Network Operations Engineer

Network Operations Engineer
Meta is looking for a forward-thinking Network Operations Engineer to support delivery of field services as part of our Edge and Network Services (ENS) Operations team. Ideal candidate to possess skills in a wide range of technical domain, systems, tooling/automation, security as they relate to business continuity, optical/telecom infrastructure, hyperscale DC structured cabling and IP networking. Candidates will be able to work at a strategic level with internal business teams, external vendors, and network design/engineering, and other cross-functional teams to develop strategies for integrating new technologies and to better support existing technologies across the operational fleet. An objective for this role is to understand technical drivers for the business, organize strategies to ensure the operational supportability to meet those business needs, and to represent ENS across stakeholder groups to ensure those critical projects are achieved. The team improves operational efficiency and reliability of one of the most dynamic, fast-paced networks in the world. The right candidate will be comfortable in a fast-moving organization and enjoy digging into operational pain points in order to implement the process enhancements and automation solutions to solve them. The ideal candidate loves identifying root causes in complex systems and quickly learning new domain expertise and technologies.
Network Operations Engineer Responsibilities
  • Lead highly cross-functional infrastructure projects/programs/functions in a matrix organization covering a range of areas (data center, network, infrastructure, logistics, supply chain, compliance, legal, and software system engineering).
  • Identify opportunities to drive improvements to existing tools & processes and providing feedback on new policies, practices, procedures in order to scale with the rapid expansion of the Meta platform and customer base.
  • Represent organization and manage interaction with third party hardware, colocation, telecom carrier, and managed service partners.
  • Lead business risk management alignment and change management at the organizational level for edge infrastructure use cases.
  • Ensure relevant operational process, procedure, and policy documentation is effectively managed and the data required to support operations is complete and accurate in systems.
  • Participate in the global team’s Tier IV+ on-call rotation with the goal of routing issues as needed and understanding how processes or tooling might be improved, skills can be developed, or automation can be implemented to prevent the need to escalate similar issues in the future.
  • Provide expert root cause and corrective action leadership to resolve any and all operational issues found across infrastructure architectures, hardware platforms, and vendor performance.
  • Be heavily involved in driving the team to analyze operational events in order to identify new automation opportunities and help us achieve our vision of all Tier-1 faults in the network being fully remediated by software.
  • When appropriate, provide hands-on management and leadership during analysis, goal definition, design, solution development, plan socialization, testing, implementation, and post implementation phases.
  • International and Domestic travel may be required up to 25% of the time.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 8+ years of work experience operating, deploying, and/or designing large-scale network, optical, and/or physical layer infrastructure.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining cross-functional relationships that help teams, stakeholders, and partners define and achieve goals.
  • Expert experience in organizational and digital transformation initiatives at both the strategic and tactical levels.
  • Analyzing tactical situations, troubleshooting, root causing systems and tools, and problem solving via tasks or larger cross functional projects.
  • Intermediate subject matter expertise in IP Networking/Routing & Switching (TCP/IP, IPv4/v6, BGP, ISIS, OSPF, and/or MPLS). Network certifications, such as CCNA/CCNP, JNCIA/JNCIS, RHCSA or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in providing technical guidance to external vendors. Experience identifying key metrics/measures that will be used to evaluate success and validate the business impact of the program.
  • Familiarity with physical infrastructure design: rack elevations, cable types, connector types, optic types, patch panels, power/cooling, and facility infrastructure.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with purchasing, negotiating and end-to-end supplier management, such as managing global RFPs and contract negotiations.
  • Experience in organizational and digital transformation initiatives at both the strategic and tactical levels.
  • Direct leadership experience with global Network Operations Center (NOC) environments and managing SLAs and continuous improvement against metrics at scale.
  • Experience influencing organizational and functional design in dynamic environments.
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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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$132,000/year to $190,000/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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