Data Center Network Engineer

Data Center Network Engineer
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Menlo Park, CA
The scale of the network and its continuous expansion presents an opportunity to work on and solve interesting engineering challenges in the datacenter network domain. We constantly push the boundaries of what is possible. We create new and innovative ways of designing and operating our global datacenter networks and do it at scale with efficiency. We imagine what our tomorrow is going to be and make it a reality. Data Center Network Engineers at Meta are hybrid software and network engineers who design, build, and operate our worldwide Data Center network. This team owns the complete lifecycle of the Data Center network, which includes areas of planning, design, product definition, QA, deployment, and monitoring. Simple, elegant, and scalable network design, automation, and data analytics are the keys to meeting our demands. In this role, you will be part of a team that is responsible for conceiving design solutions, developing and deploying network software, systems, and tools that keep the Data Center network operating at maximum reliability, scalability, and efficiency.
Data Center Network Engineer Responsibilities
  • Design network topologies and configuration for the DC Fabric networks
  • Develop IP addressing and routing policy intent in the DC
  • Create deployment packages and maintain as-built documentation for installed network gear
  • Establish and implement global best practices and contribute to the design of new scalable network solutions
  • Define and partner with network hardware, software, and vendor teams on the development of network platforms (switch and optics)
  • Partner with the in-house SWE, Tooling, Planning, Simulation, and Delivery teams to codify the network designs
  • Participate in an on-call rotation to support the global datacenter network infrastructure 24x7
  • 10% of travel required
Minimum Qualifications
  • 5+ years of work experience responsible for designing, deploying and operating large-scale networks
  • Experience configuring and troubleshooting routing and switching protocols (BGP, IS-IS, OSPF, MPLS, RSVP-TE)
  • Working knowledge of network protocols (TCP/UDP, DHCP, DNS) and experience with IPv4 and IPv6
  • Experience working in a multi-vendor environment with hands-on experience with networking hardware
  • Experience in at least one programming language like Python, Go, C/C++ for developing automation software or tooling
  • Working knowledge of physical infrastructure design including structured cabling and fiber-optic cabling
  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously and deliver against deadlines
  • Experience working in global team environments and solve problems
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of 40/100/400G Ethernet and CWDM, DWDM and optical transport network technologies
  • Understanding of different Optics and internals of a switch ASIC
  • Familiarity with the Linux based systems
  • Technical leadership experience
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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$143,000/year to $208,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

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