Facebook Field Engineer, Data Center Connectivity in Ashburn, Virginia


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 seeking a Field Engineer to join our Data Center Connectivity team (DCC). Our data centers are the foundation upon which our innovative services are delivered, and our rapidly scaling infrastructure operates. The DCC team lights up Facebook’s global data centers, delivering the physical infrastructure that connects the world to the videos, feeds, and other information stored on Facebook’s server banks. The Data Center Connectivity (DCC) Field Engineer has vendor management responsibility for delivering and maintaining new builds and retrofits for all low voltage and fiber optic cabling and support infrastructure. The Field Engineer is the DCC point of contact for our vendor, and to other stakeholders at the data center. This position is full-time in our Ashburn, Virginia data center.

Required Skills:

  1. Assure delivery and maintenance of all structured cabling and connectivity, on time, within budget, and to corporate standards of quality, reliability, and uptime

  2. Responsible for managing vendor task assignment, allocation of resources, monitoring progress/execution, and quality of installation for all Operational and Construction activities on site

  3. Perform quality audits to assure DCC work meets quality standards prior to turn-over

  4. Assure site as-built documentation are complete and up-to-date

  5. Oversight of the run operations team for detailed turn-up schedule, Moves Adds Changes and setting project priorities

  6. Determine all hardware and materials required to complete each new build and retrofit project and procure from suppliers

  7. Support development of best practices and initiatives, coordinating SOPs/SIPs with vendors, and participating in global and regional standards

  8. Assure crisp oversight and clear communications with vendors

  9. Assure rapid responses to high priority builds and break-fixes

  10. Proactively communicate progress and risks on site projects and initiatives to key stakeholders

  11. Assist in developing or identifying network cable/rack/cabinet installation processes and standards

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline or 8+ years direct experience in fiber optic cabling installation

  2. Experience overseeing vendors work and suppliers towards the same project goals

  3. Experience analyzing, understanding, and interpreting data

  4. Experience in a mission critical environment requiring coordination across multi-disciplines for delivering a goal

  5. Organizational and coordination experience to deliver results in a mission critical environment

  6. Track record of solving problems under pressure

  7. Interpersonal experience, and experience connecting with and influencing stakeholders with different objectives

  8. Communication, interpersonal and analytical experience

  9. Experience with MS Project, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Ability to think strategically and act tactically

  2. Experience with outside plant cable infrastructure and installation standards

  3. Proficiency with design and construction software such as PlanGrid, Bluebeam, and BIM360

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.