Facebook Network Design Engineer, Data Center Connectivity 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.


Facebook is seeking a Network Design Engineer to join our Data Center Connectivity team. Our Data Centers are the foundation upon which our rapidly growing infrastructure efficiently operates and our innovative services delivered. The successful candidate is responsible for ensuring that our physical design of the inside and outside plant structured cabling for our data centers meets the technical requirements of our logical network design. The candidate must be capable of generating global design standards as well as providing effective oversight of the cabling designs at the project level. In addition to assuring designs meet all functional network requirements, the candidate is expected to drive best practices and establish tools, processes, and standards consistent with large-scale data center deployments. Full lifecycle engagement is required, with lessons learned from field deployments rolled into future designs. The candidate is expected to collaborate closely with internal stakeholders, particularly the network engineering team, assuring their requirements are satisfied in the structured cabling design while providing support to the structured cabling design team. This position is full-time and may be based in our main office in Menlo Park, CA or our satellite office in Denver, CO.

Required Skills:

  1. Ensure scalable and functional global designs for our fiber optic & copper plant design for our Facebook data centers

  2. Collaborate with internal stakeholders to drive standards that meeting capacity and network requirements and turn-up timelines

  3. Develop global design standards documentation, including network and cabling schematic diagrams, pathway and rack layouts and rack elevations for all ISP and OSP cabling

  4. Work closely with the Designers and Design Engineers, to ensure a high quality design product that is both constructible and functional

  5. Provides support and training on technical design requirements to field and design partners

  6. Assist with RFP & Bid documents to capture all aspects of project deliverables

  7. Coordinate with DCC field teams, contractors, and other departments in Facebook to successfully execute structured cabling builds

  8. Identify and respond to risks and high-priority issues rapidly and effectively

  9. Support development of highly accurate budgets and cost forecasts

  10. Support New Product Introduction activities that improve infrastructure quality, reduce cost and installation time

  11. Travel 20+% to review projects and coordinate with onsite personnel and contractors at Facebook Data Centers

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science

  2. 4+ years of engineering experience in a network deployment field

  3. Experience in Design and Documentation Applications (Visio, Bluebeam, Revit, AutoCAD or equivalent)

  4. Knowledge in translating stakeholder and engineering requirements into a set of documentation

  5. Experience specifying fiber requirements based on network bandwidth demand

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Knowledge of fiber optic component, cabling, and interconnect products, technologies, and standards

  2. Data center or other mission critical development experience

  3. Network Engineering certifications (CCNP, CCIE or equivalent)

  4. Detail oriented, able to execute effectively and efficiently and meet deadlines, while maintaining a high level of quality

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.