Network Engineer, Optical Design

Network Engineer, Optical Design
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London, UK
Meta’s global network built with cutting edge platforms and technologies is looking for Network Engineers to join the core Optical Network Engineering team. This team is responsible for designing, building and operating one of the world’s largest Optical Networks. Network design, data analysis, and automation are keys to meeting our demands; In this role, you will have a unique opportunity to shape the future of the network, drive into production - at scale - the latest technologies and platforms; you will be responsible for conceiving, developing, and deploying software, network systems and tools that improve reliability and efficiency of our global network.
Network Engineer, Optical Design Responsibilities
  • Design, deploy and operate Meta’s multi-vendor backbone and edge networks.
  • Develop plans that enable production network build, migration and decommission operations.
  • Build tools in support of network data analysis and production execution.
  • Develop & update documentation, work cross functionally to develop and enhance Meta's network design & production workflows.
  • Analyze data to diagnose and identify root causes to network and tooling issues.
  • Analyze and improve efficiency, scalability, and stability of various system resources.
  • Together with your engineering team, you will share an on-call rotation and be an escalation contact for service incidents.
  • Partner alongside the best engineers in the industry on the coolest stuff around - the code and systems you work on will be in production and used by billions of users all around the world.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 2+ years of coding experience in at least one higher-level language (e.g., Python, C++, Go, etc.).
  • Knowledge of Optical layer (ROADM, Transponders and long-haul optical networks) and/or IP layer (TCP/IP, IPv6 and any of BGP, OSPF, ISIS or similar routing protocols)
  • Experience developing, provisioning or understanding network device configuration for at least one major vendor or any Linux-based system
Preferred Qualifications
  • MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering
  • Experience with troubleshooting problems as relates to at least one networking system or platform (IP, Optical, Web servers, load balancers, storage systems etc)
  • Experience with developing software in the context of building and/or operating large scale networking systems
  • Experience working on multi-team, multi-geography cross-functional projects, involving documenting and implementing network designs or tools
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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