Facebook Optical Network Engineer 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 Network 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 Network 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 ICP, ISP or enterprise-level production network

  2. Experience working with ROADM, coherent transponders and long-haul operation optical networks

  3. Experience with coding in any of C++, Java, or Python

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

  5. Knowledge of IPoWDM, Control Plane, and other hybrid WDM architectures

  6. Experience with the rollout of production DWDM networks

  7. Working knowledge of IP networking fundamentals

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.