Network Engineer, Deployment & Support

Published date Posted on Indeed on May 13, 2022 (14 d ago)
Facebook is looking for a Network Deployment Engineer who will be responsible for supporting deployments of one of the world’s largest and most complex networks. As a member of this team, you will have a unique opportunity to be involved in projects related to planning, implementation & scaling of the Facebook optical, backbone and edge network. The ideal candidate is an engineer who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and constantly evolving network. A quick learner, proactive, and highly motivated engineer that is not afraid to challenge the status quo, with a creative mind to find solutions and workarounds for day-to-day problems. As an Network Deployment Engineer, she/he is not afraid to propose new ideas, gather constructive feedback from others, and push forward to make these ideas a reality.

Network Engineer, Deployment & Support Responsibilities:

  • Deliver and deploy long haul terrestrial, regional metro, and subsea networks connecting Facebook data centers across North and South America.
  • Lead a team of internal contractors and managed resources to carry out network deployments.
  • Act as a point of escalation for on-site testers and installers when issues arise.
  • Maintain tools and databases to accurately reflect the current state of Facebook’s network.
  • Work with the Network Engineering team to turn network designs into engineering design packages (EDPs).
  • Proactively contribute to documentation, automation and processes as they evolve.
  • Plan, schedule, and perform complex migrations, coordinating with engineering, fiber providers, colo facilities, and internal operations teams.
  • Build alignment on new optical hardware introduction, designs, and supporting tools.
  • Build strategic plans to scale network capacity and platform migrations.
  • Work with optical hardware vendors to determine Root Cause Analysis (RCA) on operational issues discovered.
  • Lead new product introductions, develop standards, test tooling, troubleshoot issues.
  • 10% of travel required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience deploying optical networks.
  • Experience with optical network design, installation, and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of optical theory, transport technologies and the operation of optical transport systems.
  • Experience with field-based work in POPs, carrier hotels, data centers and central office environments.
  • Familiarity with modern DWDM network architectures and equipment.
  • Hands-on experience with optical test equipment and troubleshooting experience using OTDR and optical power meters.
  • Understanding of optical fiber characterization testing including Reflection, Loss, PMD, CD. Experience interpreting and understanding OTDR traces.
  • Experience interpreting, creating, and comprehending OSP/ISP network diagrams.
  • Experience creating rack elevations and other install/as-built documentation.
  • Proven communication skills both internally and externally.
  • Experience with effectively prioritizing and managing multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Experience working in a large-scale global team environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in fast-paced and dynamic environments with limited supervision.
  • Knowledge of data center design and operational best practices.
  • Technical knowledge of various regional Data Center electrical and cooling configurations, IEC, NEMA standards, AC/DC power, power redundancy scenarios.
  • Experience in creating network scripts to automate network configurations and migrations.
  • Coding experience (Python or similar language).

Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at

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