Facebook Inside Plant and Design Support Engineer in Ashburn, Virginia


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 is looking for an Inside Plant and Design Support Engineer to join the Edge and Network Services team. This team is responsible for deploying and supporting one of the world’s largest and complex networks. As a member of this team, you will have a unique opportunity to be involved in all aspects of networking at Facebook. Responsibilities will include the design, execution on capacity planning of all physical infrastructure globally which includes space, power, cabling and other infrastructure within external POP and ILA facilities.

Required Skills:

  1. Manage global space, power, cabling and other infrastructure requirement in support of edge network requirements, present and future.

  2. Provide a multi-year plan (2 year) on space/power/cabling etc. requirement to meet the forecasted/trended demand.

  3. Layout of edge site floorplans, allocate space assigned to network function, optical, backbone, IP, compute, etc.

  4. Build capacity reporting to analyze long term trends and industry direction to forecast and budget for future growth. Monitor capacity thresholds and initiate proactive builds to expand inventory aligned with edge and backbone deployment forecasts.

  5. Provide input and interact with other teams on space/power requirement, deployment projects, and other major initiatives that affect capacity.

  6. 10% of travel required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Knowledge of engineering principles of the infrastructure architecture (space line up, air flow, cooling etc.)

  2. Knowledge of Data Center, Collocations and Remote Hut environments, to include engineering principles regarding power and other infrastructure

  3. Experience with optical network design, installation and maintenance for service providers or enterprise networks

  4. Experience with field-based work in POPs, carrier hotels, data centers and Central Office environments

  5. Technical knowledge of various regional Data Center electrical and cooling configurations, IEC, NEMA standards, AC/DC power, power redundancy scenarios

  6. Knowledge of optical theory, transport technologies and the operation of optical transport systems

  7. Analytical, interpersonal, and communications experience

  8. Hands-on experience with basic optical communication equipment including optical amplifiers, coherent transponders and other WDM equipment

  9. Experience with communication and directing tasks with carriers remotely

  10. Demonstrated experience analyzing situations and utilizing troubleshooting experience, systems and tools, and problem solving

  11. Experience working with limited supervision

  12. Time management and organizational experience

  13. Experience working in a global team environment

  14. Ability to lift/move 30-40 lbs. on a daily basis

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: 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. 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.