Facebook Hires New Director of Engineering

Today Facebook announced the hiring of a new Director of Engineering, Mike Schroepfer. Mike led the the development team at Mozilla and was CTO at Sun Microsystems. Mike will be reporting directly to Mark Zuckerberg until a Vice President of Engineering position is filled.

Facebook continues to hire top tier employees to add to its ranks. There has been a significant amount of discussion about new hires as well as previous executives leaving the company. In the media, many of the executive exits have been suggested to be a result of tension with Sheryl Sandberg, the ex-Google turned Facebook exec. Based on the people I have spoken to the company has been turned around since Sheryl joined and many employees feel the company is now on the right path.

As the company expands, I’m sure we will see an increase in executive hires. While the development team at Facebook was already a world-class team, I’m sure Mike Schroepfer will be a great addition.