Optical Deployment Engineer (Subsea & Metro)

Optical Deployment Engineer (Subsea & Metro)
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Meta is looking for an Optical Deployment Engineer (Subsea & Metro) who will be responsible for the deployment and support of one of the world’s largest and most complex networks. As a member of this team, you will have a unique opportunity to be involved in projects related to implementation & scaling of the optical network at Meta. The ideal candidate is an engineer who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and constantly evolving network. A quick learner, proactive, and highly motivated engineer that is not afraid to challenge the status quo, with a creative mind to find solutions and workarounds for day-to-day problems. As an Optical Deployment Engineer, she/he is not afraid to propose new ideas, gather constructive feedback from others, and push forward to make these ideas a reality.
Optical Deployment Engineer (Subsea & Metro) Responsibilities
  • Deploy, configure, and support a large-scale production optical network that spans ULH terrestrial, regional metros and subsea networks, interconnecting data centers and Point of Presence (POP) sites across EMEA.)
  • Create and maintain Engineering Design Packages for Subsea, metro, regional and long-haul DWDM rings/systems.
  • Generate implementation plans and provide technical leadership and guidance during deployment activities.
  • Collaborate with vendors/manufacturers to evaluate new hardware/software and create optical standards for network deployment teams.
  • Reviewing Acceptance Documents provided by vendors and subcontractors deploying equipment on our network.
  • Provide technical expertise to network provisioning engineers for troubleshooting out-of-service or faulty circuits.
  • Plan, schedule and perform network maintenance, repair and upgrade tasks as needed.
  • Work closely with Network Engineering, Logistics and equipment vendors & fibre providers to ensure seamless introduction of new optical technologies into the production network.
  • Proactively contribute to documentation, automation and processes as they evolve.
  • 10% of travel required.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience deploying optical networks.
  • Experience with optical network design, installation and maintenance for service providers or enterprise networks.
  • Knowledge of optical theory, transport technologies and the operation of optical transport systems.
  • Experience with field-based work on Subsea Deployments, POPs, carrier hotels, data centers and Central Office environments.
  • Experience with optical test equipment and optical troubleshooting experience using C-OTDR, OTDR, OSA, BERT and optical power meters.
  • Technical knowledge of various regional Subsea Technologies including modulation, subsea amplification, power feeding equipment etc..
  • Experience creating rack elevations and other planned/install/as-built documentation
  • Experience analyzing situations, utilize systems, tools and troubleshooting experience to resolve technical issues.
  • Knowledge of Cable Landing Station & Data Center design and operational best practices.
  • Communication experience with experience coordinating tasks with carriers remotely
  • Time management and organization experience
  • Experience working in a global team environment.
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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