Network Engineer, Network Lifecycle Services

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This position is to help the Edge and Network Services team at Meta solve challenges related to the demand for new compute and networking technologies and the deployment of non-standard infrastructure (NSI) in our data centers. This position will work at both strategic and tactical levels with Planning, Network Engineering, Data Center Connectivity, Facility Engineering/Operations, SiteOps and other cross functional teams to deploy and operate new technologies and non-standard infrastructure into the fleet. The primary objectives are to represent ENS in related projects, understand and communicate technical requirements, help develop the engineering design packages (EDP) and operational playbooks for how we deploy and operate this infrastructure, and lead successful network delivery execution across sites. In addition, we are also looking for someone with experience with supporting pre-production environments and custom infrastructure utilized for Research & Development.
Network Engineer, Network Lifecycle Services Responsibilities
  • Participate in the design, engineering and implementation of large-scale HPC networks used for AI and ML.
  • Participate in the design, engineering and implementation of large non-standard infrastructure systems for pre-production and test environments.
  • Integrate new networking technologies and non-standard infrastructure to evolve and scale our data centers.
  • Lead projects and develop engineering design packages (EDPs) for standardized deployment across locations.
  • Develop new operational support models for deploying and operating new data center infrastructure.
  • Actively participate in the New Product Introduction (NPI) process for new network platforms and topologies.
  • Influence design of data center, network, server, and applications to ensure seamless integration.
  • Publish technical reference, process, and training documentation for a global network operations team.
  • Build and nurture business relationships with key stakeholders, partners, and vendors.
  • Up to 15-20% of travel required based on project demand.
Minimum Qualifications
  • 7+ years of work experience with designing and deploying large-scale data center network infrastructure
  • Experience with data center design, structured cabling, and fiber optic network infrastructure
  • Experience working with or within a pre-production environment validating new equipment and network technologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of NICs, optical transceivers, AOC, and DAC for high-speed interconnects
  • Demonstrated knowledge of TCP, IPv4/6, Routing Protocols, and related network services (DHCP, DNS)
  • Working knowledge of network hardware platforms and technical requirements in space, power, cooling, structured cabling, and high-speed interconnects
  • Experience with implementing tooling and automation for network configuration and monitoring
  • Track record of solving complex problems, executing tactically, and delivering on infrastructure projects
  • Experience working independently, stay organized, multitask, prioritize, and communicate effectively
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with network architectures used for high-bandwidth, low-latency applications (HPC, SAN)
  • Experience developing new network solutions and managing through New Product Introduction (NPI)
  • Experience with process improvement and automating repetitive workflows
  • Experience working on a global team in a matrixed environment with limited supervision
  • Knowledge of data center infrastructure design, build, and operational best practices
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