Facebook Network Engineer, Optical in Menlo Park, California


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we're just getting started.


Facebook's global network comprised of cutting-edge platforms is looking for an Optical Engineer to join the Core engineering team. This team is responsible for designing, implementing and supporting one of the world’s largest and complex networks. As an optical engineer you will have a unique opportunity to shape the future network to accommodate our explosive growth as well as internal product requirements. This position is full-time and located in our Menlo Park office.

Required Skills:

  1. Work with various teams to understand FB's network, user base, performance constraints and growth requirements

  2. Work with procurement and other teams to devise strategies on hardware and network acquisitions around the globe

  3. Provide network planning and engineering support for a large scale network design

  4. Evaluate deployment architectures and translate them to vendor requirements/roadmaps

  5. Planning and commissioning of new metro, long-haul and submarine nodes.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Experience working in optical engineering or design roles on an ISP- or enterprise-level network.

  2. Experience working with CDC ROADM, coherent transponders and flex-grid operation optical networks.

  3. Knowledge of extended-reach modulation techniques for ultra-long haul and submarine applications

  4. Knowledge of IPoWDM, IPoOTN, and other hybrid packet over WDM architectures

  5. Experience with the rollout of DWDM networks

  6. Working knowledge of IP networking fundamentals

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Facebook is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com or you may call us at 1+650-308-7837.