Network Engineer, Backbone and Edge

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Menlo Park, CA
Meta is one of the largest sources of traffic on the planet, which makes getting traffic to our end users quickly and reliably one of the most demanding network engineering tasks ever conceived. The Metaverse adds latency, jitter, and other requirements never seen for a network of this scale in the history of the Internet. Your role is integral to the development of IP connectivity solutions, working in close collaboration with partner teams. This includes designing the network topology, understanding and selecting industry technologies and protocols, liaising with vendors on feature or product development, and choosing equipment that aligns with our product needs. We champion innovation, so you'll be directly involved in bringing new network products to life, from the initial concept to a functional network in our labs. While design and documentation are essential aspects of your role, we believe in the value of hands-on experience, where you can translate your ideas into tangible results. As an IP Network Engineer at Meta, you will combine the skills of a software and network engineer, ensuring the smooth operation of our network and associated services, while paving the way for future growth. In your role you will use data analytics to make decisions, conceive and implement network redesigns, and employ automation to handle networking at scale, all vital to meet our growing demands. You will take the lead in conceiving, developing, and deploying software and network systems, as well as tools that enhance reliability and efficiency across our global network. We invite those with a passion for innovation, a knack for problem-solving, and a commitment to excellence, to join us as we continue to shape the future of connectivity. Do you want to work on one of the most dynamic, fast-paced networks in the world? Do you want to develop innovative solutions to our challenges and ship them into production? Then a role on one of our network engineering teams is for you!
Network Engineer, Backbone and Edge Responsibilities
  • Write and review code, develop documentation and capacity plans, and debug the hardest problems, live, on some of the largest and most complex networks and systems in the world
  • Together with your engineering team, you will share an on-call rotation and be an escalation contact for service incidents
  • (Re)Design, deploy, manage and maintain multi-vendor, multi-protocol critical infrastructure networks in every Meta network location, including our data centers and POPs
  • Define and develop optimized network monitoring systems
  • Design and deploy new network and tooling architectures
  • Analyze data to diagnose and identify root causes to network issues
  • Partner alongside the best engineers in the industry on the coolest stuff around - the code and systems you work on support the production network infrastructure used by billions of users all around the world
  • Optimize end user experience by architecting the network to lower latency, packet loss, and jitter while increasing scale
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.
  • Protocol experience in one of BGP, OSPF, ISIS - understanding of typical configurations and performance optimizations
  • Experience developing and understanding network device configuration for at least one vendor (Juniper, Cisco, Arista, Brocade, Nokia, Ciena, Infenera, etc.)
  • 2+ years of experience in network engineering or network-centric software development
  • Understanding of routing and switching - hardware design and knowledge of forwarding and data planes
  • Experience coding in higher-level languages (e.g., Python, C++, Go, etc.)
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience writing code to automate Network deployments, monitoring or remediation
  • Experience operating Content Distribution Networks
  • Experience with MPLS
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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$105,000/year to $168,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

Individual pay is determined by skills, qualifications, experience, and location. Compensation details listed in this posting reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity or sales incentives, if applicable. In addition to base salary, Meta offers benefits. Learn more about benefits at Meta.
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