Operations Integration (O.I.) Validation Engineer

Operations Integration (O.I.) Validation Engineer
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Fremont, CA
Our Data Centers are the foundation upon which our rapidly growing infrastructure efficiently operates, and our innovative services are delivered. Serving over a billion people and with more than fifty offices around the globe, a career at Facebook offers countless ways to make an impact in a fast-growing organization. Facebook is seeking an Operations Integration Validation Engineer to join our Data Center Operations team. The Operations Integration Validation Engineer is responsible for helping validate new data center hardware tooling & automation readiness for deployment at a mass scale. This candidate must possess excellent communication, leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills, plus strong operations management and analytical skills. This role will interact with individuals of all levels and requires an experienced, dedicated professional to effectively collaborate with internal stakeholders on the validation of infrastructure tooling support for the full life cycle of new Facebook designed hardware entering our Data Centers. The ideal candidate has either developed robust software test plans, or validation planning as a system engineer supporting server or network equipment in a data center environment. They will use those skills to develop test plans for operational integration of future compute, storage and networking products into the existing software tooling infrastructure. If you have a strong appetite for technology and enjoy working in small, agile, empowered teams solving complex problems within a high energy, oftentimes chaotic environment then this is the role for you.
Operations Integration (O.I.) Validation Engineer Responsibilities
  • Partner with cross functional development partners in HW Engineering and HW Technical Program Management to become conversant in the Facebook compute, storage and networking infrastructure road map
  • Partner with cross functional partners in Facebook’s Data Center Operations team to understand infrastructure deployment and operational requirements
  • Partner with Production Engineers, Validation Engineers, Automation Engineers, and Data Center Operations Engineers to build thorough test strategy and test plans for validating the software needed for Data Center Operations. Work with these teams to develop test plans based on the design specification, Data Center Operations requirements
  • Engage in larger cross functional programs, including requirements gathering, creating program plans and implementing pilot projects to support testing, systems integration or data center enhancements
  • and for the support of continuous automation testing of new hardware systems
  • Capturing Lessons for issues in Production and creating test cases to address gaps if any for future projects
  • 20% domestic and/or international travel required to FB Data Centers
Minimum Qualifications
  • BS or BA in a Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a technical field or equivalent years of relevant working experience
  • 5+ years of experience in system administration or engineering, software or hardware validation testing, or acceptance testing of compute, storage or networking equipment
  • Communications skills and demonstrated experience influencing cross functional teams
  • Interpersonal skills and solution-oriented skills
  • Technical aptitude demonstrated by familiarity with server and storage architecture and components, hardware troubleshooting and diagnosis experience, and/or hardware manufacturing
  • Experience working in a cross-cultural environment with remote teams
  • Advanced Python/C++ (object-oriented) and troubleshooting skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with developing for, or managing large-scale server installations
  • Experience with AI/ML hardware development and deployment at scale
  • Experience with Linux operating systems and utilities
  • Knowledge of out-of-band/lights-out server communication methods, such as IPMI and serial console
  • Proficiency with git or similar SCM tools
  • Experience with test-driven software development
  • Familiar with configuration management systems like Puppet or Chef
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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