Facebook Hires and Departures: Platform Ops, Sales, Recruiting, Engineering and More

Facebook made hires this week in everything from its intern program, sales, to recruiting, platform operations and more according to posts on LinkedIn and information removed from its Careers Page.

Posts removed from the Careers Page — which strongly suggest that the positions had been filled — included engineers and data center technicians, while LinkedIn showed mostly sales positions.

Most significantly, top developer and long-time Facebook employee Joe Hewitt announced on Friday that he was leaving the company. He has been there since his startup, Parakey, was acquired in 2007. Well-known beforehand for his work on the Mozilla Firefox browser and developer bug-tracking tool Firebug, he made a wide range of contributions at Facebook, including single-handedly creating the first versions of its hit iPhone app. In a personal blog post, he says that he’s looking to create more tools for developers and designers, and hints that what he does could be mobile-related.

New hires per LinkedIn and Other Sources:

  • Jimmy Ahmed – currently working in Advertising Sales, formerly an Americas Sales Manager at DivX, LLC.
  • Mark Cowan – was Head of Emerging Markets, CEEMEA and currently works as a National Account Executive.
  • Ilan Dee – currently an MBA Intern Platform Operations, formerly worked in Global Product Manager at Cision.
  • Nick Gianos – now working as a Parter Manager, formerly worked at Facebook as a Principal in Online Sales Operations.
  • Sohan Jain – a Software Developer Intern, formerly an intern at Hulu.
  • Gokmen Karasu – now an Account Manager, formerly performed a similar job at Ping Digital.
  • Margaryta Skrypachova – Software Engineer Intern.

Recent departures, per LinkedIn:

Prior listings now removed from the Facebook Careers Page:

  • Administrative Assistant, Local Sales and Marketing
  • International Payroll Lead (Dublin)
  • Security Manager (Incident Response)
  • Oracle Application Developer
  • Associate, Corporate Communications / Product
  • Onboarding Programs Manager
  • Recruiter, International – Contractor (Palo Alto)
  • Recruiter, International Group – Contract
  • Strategist, Market Solutions (New York)
  • Director, Platform Operations
  • Document Control Analyst
  • Manager, Supply Chain Operations
  • Data Center Lab Engineer
  • Hardware Test Engineer
  • Account Specialist, Online Sales Account Management (Austin)
  • Manager, Ad Operations (Singapore)
  • Analyst, Online Operations (Austin)
  • Fraud Analyst (Palo Alto)
  • Payments Partnerships Associate (Palo Alto)
  • Analyst, User Operations – Spanish (Palo Alto) – Contractor
  • Director, Platform Operations (Palo Alto)
  • German Branding Sales Specialist (Dublin)
  • Software Engineers, SWE1103B (Seattle)
  • Site Operations Engineer 1104002

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