Facebook Network Infrastructure Engineer - Seattle in Seattle, Washington


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 talented, highly motivated engineers for its Network Infrastructure Engineering team. As a member of the team, your primary function will be to ensure that the network is reliable, performant, and can scale to meet the challenges that serving over two billion people presents. Automation is the key to meeting our demands; you will be responsible for conceiving, developing, and deploying systems and tools to keep the network running reliably and efficiently.

Do you want to work on one of the most dynamic, fast-paced networks in the world? Do you want to develop innovative solutions to our challenges and ship them into production? Then this is the role for you!

This is a full-time position based in our Seattle office.

Required Skills:

  1. Manage and maintain multi-vendor, multi-protocol datacenter and backbone networks

  2. Define and develop optimized network monitoring systems

  3. Design and deploy new network and tooling architectures

  4. Develop automated methods to mitigate and remediate network events

  5. Analyze data to diagnose and identify root causes to network issues

  6. Be an active participant in deep technical discussions

  7. Develop and maintain consistency within the networking infrastructure

  8. Ability to participate in a regular on-call rotation

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience

  2. Knowledge of routing and switching - hardware design and knowledge of forwarding and data planes

  3. Experience developing network automation tools in at least one language (Python, Perl, Go, C++, Bash, etc.)

  4. Protocol knowledge in one or more of BGP, MPLS, ISIS or similar routing protocols - knowledge of typical configurations and performance tuning

  5. Administration and usage of Linux/Unix operating systems - experience installing and running binaries, modifying, deploying configuration files and monitor overall system health

  6. Experience developing and understanding network device configuration for at least one vendor (Juniper, Cisco, Arista, Brocade, etc.)

  7. Knowledge of TCP/IP flow control and performance

  8. Experience understanding and mitigating network hardware and topology failures

  9. Interpersonal and communications experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master's Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering

  2. Expert knowledge of TCP/IP and IPv6 - ability to tune and modify configuration to enhance performance

  3. Expert level network automation experience - building robust systems, handling critical network functions like deployment, operations and planning

  4. Ability to manage long-term, project/milestone based work with multiple teams

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.