Sourcing Operations Technical Strategist - Optical Interconnects

Facebook | Menlo Park, CA

Posted Date 8/11/2018
Description Facebook’s Sourcing and Operations Engineering team is looking for someone to help them shape the supply ecosystem in the optical industry. The SOE team is responsible for developing sources of supply and creating a robust supply ecosystem for Facebook’s worldwide infrastructure. For products that are not commodities, this involves pulling technology through the supply chain. This can involve developing specifications with the engineering team, partnering with suppliers, and collaborating to build a robust supply ecosystem. As a Technology Strategist, you will have a unique opportunity to shape the future intra-data center links to accommodate our explosive growth as well as internal product requirements. This position is full-time and located in our Menlo Park office. Obtain and maintain work authorization in the US before employment in 2019.


  • Develop Facebook’s technology roadmap for optical intra-data center connections

  • Work with various teams to understand FB's network, user base, performance constraints and growth requirements

  • Work with cross-functional teams to devise strategies on infrastructure and network interconnects within our data centers

  • Evaluate future deployment solutions and shape the industry and vendor requirements/road-maps to support

  • Collaborate with the potential ODM/OEM’s as partner to enable the supply chain


  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics or related fields with emphasis on Photonics

  • Knowledge of the optical transceiver business: key players, financial metrics, key drivers

  • Experience in negotiations and executive level interactions

  • Working knowledge of industry standards such as IEEE and OIF


  • Ability to use influence to drive to successful outcome

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