After writing her first line of code in the 2nd grade, Esther Musube Onema was determined to solidify her place in the world of software engineering. Now, at just 22-years-old, she is a two time Facebook intern software engineer and an incoming full-time software engineer with the company.
In Esther’s most recent role with Facebook, she worked on the mobile product runtime team. It was her responsibility to improve render time and mobile app performance for Facebook owned apps (Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and etc.). Esther has experience with the following: Android Development, iOS Development, PHP, Hack, Java, Python, and C.
Esther Musube Onema is the sitting National Communications Chair for the National Society of Black Engineers, where she is deeply devoted to increasing the amount of minority talent within the STEM community. In her free time, Esther enjoys creating programming tutorials on her self-titled Youtube channel.
This past December, Esther obtained her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida. Additionally, her senior design project won in the category of “Best Project in Computer Science” this past fall at her alma mater.
Esther has been featured in AfricanShapers, Les Dépêches de Brazzaville, Awa Magazine, and ict4africa for her accomplishments in STEM and great pride for her country of origin, The Democratic Republic of the Congo. Her inspirations include Steve Wozniak, James Baldwin, and her late grandfather, Andre Musube.