Transport Planner

Transport Planner
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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 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.
Transport Planner Responsibilities
  • Analyze traffic capacity projections and develop an optical transport 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
  • 3+ years of experience in transport network planning in high capacity, mission critical environment
  • Experience with designing IP, Optical, or Fiber networks and knowledge of current technology
  • Knowledge of network topology and experience in building resiliency design
  • 2+ years of experience with network modeling tools such as NPS, One Planner, OPNET, Cariden, WAE, Aria, WANDL or other in-house tool
  • 2+ years of coding experience in Python or another programming language (e.g. PHP, C++, or Java)
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with both terrestrial and submarine networks
  • Production transport network design experience
  • Experience with optical link design, wavelength assignment, and coherent modulation schemes
  • Experience modeling and analyzing a business case for network expansion or fiber acquisition
About Meta
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(Colorado only*) Estimated salary of $177,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits
*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20)
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