Facebook Optical Deployment Engineer in Washington, District Of Columbia


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Facebook is looking for an Optical Deployment Engineer who will be responsible for the deployment and support of one of the world’s largest and most complex networks. As a member of this team, you will have a unique opportunity to be involved in projects related to implementation & scaling of the optical network at Facebook. The ideal candidate is an engineer who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and constantly evolving network. A quick learner, proactive, and highly motivated engineer that is not afraid to challenge the status quo, with a creative mind to find solutions and workarounds for day-to-day problems. As an Optical Deployment Engineer, she/he is not afraid to propose new ideas, gather constructive feedback from others, and push forward to make these ideas a reality.

Required Skills:

  1. Deploy, configure, and support a large-scale production optical network that spans ULH terrestrial, regional metros and subsea networks, interconnecting data centers and Point of Presence (POP) sites across NORAM.

  2. Create and maintain Engineering Design Packages for metro, regional and long-haul DWDM rings/systems.

  3. Generate implementation plans and provide technical leadership and guidance during deployment activities.

  4. Collaborate with vendors/manufacturers to evaluate new hardware/software and create optical standards for network deployment teams.

  5. Reviewing Acceptance Documents provided by vendors and subcontractors deploying equipment on our network.

  6. Provide technical expertise to network provisioning engineers for troubleshooting out-of-service or faulty circuits.

  7. Plan, schedule and perform network maintenance, repair and upgrade tasks as needed.

  8. Work closely with Network Engineering, Logistics and equipment vendors to ensure seamless introduction of new optical technologies into the production network.

  9. Proactively contribute to documentation, automation and processes as they evolve.

  10. 10% of travel required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Demonstrated hands-on experience deploying optical networks.

  2. Experience with optical network design, installation and maintenance for service providers or enterprise networks.

  3. Knowledge of optical theory, transport technologies and the operation of optical transport systems.

  4. Experience with field-based work in POPs, carrier hotels, data centers and Central Office environments.

  5. Experience with optical test equipment and optical troubleshooting experience using OTDR, OSA, BERT and optical power meters.

  6. Technical knowledge of various regional Data Center electrical and cooling configurations, IEC, NEMA standards, AC/DC power, power redundancy scenarios.

  7. Experience creating rack elevations and other planned/install/as-built documentation.

  8. Experience analyzing situations, utilize systems, tools and troubleshooting experience to resolve technical issues.

  9. Knowledge of data center design and operational best practices.

  10. Communication experience with experience coordinating tasks with carriers remotely.

  11. Time management and organization experience.

  12. Experience working in a global team environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Ability to work in fast-paced and dynamic environments with limited supervision.

Industry: Internet

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