Facebook Program Analyst, Network Planning & Analytics in Menlo Park, California


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Attempting to connect the world requires an alternative approach to planning, building and deploying telecom network infrastructure. Facebook is a founding member of the Telecom Infra Project (www.telecominfraproject.com), an engineering focused foundation seeking to design and deploy disaggregated telecom infrastructure solutions. But to plan and build efficient networks, we need to start with data to understand existing infrastructure coverage, network performance and areas of gaps. If you have a passion working with vast amounts of data to understand network performance and recommending infrastructure investments that will enable or improve internet delivery to the unconnected, and significantly scale current networks – then this is a great role for you. As a Program Analyst for Network Planning and Analytics, you will be working with our data science, engineering and partnerships teams, and operators to understand performance of existing networks, areas of gaps and bottlenecks, and recommend investment infrastructure to boost coverage and capacity. This position is full-time, based in Menlo Park but with heavy focus on emerging market infrastructure and engagement.

Required Skills:

  1. Engage with operators and infrastructure partners using data analytics, metrics and tools to help them transform their networks and infrastructure.

  2. Use network performance, coverage and other data layers (population density, income levels, etc.) to conduct gap analysis and ultimately recommend infrastructure expansion such as fiber routes and wireless backhaul to connect telecom towers and POPs.

  3. Work with the Facebook data science and product team to develop next generation network planning tools.

  4. Work with the measurement team to set up goals, metrics and track program impact.

  5. Leverage visualization and mapping tools such as Tableau, Excel and other data analytics tools to conduct analysis, produce charts/graphs and support partner/internal engagements.

  6. Assemble presentation materials and conduct analysis in support of program updates and decisions.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Experience working on network performance and analytics for an operator, equipment vendor deploying or operating telecom networks, or for a consulting firm with focus on analytics.

  2. Experience working with data analytics tools, and conducting large-scale analysis.

  3. Knowledge of telecom infrastructure network principles, coverage and capacity requirements.

  4. Experience engaging with operators, especially those in emerging markets, to communicate insights/implications, bring back external learnings to internal teams.

  5. Knowledge of network metrics, measurements and performance data, among them:

  6. Coverage requirement for 2G, 3G, 4G.

  7. Performance metrics such as latency, jitter and throughput calculations.

  8. Experience with vendor measurement tools and metrics.

  9. Experience using analytical tools (Excel, Tableau, statistical, visualization, GIS/mapping).

  10. BA/BS or higher degree with emphasis in computer science, analytics, statistics, economics or equivalent degree/experience.

  11. Communication experience including presenting to both technical and business audiences.

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.