Network Operations Engineer

Network Operations Engineer
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Prineville, OR
Meta is looking for a forward thinking Network Operations Engineer to support delivery of field services as part of our Edge and Network Services (ENS) team. Ideal candidate to possess subject matter expertise in hyperscale DC structured cabling, fiber connectivity solutions, and IP networking. Candidates will also be able to work at a strategic level with internal business teams, external vendors, and network design/engineering, and other cross-functional teams to develop strategies for integrating new technologies and to better support existing technologies across the operational fleet. An objective for this role is to understand technical drivers for the business, organize strategies to ensure the operational supportability to meet those business needs, and to represent ENS across stakeholder groups to ensure those critical projects are achieved. The team improves operational efficiency and reliability of one of the most dynamic, fast-paced networks in the world. The right candidate will be comfortable in a fast moving organization and enjoy digging into operational pain points in order to implement the process enhancements and automation solutions to solve them. The ideal candidate loves identifying root causes in complex systems and quickly learning new domain expertise and technologies.
Network Operations Engineer Responsibilities
  • Incident Response: Drive work investigating complex technical and process issues on a global scale spanning multiple reliability, security, and continuity disciplines for infra during major incidents/site events (SEVs) on edge, caching, and network infrastructure. This will require you to work closely and effectively with a variety of cross functional teams, managed service providers, and third-party vendor partners.
  • Change Management: You will be integral to identifying problems and implementing effective change within security & business continuity issues that affect the network, edge, and Infrastructure at Meta. This may include driving initiatives regarding improvements to existing tools & processes and providing feedback on new policies, practices, procedures in order to scale with the rapid expansion of the Meta platform and customer base.
  • Operational Excellence: As an operations practitioner within the ENS team you will be expected to drive operational excellence in everything we do. In this role you will directly or indirectly oversee a large contingent workforce responsible for delivering roadmapped projects and executing on recurring operational activities. As such, identifying improvement opportunities across policies, processes, and procedures is essential to improve efficiency and quality of the activities. You will optimize service delivery with a keen focus on standards compliance across the network.
  • Team Leadership: Set team goals and work globally with cross-functional teams within and outside the organization to deliver business outcomes predictability across global sites. This also includes analysis around operational datasets to detect and inform the prioritization of problems to resolve. This often culminates in the creation and communication of aligned team projects, programs, and roadmaps.
  • Risk Management: Work with partner teams to design and implement aligned processes that identify and manage data and asset protection risks (i.e, security and privacy gaps, Business Continuity vulnerabilities), as well as operations continuity issues across the network.
  • Information and Data Assurance: Ensure relevant operational process, procedure, and policy documentation is effectively managed and the data required to support operations is complete and accurate in systems.
  • Automation: Be heavily involved in driving the team to analyze operational events in order to identify new automation opportunities and help us achieve our vision of all Tier-1 faults in the network being fully remediated by software. This will include helping others understand our requirements and drive their roadmaps, in some cases, directly implementing light weight solutions in code.
  • Data Measurement: As an operations practitioner supporting our network, you will be expected to drive quality into the metrics we report to assist us in focusing on the areas that give us the best return on investment. This could include measurement and analysis of our escalation issues, fault/event trends, infrastructure capacity, and vendor performance failures. The ideal candidate will formulate the right metrics and definitions of success to drive quality, efficiency, cost, and timeliness, and evolve these over time to match changes to the infrastructure and business requirements.
  • Communication: provide clear and effective communication around personal and team goals, progress, outcomes, and lessons learned across assigned scope.
  • Travel: International and Domestic travel may be required 25% of the time and up to 50% of time depending on needs of the business.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience. Degree must be completed prior to joining Meta.
  • 4+ years of work experience operating, deploying, and designing large-scale network, optical, and/or physical layer infrastructure.
  • Hands-on experience with a variety of optical/network communication__ equipment including optical amplifiers, coherent transponders, network/fiber/copper test gear and other WDM equipment as well as associated tools and test equipment
  • 4+ years of network operations experience while supporting large-scale service provider, datacenter, and/or enterprise network infrastructure
  • Communication skills: demonstrated skills to effectively engage with hardware vendors, service providers, and colocation facility vendors globally and effectively translate performance issues into technical engineering requirements.
  • Experience in providing technical guidance to external vendors.
  • Intermediate subject matter expertise in Network Services, including topology, traffic analysis, hardware platform, and architectures.
  • Intermediate subject matter expertise in telecommunication networks in the terrestrial optical transport networks including DWDM, network infrastructures, optical testing, optical measurement principles, structured cabling and experience with photonic layer
  • Subject matter expertise with physical infrastructure design: rack elevations, cable types, connector types, optic types, patch panels, and facility infrastructure.
  • Familiarity with Enterprise and Service Provider network hardware platforms and architectures, including Cisco and Juniper routers/switches and Nexus data center switching hardware platforms
  • Expertise with physical data center design: rack elevations, cabling, fiber optics, power/cooling, and facility infrastructure.
  • Experience with network hardware platforms and architectures including Ciena, Infinera, Nokia, Arista, Cisco WDM Equipment
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience moving technical or engineering programs and products from inception to delivery and experience articulating the impact using metrics.
  • Direct leadership experience with global Network Operations Center (NOC) environments and managing SLAs and continuous improvement against metrics at scale.
  • Experience with purchasing, negotiating and end-to-end supplier management, such as managing global RFPs and contract negotiations.
  • Advanced executive leadership communications experience
About Meta
Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.
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$76,482/year to $134,992/year + bonus + equity + benefits

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