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Facebook Infrastructure Network Engineer in Denver, Colorado


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


Facebook's datacenter footprint is constantly growing to adapt to the vast amount of new services we provide to people. This results in a dramatic scaling challenge that our engineers have to deal with on a daily basis. Not only do we need to build and evolve the physical infrastructure that connects myriads of servers together, but also ensure that the network is running smoothly and meets strict performance goals. And with the introduction of our own switching software and our networking products we have entered into a new era of unprecedented opportunities to re-think traditional networking and iterate quickly in an area that was previously very closed to innovation. Network Engineers at Facebook are hybrid software/network engineers who ensure that Facebook's network and related services run smoothly and have the capacity for future growth. Infrastructure Network Engineers are focused on Cooling, Space, Power, and Fiber, and how to scale those in the right combination to support the growing and evolving network requirements. This infrastructure needs to be supported by systems and tools that allow for accurate planning for both network growth as well as providing the signal needed to initiate expansion of the infrastructure sufficient time to build it. To be successful, an understanding of electrical, cooling, and fiber connectivity as it applies to networking gear is a requirement.

Required Skills:

  1. Write and review code, develop documentation, and capacity planning

  2. Together with your engineering team, you will share an on-call rotation and be an escalation contact for service incidents

  3. Architect, design, engineer and implement scalable physical and logical network infrastructure solutions

  4. Research, develop & deploy numerous technologies and network topologies in order to evolve and scale our networks

  5. Work closely with our hardware, software and sourcing teams to develop new optical solutions and influence the future of networking and its associated infrastructure

  6. Define and develop optimized network monitoring systems

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Engineering degree, or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience

  2. Experience coding in higher-level languages (e.g., Python, C++, Go, etc.)

  3. Experience learning software, frameworks and APIs

  4. Knowledge of the principles of electrical distribution, mechanical systems, or installation and support of fiber cable systems

  5. Knowledge of optical ethernet technologies and their evolution

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. BS or MS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering

  2. Expert knowledge of TCP/IP and IPv6

  3. 3+ years of experience in structured cabling and fiber optic infrastructure

  4. Understanding of electrical systems and their monitoring and controls

  5. Understanding of mechanical systems and their monitoring and controls

  6. Understanding of routing and switching - hardware design and knowledge of forwarding and data planes

  7. Understanding and execution of data modeling and system performance analytics

  8. Understanding of network hardware platforms and their specifications in the datacenter space

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at