Connectivity Technologies & Ecosystems Manager

Connectivity Technologies & Ecosystems Manager
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Tokyo, Japan
Attempting to connect the world requires an alternative approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure. Through organizations like the Telecom Infra Project, other industry forums and through direct engagement with individual operators around the world, the team collaborates globally with the telecom industry to identify and execute a range of connectivity programs. If you have passion for working with operators, ISPs and other industry stakeholders to drive innovative, cutting edge, cost efficient wireless and fixed network infrastructure projects that will deliver internet access to people around the world while significantly scaling current networks – then this is a great role for you. As a Connectivity Technologies and Ecosystems Manager, you will work closely with the Meta Connectivity team and partners across the industry to develop telecom infrastructure in areas such as radio and fixed access, IP and optical transport, mobile core, edge compute, cloud services, and more. In parallel, you will interface with industry leading partners, including hardware/software vendors and systems solution providers. Finally, you will work closely with Connectivity Service Providers (CSPs) adopting the telecom infrastructure to understand how Meta and its partners’ contributions can be of most impact to this diverse ecosystem.
Connectivity Technologies & Ecosystems Manager Responsibilities
  • A technical expert challenging the status quo of telecom networks and business models, leveraging their strategic vision of the connectivity technology landscape to shape Meta’s ecosystem efforts across access, transport and core domains.
  • Enable infrastructure solutions and drive deployments with CSPs and across the industry at large. Analyze broad connectivity problems (geographic, technology, and domain markets, from both a demand and supply perspective) and work collaboratively to synthesize solutions and recommendations
  • Define cutting edge telecom network deployment approaches and plan operator trials for innovative infrastructure solutions that will demonstrate a path for wider scale telecom infrastructure adoption.
  • Advocate internally at Meta and the partner community at large on how to maximize opportunities to successfully deploy new telecom hardware and software contributions across the industry
  • Manage the technical engagements with CSP, OEM and ODM infrastructure partners to help reduce friction and remove obstacles facing telecom hardware/software contribution and market adoption.
  • Identify key telecom network use case requirements, compile common feature sets and API standards from operator partners to drive design parameters within Meta programs and the technology vendor community
  • Originate Meta Connectivity Ecosystem program roadmaps, translate strategic initiatives into deliverables
  • Author white papers, blog posts to share with the broader community with the goal to introduce and help drive adoption of open and disaggregated infrastructure
  • Stay abreast of developments in the telecom domain including technology R&D, use-cases, hardware/software evolution and share that knowledge with the team.
  • Willing to travel 30% of time
Minimum Qualifications
  • Experience driving infrastructure hardware/software proof of concepts trials within Facebook and TIP programs and/or at partner labs ultimately leading to field trial evaluations prior to rapid commercial deployment
  • Fluency in English and Japanese
  • Organizational and time management skills. Experience executing on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Experience in establishing a business relationship with technology ecosystem partners such as OEM/ODMs and Network System Integrators for the manufacture, supply and support services of hardware and software
  • BS or higher in Telecommunications engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree/experience
  • 6+ years experience as a program manager/engineer/architect in one or more of the telecom infrastructure areas - Radio, Transport, Core, Wi-Fi
  • Demonstrated experience driving multi-stakeholder industry collaboration on technical topics.
  • Firm understanding of mobile and fixed broadband telecom infrastructure system architecture, network design principles, designing or deploying telecom networks
  • Communication skills including experience speaking to technical and business audiences including the C-suite
  • Experience driving the definition of technical documentation such as requirements documents, test plans, white papers, etc.
  • Experience understanding high level architecture for system dependencies and translate these into technical requirements and roadmaps
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in new product introduction and technology deployment projects covering a wide range of hardware (radio access, IP, optical, compute) and software (OSS, BSS, SDN) technologies
  • Firm understanding of the telecom technology industry: use cases, solutions, standards, certification bodies, technology providers, etc
  • Experience understanding network operator deployment scenarios such as different geographies, population densities, indoor vs. outdoor, range of ARPUs and uses cases such as fixed/mobile access, enterprise/public access to drive development of flexible, cost-effective and open infrastructure
  • Firm understanding of mobile and fixed broadband network operators: service offerings, organizational structures, challenges, procurement processes, competitive landscape, etc.
  • Experience leading partners in the development of telecom hardware, protocol software, network management systems, edge content caching systems and applications critical for adoption of the complete solution.
  • Experience understanding current technical and business pain points, develop a vision, and formulate strategies and execution plans.
  • Track record of managing complex programs with multiple internal and external dependencies, through the entire lifecycle, from inception to completion
  • Familiarity with the evolution and recent development of access, backhaul or core technologies (IP/MPLS networks, optical networking, cellular 2G/3G/4G/5G, etc.)
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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