Facebook To Open An Engineering Presence In New York City As Early As 2012

Mayor Bloomberg signs the Facebook Wall via Chris Hawley on Twitter

Facebook is holding a press conference with Mayor Bloomberg, scheduled to start at 2pm, but they have already been scooped. Before anyone at Facebook HQ had a chance to take the stage, Reuters Tech tweeted the story: “Facebook to open an engineering office in NYC in 2012”

While they have had a presence in NYC since 2007, with its “global markets sales team”, this will be an office to tap into the growing tech talent centered around NYCFacebook’s Vice President of Engineering says they “want them to help us solve the challenges of designing and building the next generation of Facebook.”

Check out the new Facebook Engineering NYC page to see some of the job openings at the NYC location.

What do you think? How do you feel about NYC becoming a tech hot-spot, and will you be applying for a job at the new Facebook office? Leave a comment below!

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Press release concerning today’s announcement

Business Insider’s liveblog from the Facebook event


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