Can I apply to Facebook as a general software engineer after working in industry for a year?
I don’t see why it’s not possible.
If Facebook are aware that you already accepted an offer from Microsoft previous to hearing from them - I imagine they will understand that as long as it’s made clear in your covering letter.
Given this - there is no cost to you applying as a general software engineer - and a year at Microsoft will certainly bolster your resume!
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