Network & Infrastructure Transport Planner

Network & Infrastructure Transport Planner
Every day we strive to provide the best possible experience to our users that are now numbered in billions, and to make that possible, we have deployed an ultra-high capacity backbone network that spans the Globe. We are looking for a Transport Planner to join our Backbone team to support the expansion of our global network. This is an ideal role for a Transport Planner that wants to work on a purpose built and ever expending network that touches and changes the lives of billions for the better every day.
Network & Infrastructure Transport Planner Responsibilities
  • Apply domain expertise in Data Center, CDN architecture, IP Routing and/or Optical Engineering to develop topology to sizing plans for one or more domains of the network
  • Provide Technical leadership to peer group on network planning, resiliency, design principles
  • Analyze traffic capacity projections and develop an optical transport network capacity plan accordingly
  • Network design, accounting for technological capabilities and network routing, to ensure scaling requirements and resiliency for the network are met
  • Oversee fiber topology evolution of the backbone to achieve resiliency, and latency requirements
  • Model ad hoc, what-if scenarios, including greenfield and brownfield demand and supply scenarios to set strategy
  • Analyze simulations results to identify influential drivers and build key indicators to validate designs recommendations into production
  • Investigate collections of network failure and routing behaviors, and create simulation tests to improve network efficiency and network reliability metrics
  • Follow the developments of IP or Optical technology roadmaps and capabilities
  • Partner with Engineering, Finance, and Sourcing to support backbone fiber acquisitions strategies
Minimum Qualifications
  • 3+ years of experience in transport network planning in mission critical production environment
  • 3+ years experience optical link design, wavelength assignment, and coherent modulation schemes etc.
  • Knowledge of network topology and experience in building resiliency design
  • Experience with network modeling tools such as NPS, One Planner, OPNET or Cariden, WAE, Aria, WANDL or other in-house tool
  • BS or MS Degree in an Engineering or Analytical field (e.g., Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, Management Science) or equivalent experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Programming experience in Python or similar language
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with both terrestrial and submarine networks
  • 5+ years of experience in Data Center, CDN or Backbone Design is preferred.
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$177,000/year to $251,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

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