Facebook Network Engineer, Data Center Infrastructure in Prineville, Oregon


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share, and make the world more open and connected. Through our growing family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that helps billions of people around the world connect and share what matters most to them. 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 make the world more open and accessible. Connecting the world takes every one of us—and we're just getting started.


Facebook's datacenter footprint is constantly growing to adapt to the vast amount of new services we provide to people. This results in a dramatic scaling challenge that our engineers face on a daily basis. Not only do we need to build and evolve the physical infrastructure that connects myriads of servers together, but also ensure that the network is running smoothly and meets strict performance goals. With the introduction of our own switching software (FBOSS) and our open networking hardware projects (Wedge, Wedge100 and Backpack) we have entered into a new era of unprecedented opportunities to re-think traditional networking and iterate quickly in an area that was previously very closed to innovation. Facebook's Edge & Network Service (ENS) team is actively looking for passionate people to help us tackle the unique set of challenges and opportunities we face, while contributing to our company mission of connecting the world. Our team is the execution arm of the Facebook network team and is responsible for the deployment and support of all production networks (Edge, Backbone, Optical, and Datacenter) as well as our content delivery network (CDN) across the globe. This global team offers a unique career opportunity to work with all of the latest network technologies and talented engineers solving some of the most complex problems in the industry. For this role, we are looking for a network engineer with solid experience in network infrastructure and fiber connectivity solutions, including the design and deployment of datacenter infrastructure, ISP and OSP design, and optical technologies. Reach out to us if you are eager to innovate and contribute to our mission. This position is full-time and will be based in our Prineville, OR datacenter.

Required Skills:

  1. Deploy Facebook's production, security, corporate, and BMS datacenter network infrastructure.

  2. Provide input to future iterations of FB data center design to include room and rack-level design, ISP/OSP drawings, and dark fiber pathways.

  3. Work cross functionally with project management, network engineering, and data center connectivity to generate infrastructure design packages.

  4. Work cross functionally with construction, design architects, and contractors to validate cabling infrastructure builds.

  5. Provide guidance during deployment activities and retrofits in our data centers in the areas of facility power, cooling, rack layout and cable management.

  6. Maintain technical and training documentation, develop automation and tooling as needed.

  7. Provide on-site expertise for questions around infrastructure design.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 5+ years of IP networking experience with designing, deploying, and supporting large-scale service provider, datacenter, and/or enterprise network infrastructure.

  2. 3+ years of experience in structured cabling and fiber optic infrastructure - application and limitations within the datacenter space.

  3. Experience with IP routing/switching technologies and protocols including TCP/IP, BGP, ISIS, OSPF, MPLS, RSVP, and VRRP in a dual-stack IPv4/6 environment.

  4. Experience with enterprise and carrier class routing, switching, and optical transport platforms.

  5. Experience working in a global team environment with limited supervision.

  6. 25% to 40% of travel required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Demonstrated understanding of data center design and operational practices.

  2. Demonstrated attention to detail with time and project management experience.

  3. Experience working in a multi-vendor network environment.

  4. Experience working with on-site construction teams at an enterprise scale.

  5. Cabling certifications such as RCDD.

  6. Experience with Linux OS/networking.

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.