver video to 2 billion plus people around the world. We solve Video distribution at very large scale; pushing the envelope for video encoding. Want to solve unique, large scale, highly complex technical problems? Facebook is seeking experienced Video Engineers to join our teams. You can help build the next-generation of video encoders and lead the industry in distributed encoding; enabling us to scale our videos that help connect billions of people. Join us! This position is full-time and based in our Menlo Park, CA office.

Required Skills:

  1. Lead the definition and implementation of distributed video encoding

  2. Build video ingest, processing and delivery pipelines

  3. Improve video experience on Facebook by scaling video codecs

  4. Build and improve video processing algorithms to efficiently compress video at high efficiency and scale

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 6+ years with H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, VP9, AAC and other video and audio codec standards.

  2. Experience with at least one of FFmpeg/x264/x265/libvpx

  3. Experience writing or modifying video encoders

  4. Experience with container formats, transmuxing and streaming protocols (DASH/HLS)

  5. Experience with Software Development processes including: source control, bug tracking, and design documentation.

  6. Ability to collaborate cross-functionally between groups with different video technologies and pipelines

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. BS, MS or PhD in CS, EE or related field

  2. 6+ years experience in video processing

  3. Experience with distributed software services

  4. Experience with hardware accelerated video processing.

  5. Experience building Ffmpeg filters or have worked with Ffmpeg APIs.

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. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com or you may call us at +1 650-308-7837.