Software Engineering Manager, Wireless Platforms and Protocols

Software Engineering Manager, Wireless Platforms and Protocols
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Meta Connectivity, as an organization, has pivoted this year to focus on “metaverse-ready networks” – an industry-wide push to accelerate the evolution of connectivity to make Meta experiences amazing for everyone on the planet. It is widely recognized that the network is one of the major bottlenecks behind this huge disparity. We have recently launched workstreams and early-stage work at Connectivity to start digging deeper into the heart of next-generation connectivity and networks that lie between our applications and devices and Meta infra. The Wireless Platforms and Protocols (WPP) team which is part of the Connectivity Infra SWE organization, is leading and participating in several efforts both in the wireless access as well as core network infrastructure that sits between the UEs (User Equipment) and infra and that is owned by our partners. We are working towards making those networks more robust, higher performing, better quality, and working with the industry as well as other Meta teams on key initiatives to address the bottlenecks and gaps in those networks. This role will be a ground-floor opportunity to help shape one or more of those workstreams with a long-term view to make large-scale impact for “metaverse-ready networks”. Managing and growing this team will require someone with a broad skill set ranging from WiFi controllers, Radio Access Networks (RAN) software stacks, embedded, data plane, control plane, mgmt systems and cloud software. Vision and adaptability are a must as you help drive these new projects toward production. Generally, we embrace entrepreneurs as well as those who come from more established organizations. Software Engineering Managers are clearly characterized by progressive technical experience and demonstrated progression in management responsibility. You have also kept your coding skills sharp and bring an unwavering passion for managing the dynamics of a fast-paced environment.
Software Engineering Manager, Wireless Platforms and Protocols Responsibilities
  • Hold your own in technical discussions, be a subject matter expert, and have strategic influence
  • Help define and drive regular development of an aggressive technical roadmap to meet the needs of the team, and partner teams
  • Operate in a rapidly evolving environment, adapting quickly to new information and re-prioritizing as needed
  • Partner with hardware and devices groups, network and traffic engineering, and other product and infrastructure groups
  • Work efficiently with our partner companies to drive change in the connectivity ecosystem
  • Help engineers develop their careers, assigning them to projects tailored to their skill levels, long-term skill development, personalities, and work styles
  • Assess employee performance frequently, address under-performance, and recognize and promote excellent performance
  • Work closely with dedicated recruiting staff to expand the team, including sourcing candidates, interviewing candidates, participating in conferences/events, and on-boarding new employees
  • Communicate cross-functionally and drive engineering efforts
Minimum Qualifications
  • Technical manager experience with experience in networking, systems, and software - coding in C, C++, Python
  • 2+ years experience managing a networking-related software engineering team
  • Experience in developing/delivering software for networking devices/appliances (driver/firmware, hardware dependent/independent layers, platform/system management) and in deploying those devices, ideally with Wi-Fi, Cellular or other last-mile background
  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience recruiting and managing technical teams, including performance management and managing engineers
  • Knowledge of wireless and wired networking and cloud system fundamentals
  • Communications skills and detail-oriented
Preferred Qualifications
  • Background in open source software projects, especially in the area of wireless networking with WiFi, LTE or similar protocols
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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(Colorado only*) Estimated salary of $213,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits
*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20)
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