Network & Infrastructure Planner

Network & Infrastructure 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 Network Planner to join our Backbone team to support the expansion of our global network. This is an ideal role for a Network Planner that wants to work on a purpose built and ever expanding network that touches and changes the lives of billions for the better every day.
Network & Infrastructure Planner Responsibilities
  • Analyze traffic capacity projections and develop an optical transport (Layer 1 and Layer 3) network capacity plan accordingly
  • Partner with Software Engineering & Product Engineering teams to develop capacity planning models and optimization simulations for network infrastructure
  • Partner with Network Engineering teams to establish new design standards and build them into production
  • Follow the developments of IP or Optical technology roadmaps and capabilities
  • Network design, accounting for technological capabilities and network routing, to ensure scaling requirements and resiliency for the network are met
  • Model ad-hoc, what-if scenarios, including greenfield and brownfield demand and supply scenarios to set strategy
  • Investigate collections of network failure and routing behaviors, and create simulation tests to improve network efficiency and network reliability metrics
  • Oversee fiber topology evolution of the backbone to achieve resiliency, and latency requirements
  • Work with engineering, finance, and sourcing to support backbone fiber acquisitions strategies
Minimum Qualifications
  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience. Degree must be completed prior to joining Meta.
  • 3+ years of experience in network planning in high capacity, mission critical environment, or equivalent experience in academia environments
  • Experience with designing IP, Optical or Fiber networks and knowledge of current technology
  • Knowledge of network topology and experience in building resiliency design
  • Experience with network modeling tools such as NPS, One Planner, Opnet, Cariden, WAE, Aria, WANDL or other in-house tool
  • Programming experience in Python or a similar language
  • BS or MS Degree in an Engineering or Analytical field (e.g., Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, Management Science) or equivalent experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with both terrestrial and submarine networks on Production Networks is desirable
  • Experience optical link design, wavelength assignment, and coherent modulation schemes, IP Routing Protocols
  • Experience modeling and analyzing a business case for network expansion or fiber acquisition
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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$105,000/year to $173,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

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