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Facebook VP of Engineering Jay Parikh is Leaving the Company

Jay Parikh, Vice President of Engineering at Facebook, announced that he is leaving the company, joining the list of executives who have left the company in the last few years.

Jay Parikh joined Facebook in 2009, and he announced his decision to leave the company in a post.

“I have some bittersweet news to share. It’s time for me to step out of Facebook to explore what’s next,” Parikh said.

“As for what’s new – I’m not going anywhere just yet. I’ll be focused on the transition for the next few months. I don’t have any immediate plans thereafter. I’m excited to spend time rediscovering what else is happening across our industry and to meet up with many new people,” Parikh added.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg thanked Parikh for his services towards building the engineering infrastructure of the company. Jay Parikh is credited for building numerous Facebook Apps and Facebook Services in crucial data center infrastructure.

“A lot of what we’ve achieved over the past years just wouldn’t have been possible without you. I don’t think we even had a data center when you joined, and now we share our designs so the rest of the world can catch up,” Mark Zuckerberg said.

“I think the most important thing you built here through was our culture – not just around technical excellence in engineering and infrastructure, but for the company as a whole. It’s been wonderful watching you grow as a leader and I’m looking forward to seeing what problems you go solve next. Thanks for everything,” he added.

As per the CNBC report, David Mortenson will replace Jay Parikh in leading Facebook’s Infrastructure organization.

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