Facebook Instagram - Software Engineer, iOS (Messaging Infrastructure) in San Francisco, California


Over a billion people use Instagram, which means jobs here offer countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization. Instagram was built to connect people to the people and interests they love. Our app has played a critical part in forming meaningful communities where people can connect with each other and share what matters most to them.


The Instagram Direct team works on building the messaging service for the visual future, to strengthen relationships with the people closest to you through shared visual moments. With over 375 million monthly users, Direct is already one of the top global messaging services by number of active users.

Required Skills:

  1. Build client side mobile infrastructure for Instagram Direct with iOS Objective-C

  2. Architect efficient and modular abstractions that drive reliable and performant messaging

  3. Debug messaging infra issues at scale, every edge case is seen by millions of people

  4. Improve messaging reliability, performance and efficiency across the Instagram app and the Direct app

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. B.S. or M.S. Computer Science or 4+ years in software development experience

  2. 5+ years experience building iOS applications

  3. 4+ years experience building iOS frameworks in Objective-C or Swift

  4. Experience architecting and leading iOS infrastructure projects

  5. Experience in understanding large code bases, including API design techniques

  6. Experience in the following technologies:

  7. Experience with multi-threading and memory management specific to mobile devices

  8. Experience with SQLite and mobile specific caches

  9. Experience with push notifications and background fetching

  10. Experience with networking, client-server APIs and protocols

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.