Optical Network Test Engineer

Optical Network Test Engineer

31 Jan 2021
California, Menlopark, 94025 Menlopark USA

Optical Network Test Engineer

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Facebook's global network built with cutting edge platforms and technologies is looking for a Network Engineer to join the core Optical Network Engineering team. This team is responsible for designing, building, testing and operating the world's largest Optical network. In this role, you will have a unique opportunity to shape the future of the network, drive into production - at scale - the latest technologies and platforms. You will be in a position to influence key technology and platform choices to accommodate our explosive growth.

  • Evaluate vendor platforms and translate them to vendor requirements/roadmaps with a focus on platform software to meet Facebook production needs
  • Design and implement Facebook's pre-production Optical lab
  • define representative topology and equipment to enable qualification
  • Evaluate vendor platforms hardware and software
  • own their roll out at scale into the production network
  • Define and implement a test automation strategy
  • work cross functionally to ensure compliance and support across the network tooling ecosystem at Facebook
  • Influence building and operating every aspect of Facebook's optical network
  • Own cross functional communication and clarity with Facebook new product introduction efforts
  • Develop and enhance Facebook's design & production tools
  • support automation needs
  • Provide network planning and engineering support for a large-scale network design


  • 6+ years of hands on experience as a network engineer or hands on development/test/technical support at a networking vendor
  • Understanding of optical networking concepts & building blocks (Wavelength, DWDM, Transponder to Router Connectivity, Transponder to Fiber Connectivity, ROADM, Multiplexer, Transponder etc.)
  • Experience operating/using networking vendor (Ciena, Infinera, Cisco, Nokia etc.) platforms (Chassis Configurations, DCN, Network Management, Device Telemetry, User Authentication etc.)
  • Understanding of industry standard software APIs (CLI, NETCONF etc.) used to communicate with platforms
  • Experience coding in higher-level languages (Python, C, Go, etc.)
  • Experience with troubleshooting networking problems


  • Experience working on large in scope (multi-team, multi-geography etc.) cross-functional projects
  • Knowledge of network Control Plane Protocols (BGP/OSPF/GMPLS etc.) is desirable
  • Understanding of Optical layer (L0/L1) traffic reliability configurations using Protection and/or Restoration schemes including pros/cons


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.

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