In this episode, I spoke with Carlos Sarmiento, Software Engineer at Facebook. Originally from Venezuela, Carlos joined Facebook in 2017. We spoke about how he got to Facebook, the company’s recruiting events and engineering bootcamps, his day in the life as a software engineer, and all about referrals.
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* 01:42 – Welcoming Carlos Sarmiento* 02:06 – About Carlos* 02:40 – Reaching Facebook: from Caracas to Facebook* 05:38 – About Facebook’s recruiting events* 08:28 – A Software Engineer at Facebook: The experience of a day in the life* 10:55 – About Facebook’s Engineering Bootcamps* 13:30 – Process to select a bootcamp* 15:18 – A story from Instagram Ads* 19:31 – How a referral works* 23:44 – Diversity at Facebook* 27:09 – Last words for audience
Facebook Recruiting Events
A good way to select the best people for a company is through recruiting events. During these event recruiters give interviews to potential candidates, share with the community information and the experience of what it is like working at Facebook
The experience of a day in the life
Working in a team with a collaborative process has better results when looking for a high impact.
Having a mentor helps somebody ramp up and succeed in a company
Facebook engineering bootcamp
Any engineer that wants to work at Facebook, has to go through a bootcamp. Bootcamps are great onboarding programs. They are opportunities for working right away, learning everything about the company and having a senior engineer mentor through the whole process
Fix and Learn!
Everybody at Facebook roll in the same direction, so if somebody fails or makes a mistake, the whole team takes responsibility,
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