Best Paid Jobs at Facebook

Top Paying Jobs at Facebook

A company that is not even a decade old has taken the media industry by storm. In a short life span, it has amassed over 900 million users worldwide. When Mark Zuckerberg started the company in a small dormitory at Harvard University, it is likely that he did not think of the success it would yield. The company having recently gone public via IPO is an evident KPI that substantiates this claim. Nonetheless, the credit does not go to Zuckerberg alone. He had a fantastic idea, some good luck, excellent timing but above all, an awesome team to work with.

Facebook executives are extremely well paid. Ironically, if you are thinking to an internship at Facebook, you might end up bagging a heavy amount. According to the Business Insider, there are numerous roles at Facebook. Who gets more? The techie, geeky corner or the ones who represent the face of the   product? Seemingly, there is somewhat a balance between both categories. Below are 17 positions that are top paid at Facebook. If you fall in any of these categories, you know where to submit your next resume.


17. Account Executive -$62,124 per annum

16. Software Engineering Intern – $74, 700 per annum

15. Product Designer – $ 79,000 per annum

14. Site Reliability Engineer – $80,413 per annum

13. Recruiter – $80,580 per annum

12. Operations Engineer – $82,626 per annum

11. Project Manager – $98,302 per annum

10. Introductory Software Engineer – $100,000 per annum

9.  Software Engineer – $111,562 per annum

8. Business Development Manager – $115,000 per annum

7. Network Engineer – $121,500 per annum

6. Research Scientist – $123,308 per annum

5. Engineering Manager – $123,379 per annum

4. Machine Learning Engineer – $124, 197 per annum

3. User Interface Engineer – $129, 136 per annum

2. Product Manager – $130, 143 per annum

And …

1. Senior Software Engineer – $132, 503 per annum

If you see yourself developing in any of these areas and want to make handsome money, you know what to do next!

Facebook Launches Jobs Portal – “Social Jobs” in Partnership with Department Of Labor

In an apt move, Facebook has partnered with the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), Direct Employers Association (DE) and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) to help students, job seekers and employers get a suitable job by using the power of social networks.

Jobvite 2011 SurveyAccording to a study conducted by an independent survey, more than 70 percent of college career centers have a Facebook page, and a Jobvite poll created in 2010 showed that 89 percent of respondents have recruited or plan to recruit via social networks.

The main aim of this partnership is to get people back to work, and peruse a number of initiatives to effectively use social networks in the job market. According to the document uploaded on Scribd, states the partnership will include the following features –

  • Conduct in-depth survey research about the ways in which job seekers, college career centers, and workforce recruiters are  using the  social web.
  • Develop and launch a central Facebook Page that will host specialized resources and content designed to help job  seekers and employers.
  • Explore and develop systems  for delivering  job postings  virally through Facebook at no charge.
  • Promote existing employment programs and resources offered by government agencies for job hunters.
  • Distribute educational materials about leveraging the power of the social web to recruiters, government agencies, and job seekers.

The effective use of social networks is significantly growing at speedy pace and becoming increasingly prominent in job recruitment. This particular move by Facebook is in a way a challenge to LinkedIn, which now has more than 120 million members all over the world. The job portal called Social Jobsaims to grant users a variety of jobs-related information, and has a long term goal to help bring down the 9.1% unemployment rate in America. Facebook hopes to begin work immediately on connecting employees and recruiters with better online social resources.

U.S. Secretary of Labor  Hilda L. Solis said:

Linking American job seekers with the resources they need to get back to work is a top priority of the Obama Administration and my department. By leveraging the power of the social web, this initiative will provide immediate, meaningful and ready-to-use information for job seekers and employers, and a modern platform to better connect them.

[Press Release]

Nokia Slashing 3,500 Jobs by 2012

Rough waters are still ahead for Nokia. After recently cutting 4,000 jobs and off-shoring software development, and undergoing a massive internal re-tooling for Windows Phone 7, Nokia has announced they will continue with planned personnel reduction and will be losing a total of 3,500 jobs by the end of 2012.

Many Nokia employees have been shuffled around, from country to country and department to department. MeeGo and Symbian developers have been let go from R&D facilities. Nokia has said the entire Cluj factory in Western Romania will be losing 1,200 employees when the planned shut down begins in the tail of 2011. Back in 2008, the factory was hiring up to 100 people a week, now one in fell swoop, they will be looking for a livelihood elsewhere.

One of the many services that Nokia touts and actually does well, is mapping. In an attempt to ‘consolidate workforce’, Nokia will also be reducing Location and Commerce positions to the number of 1,200 persons — which is the department that feeds into their map service and location-aware social projects.

As with the previous long laundry list of layoffs, Nokia has promised to provide support to affected employees in any way they can. With Nokia’s Windows Phone 7 device coming off the line soon, hopefully the Finnish giant can kick into high gear in order to stop losing the employees that make the company so unique.

Source: BusinessInsider Adapts Social Networking Site Facebook, online employment hub, is adapting its job search to social networking site Facebook. Monster, will be doing this by launching a Facebook app called BeKnown on Monday.


With BeKnown, users can import their data from Facebook profile to the Facebook app and let users manage their professional and personal network from one place. Another professional network that is trying out similar approach is BranchOut and going from my Facebook news stream it’s pretty evident that BranchOut app is pretty popular among young professionals. In fact, BranchOut already has 800,000 users.

How BeKnown is trying to differ from BranchOut is, it’s trying to turn your professional life into a little game. That is, users will get badges like you get in FourSquare once you complete your graduation, get a job, a promotion, etc. I’m pretty sure once you become a CEO, the badge would say “I’m CEO, bitch”.

To think that almost everyone is adapting their business with the social networking site Facebook says something. Earlier this week, Linkedin, an independent professional social network site announced that they now have 10 million users in India and about 100 million users worldwide. We have written an elaborate article on why Linkedin’s huge user base does not make sense in the largely Social world.

Steve Jobs: We Won’t Make a 7-inch iPad

Lots of rumors have been floating around about a 7 inch Apple iPad being in the works. These rumors started circulating right after the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Tab and haven’t stopped since. Many had speculated that a 7-inch iPad – version 2.0 – might actually be in production.

All the rumors can finally be put to rest, as Steve Jobs himself confirmed during Apple’s Q4 earnings conference call that there isn’t going to be a 7-inch iPad.

“We’re not not making a 7-inch tablet because we don’t want to hit a lower price point. We just believe it’s too small to hit the user experience people want. When we make decisions, it’s not about cost, it’s about value when you factor in the software. We’re all about the best products at aggressive prices.”

“This size (7-inch display) isn’t sufficient to create great tablet apps, in our opinion. While one could increase the resolution of the display to make up for some of the difference, it is meaningless unless your tablet also includes sandpaper, so that the user can sand down their fingers to around one quarter of their present size.”

While it would be prudent to not expect a 7 inch iPad anytime soon, if the 7-inch form factor does become popular following the launch of the Galaxy Tab and the Blackberry Playbook, Apple probably would take a go at that market too.

Steve Jobs has often reversed his stance in the past, case in point: “People don’t read anymore.” followed by the launch of iBooks. No one should be surprised if he does it again.

via: BGR & Gizmodo

"YouTube Instant" Lands Stanford Student Job at YouTube on Twitter

Just a day after was released, a Stanford Graduate created something called as YouTube Instant which allowed for instant search and play of videos.

YouTube Instant Job Offer

The service which can be seen at works pretty well and has apparently impressed the YouTube CEO who offered the Stanford student a job with YouTube. The entire conversation happened on and goes like this.

@Chad_Hurley, the YouTube CEO first tweeted:

Hey @FreeTheFeross! Loving YouTube Instant… Want a job? ;)

To which Feross replied:

Hey @Chad_Hurley. Glad you liked YouTube Instant! Is that a for-real job offer? ;)

This prompted another reply from Chad, which read:

@FreeTheFeross Are you ready to leave school? :) I’ll send you a DM.

There was no response from Feross after this, however, it looks like they took their conversation private to direct messaging. This is definitely an interesting incident on how Twitter or social media can be used to spot talent and make job offers. So who is on the hiring list next?

(Source: Venture Beat / Techmeme)

Zynga Comes To India

If you have used Facebook even once in past six months, you must have heard about games like Farmville and Fishville. The company behind these games, Zynga, has taken the world’s most popular social network by storm with over 200 Million monthly active users. Now, it is coming to India by opening an office in Banglore. This will be company’s first office outside of the US and it plans to hire around 100 people by the end of the year for this new location.

Currently Zynga has offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Baltimore with over 800 employees. Zynga has raised around $220 Million in funding so far and is believed to be the #1 social game developer in the world. Zynga believed India has 81 Million internet users and will be the 3rd largest internet market by 2013, following US and China. Zynga is following a popular trend of tech companies opening offices in India to utilize the relatively economical conditions and drive down costs.

All the games offered by Zynga are free to play. The company, instead, makes money by selling virtual goods and is expected to generate around $400 Million in revenue for 2010. Here are some of the job listings related to Banglore that have already appeared on Zynga website:

1. Software Engineer (Flash)

2. Web Developer – PHP

3. Product Manager

Click here to read the detail requirements and apply for these positions.