Facebook can be heaven for software engineers.
The Silicon Valley tech giant provides the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging and pressing issues in computer science today, and has nurtured a culture that venerates technical talent. That talent, in turn, builds the apps and services that have made Facebook and its subsidiaries so vital to our digital lives.
But out of Facebook’s legions of engineers, who are names you absolutely need to know?
Business Insider has tracked down 16 of the most important engineers at the company, from those maintaining its core products of today, to those leading the charge on its most ambitious moonshots.
These are all people that work directly in engineering roles for specific products and areas; they might not be guiding product strategy or calling the shots at the end of the day — but they are the figures who are stewarding Facebook’s engineering efforts, and keep the leviathan running.
In order to focus on the people actually on the ground, this list also omits leadership figures like Mark Zuckerberg, who have technical backgrounds but are no longer involved in the day-to-day nitty-gritty of engineering, as well as top execs like Jay Parikh or Mike Schroepfer who oversee technical aspects of the business but have a broader focus.
Keep reading to see the full list — but first, did we miss anyone? Contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (650) 636-6268 (Cell/Signal/WhatsApp) from a non-work phone with any feedback or tips.