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Facebook Network Hardware Engineer, PhD Intern 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 looking for a Network Hardware Engineer, PhD Intern to support the development of the overall network hardware of Facebook. The intern will play an important role in the design, development and validation of our next generation networking products for our world class data centers. This position is located in our Menlo Park headquarters.

Required Skills:

  1. Assist in developing systems for Facebook’s next generation network across a broad range of technologies including switching, routing, and transport.

  2. High-speed SI design, AC/DC power design, PCB stackup analysis, Optoelectronic Integration

  3. Collaborate on new designs/solutions, bringing them from concept to operations. Contribute to requirements for new solutions

  4. Work in a collaborative environment across Facebook and with ODM's & OEM's to drive Facebook's requirements for development, planning, operation and deployment.

  5. Design, develop, build and test components, and software automate systems and products based on a broad range of technologies.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Pursuing a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Sciences and Engineering, and/or related field

  2. Programming experience in test/measurement automation and/or simulatio

  3. Analytical and problem solving skills

  4. Able to provide feedback on DFM issue on the products from a fresh perspective

  5. Ability to use hand tools to hack electrical and mechanical parts to test out new concepts

  6. Ability to support unit setup and testing to collect data

  7. Ability to obtain and maintain U.S. work authorization for the duration of employment in 2020

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Theory and hands on experience in electronic and mixed signal circuit design

  2. Knowledge in signal integrity and power design

  3. Knowledge in optoelectronic devices

  4. Knowledge in communication design

  5. Knowledge or experience in semiconductor devices, VLSI design, microelectronic device

  6. Experience in PCB design

  7. Scripting experienc

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.