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Facebook Software Development Engineer in Test, Privacy 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.


As a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) within the new Technical Audit team, you'll ensure the delivery of a high-quality software to support all of our product lines. At Facebook's Tech Audit team, SDETs are composed of one part software engineer, one part of privacy and security engineer, one part program manager. You'll be responsible for building and executing automated testing and infrastructure across multiple products and platforms. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented engineer with strong cross-functional skills who has a passion for building great software products and improving engineering and testing efficiency. You will ensure the release of all Facebook's products that our Privacy standards are upheld and exceed not just today but also in the future!

Required Skills:

  1. Design and implement automated test frameworks and tools to fill test gaps

  2. Manage contingent engineers on the team to ensure high output volume

  3. Partner with infrastructure and product engineering teams to ensure automated testing is fully enabled

  4. Independently drive goals as a project manager - tracking and reporting on status, escalating risks, and finding solutions to obstacles

  5. Evangelize and drive a culture of quality within Facebook’s Tech Audit and within the Centralized Privacy organization by advocating for high quality, quickly escalating issues found by automation or blocking test execution, and helping other teams understand the importance of testing

  6. Design and implement high-quality automated tests to verify privacy compliance and release readiness

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 2+ years experience in developing and analyzing technical automated test frameworks and infrastructure

  2. 2+ years work experience in a role coding in Python, PHP, Java, C/C++ (or equivalent language) including code maintenance and review

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. 2+ years experience building automation strategies and estimates test efforts

  2. 2+ years experience in assisting in the planning, tracking, and control of test environments and data

  3. Experience with automation testing types to include (Unit, Functional, Load, Security, Behavioral, Integration, Component, Contract, End-to-End)

  4. Experience writing test automation test code and frameworks that can simulate complex multi-system scenarios

  5. Experience in the review of QA procedures, elimination of redundancies and efficiency improvements

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. 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 accommodations-ext@fb.com.