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Facebook Network Hardware Engineer 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.


Driven by our rapid growth, Facebook is looking to take advantage of the efficiency gained by optimizing our network hardware for our data centers. Our network platform is industry-leading for its efficiency, throughput, scalability, reliability and intelligence. Facebook is looking for a Network Hardware Engineer to support the development of the overall network equipment of Facebook and shape the next generation of network that goes into our massively scalable data centers.

Required Skills:

  1. Develop systems for Facebook’s next generation network across a broad range of technologies including switch, router, and transport.

  2. Drive new design ideas and develop solutions for Facebook data center networking, bringing them from concept to operations.

  3. Design the next generation of open network devices and integrate these into highly scalable, deplorable and maintainable systems. Support the hardware design, debug, validation and optimization of the products.

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

  5. Work with ODM and CM suppliers to evaluate existing designs and work towards developing cost-effective and innovate custom designs that meet Facebook networking requirements.

  6. Involvement in projects from concept through production, perform the design review across different cross-functional teams, gaining exposure to the complete design life cycle. Support the engineering builds with high volume manufacturing.

  7. Support production operation of Facebook's network platform across our data center, develop efficient automation tools to improve operation efficiency.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 5+ years of experience with PCB board level design and layout, high speed interconnect and switching using merchant silicon ASICs.

  2. 5+ years of hardware development experience, with emphasis in network equipment field, such as switch, router, or transport.

  3. Proven track record of conceptualizing and delivering engineering solutions to customers.

  4. 5+ years of experience working with ODM suppliers.

  5. 5+ years of experience with environmental testing and electrical certifications.

  6. 5+ years of programming experience in test/measurement automation and/or simulation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Strong knowledge of data center switching, routing, and network protocols.

  2. Strong knowledge in DC/DC design, signal integrity and high-speed design.

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

  4. Programming experience in test/measurement automation and/or simulation.

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.