Network Planning Engineer

Network Planning Engineer
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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 Network Planning Engineer to join our Backbone planning team to build the planning systems to support the expansion of our global network. This is an ideal role for people that want to work on a purpose-built and ever expanding network that touches and changes the lives of billions for the better every day.
Network Planning Engineer Responsibilities
  • Own mission critical network planning systems and services such as short term and long term planning systems for Facebook's global backbone network
  • Partner with network planners to develop automation for planning the global network infrastructure
  • Design, develop, document, test, deploy and maintain large production services for planning systems at scale
  • Build dashboards, perform what-if analysis, and A|B tests to provide key insights on our hyper-growth network
  • Write and review code, develop documentation and network capacity plans, and debug the challenging problems, on some of the largest and most complex systems in the world
Minimum Qualifications
  • BS/BA degree in a technical field (e.g. Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics)
  • 3+ years of coding experience in at least one programming language (e.g. PHP, Python, C++, or Java), and rapidly learning new development languages
  • 3+ years of experience in building software components and services for reliable and high performance production systems
  • Experience learning and using new software, frameworks and APIs
Preferred Qualifications
  • Graduate work experience or MS in Computer Science
  • Experience building network planning systems for IP and Optical networks
  • Experience working on large scale distributed systems and improving system performance and reliability
  • Experience in Linux systems and TCP/IP network fundamentals (e.g. TCP, IP, IPV6, BGP)
  • Understanding of network infrastructure (e.g. routing and switching)
About the Facebook company
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.
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