Network Investments Design Specialist

Network Investments Design Specialist
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Do you want to work on one of the largest, most dynamic, fast-paced networks in the world? Do you want to develop and deploy innovative solutions to our network capacity challenges and move them into production? You’ll have a unique opportunity to shape the development of one of the world’s largest, global and most innovative fiber networks. Meta’s network has grown significantly over the last 10 years and we expect to more than double the footprint in the next few to support our existing 3+ billion customers and enable new services. We are looking for a Network Investments Design Specialist with extensive experience in North American strategic network design, development and sourcing, with strong understanding of optical technologies. This role requires a candidate with extensive industry knowledge, commercial relationships, and exceptional skills in negotiating complex fiber acquisition contracts. The candidate will work closely with other Network Engineering teams to design, develop and deploy our network to meet accelerating capacity demand. The right person for this role is known for being strategic, analytical, collaborative, and for their deep market knowledge of the North American terrestrial fiber network. This leader must be able to influence an experienced cross functional team, including network planning and optical engineers. The candidate should enjoy working in complex and ambiguous environments. This position is full time role.
Network Investments Design Specialist Responsibilities
  • Influence through data-driven insights the development of optimized networks to meet long-term reliability, scalability and efficiency goals.
  • Spearhead the sourcing / development strategy for critical high-priority fiber initiatives or routes.
  • Analyze market trends and forecast future needs to strategically position and creatively design sourcing solutions to “get-ahead” of network demands.
  • Synthesize commercial and market understanding as part of jointly designing and planning execution of network projects.
  • Establish and maintain robust supplier relationships, and serve as the technical expert in vendor negotiations to align contracts with strategic goals.
  • Champion internal stakeholder decision making through influencing and exceptional drafting communication and presentation skills.
  • Provide mentorship and technical leadership to other members of the network development team.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of time.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in fiber optics network planning and design (including network topology designs), with a proven track record in a leadership role.
  • Track-record of negotiating large, complex terrestrial fiber builds.
  • Proven analytical skills and to synthesize market and technical data into strategic plans.
  • Demonstrated negotiation, partnering and influencing skills across all levels of an organization as well as with key outside partners.
  • Experience with leading in complex and ambiguous environments
  • Proven communication skills, and experience presenting to senior audiences.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree (or relevant experience) in Telecommunications, Network Planning, Optical Engineering, or a related field.
  • Experience using analytical tools: excel, tableau, visualization, or GIS/mapping, with a strong emphasis on network design accuracy and detail
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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$191,000/year to $271,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

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