Facebook Optical Operations Manager 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 is looking for an Optical Operations Manager who can manage a team to help monitor the network and troubleshoot network issues, and ensure we are able to provide guaranteed performance and capacity to our products.

Required Skills:

  1. Build, manage and lead a global team of exceptional optical network engineers.

  2. Exhibit and embody the qualities of a great manager.

  3. Manage a complex global organization of vendors, smart hands and other third parties.

  4. Ensure operational best practices for a multi-vendor optical network that includes metro, long-haul and sub-sea systems.

  5. Develop operational process and procedures to ensure predictable and timely fault resolution.

  6. Develop operational metrics and drive positive change based on data driven decisions.

  7. Ensure service level objectives are met for the global network as well as third party response and resolution.

  8. Develop automation and tooling to ensure sub-linear team growth as compared to business growth.

  9. Develop staffing models to ensure successful day-to-day operations as well as execution of tactical and strategic programs.

  10. Partner with and build high quality relationships with other Facebook teams.

  11. Create and develop strategies to ensure the optical network is an enabler for long term business growth.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 10+ years of optical operations and management experience on large scale networks.

  2. 5+ years of direct people management experience.

  3. Knowledge and experience in DWDM platforms.

  4. Knowledge of Fiber-optic technology including cable types, connector types, optic types, and optical transport technologies.

  5. Experience in analyzing situations, troubleshooting, systems and tools, and problem solving.

  6. Documentation and communication experience.

  7. Experience with the Network Management system (NMS), Element Management system (EMS) and CLI interfaces of different optical vendor platforms.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. 5+ years experience managing vendors and third party smart hands.

  2. Experience in leading, growing and mentoring high performance teams.

  3. Ability to create a culture of automation first.

  4. Ability to set and manage to KPIs and SLOs.

  5. In depth experience with network analysis and thorough troubleshooting skills.

  6. Knowledge of third party management platforms for Layer 1 equipment.

  7. Prior knowledge of Network Operations a distinct advantage.

  8. Ability to operate autonomously, strong analytical skills, coupled with a strong sense of ownership, urgency and drive.

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.