Network Engineer, Data Center Infrastructure


Facebook's Edge & Network Service (ENS) team is actively looking for passionate people to help us tackle the unique set of challenges and opportunities we face, while contributing to our company mission of connecting the world. This global team offers a unique career opportunity to work with all of the latest network technologies and talented engineers solving some of the most complex problems in the industry. For this role, we are looking for a Network Engineer with solid experience in cable infrastructure and fiber connectivity solutions, including the design and build out of data centers and optical networks. We're also seeking someone who has knowledge of data center design, construction, and facility operations. Reach out to us if you are eager to innovate and contribute to our mission. This position is full-time and can be based in Newton County, GA or Forest City, NC.

Required Skills:

  • Support all aspects of data center construction and network deployment including new greenfield sites, collocation build outs, and retrofits

  • Work with network engineering, data center design, and data center connectivity teams to generate network infrastructure design packages for the deployment teams

  • Act as a subject matter expert (SME) for the physical infrastructure and design and deployment of the building management (BMS) and controls network and other nonproduction networks in the data center

  • Build and nurture business relationships with key stakeholders, partners, and vendors

  • Initiate and lead strategic initiatives driving efficiency, innovation, and standardization of our data centers

  • Perform site visits and work cross-functionally with construction, design architects, and contractors to validate cabling infrastructure and network builds according to Facebook standards

  • Influence future iterations of data center and network designs to ensure seamless integration of new infrastructure and enable scalability

  • Maintain technical reference, process, and training documentation

  • Develop automation and tooling to drive consistency and efficiency in all aspects of network design, deployment, and operations

  • 25% to 40% of travel required based on project demand

  • Minimum Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of work experience with designing and deploying large-scale data center network infrastructure

  • Demonstrated knowledge of structured cabling and fiber optic infrastructure including design and installation best practices, industry standards, application and limitations

  • Knowledge of the data center design, construction, and start up/commissioning processes

  • Experience leading cross-functional teams and driving large-scale data center projects

  • Track record of solving problems, setting strategic direction, and executing tactically

  • Working knowledge of internet networking technologies (TCP/IP, routing, switching) and optical transport technologies

  • Knowledge of enterprise and provider level network hardware platforms (IP + Optical)

  • Organizational, multitasking, prioritization and communication experience

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading and managing technical teams

  • Experience working with on-site construction teams and managing contractor and vendor relationships

  • Knowledge of data center facilities management using building management and automation systems

  • Knowledge of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) and physical security systems

  • Expert knowledge of inside/outside plant cable design and dark fiber builds

  • Experience working on a global team in a matrixed environment with limited supervision

  • Data center design or relevant telecommunications certifications

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