Facebook Optical Engineering 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.


The network infrastructure it takes to support this level of service is one of the largest and most complex in the world. Facebook is seeking a technically strong leader for its Optical Network Engineering team to take this network to the next levels of growth, innovation and performance, while advancing the company’s cultural values of hard work, transparency and individual ownership of getting it right. This team is responsible for the design and engineering of our Metro and Long haul Fiber Networks and to partner with other teams to develop systems and tools to manage it.

The successful candidate will have an ability to combine leadership with strong technology understanding, thrive in a fast-moving environment, and work well with cross-functional teams. This is a full-time role located in Menlo Park, CA.

Required Skills:

  1. Manage the development, network design, implementation, and support of Facebook’s Terrestrial Optical Network.

  2. Lead a global team of talented engineers supporting Facebook's production network infrastructure.

  3. Work with multiple platform vendors and standards bodies to deliver the various components of the network architecture.

  4. Work with various internal teams to understand FB's network, user base, performance constraints and growth requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 3+ years in a management or technical leadership role.

  2. Proven track record of building and leading engineering teams.

  3. Technical experience in optical technologies, including knowledge of Long Haul/Metro realms, modulation techniques, and link engineering/new trends in terrestrial networks.

  4. Knowledge of the network industry including main vendors and networks.

  5. Experience building and designing optical networks.

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. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.