Electronics Hardware Technician

Facebook | Menlo Park, CA

Posted Date 12/14/2018
Description Facebook is looking for a Hardware Technician to support the development of our novel communications technologies. In this role, you will use your experience as an electronics/RF technician to work side by side with the design engineers, developing proof of concept hardware in the lab, troubleshooting problems as they arise, evolving these designs into robust solutions for field testing, and delivering scalable systems that can be transitioned to our partners in the telecom industry. We are looking for a Technician who enjoys challenges and can prioritize based on shifting workloads and team demands in a dynamic environment. This position is based in Menlo Park, CA.


  • Participate in all aspects of the prototyping, integration, and productization process, including quality and safety

  • Use your fabrication and assembly skills to support delivering first of a kind RF & Digital System, including mechanical assembly, PCB inspection and rework, cable harness fabrication, electrical bring-up, system test, field test, site deployment, and documentation

  • Use your surgical/hacking skills at the soldering stations to blue wire, change ICs, add RF launches, change 0201/0402 components and perform rapid prototyping

  • Review procedures with the engineers prior to performing them, proactively identify issues, and suggest solution

  • Support system performance/characterization testing by following established test procedures which may include vibration, thermal, environmental, regulatory scans, antenna pattern measurements

  • Support the standup and operation of a lab space, including maintaining Tool Control, ESD, and FOD standards in work areas

  • Assembly/disassembly of often complicated test assemblies following procedures and build checklists

  • Independently resolve routine questions and problems


  • BSEE/Technical training equivalent to an Associate's Degree and 4+ years of experience as an electronics technician

  • Experience with Cellular/Wi-Fi based technologies & associated testing parameters

  • The technical experience in tackling new technical and engineering designs

  • The technical knowledge to execute test plans

  • Experience in troubleshooting and bringing up new hardware and independently resolving issues that are gating the functionality of that hardware

  • Knowledge of electrical and RF test equipment, including spectrum analyzers, signal generators, oscilloscopes, DMM/DVM, VNAs, etc.

  • Knowledge of RF components, including amplifier and switch testing, antennas and antenna-related components

  • Knowledge of Power components (LDOs, Switchers), oscillators, etc.

  • Knowledge of basic electronics theory, circuit design, troubleshooting, and repair

  • Customer service experience in interfacing with cross-functional teams across the organization


  • Knowledge of the installation, integration, and commissioning of wireless communications equipment, including 2G/3G/LTE base stations, cell site passive equipment, and related electronic equipment and systems

  • Familiarity with FCC Rules and Regulations

  • Understanding of solar power systems including charge controller, battery subsystem, etc.

  • Experience supporting remote sites and/or customer installations

  • Experience troubleshooting antenna systems from transmitter to antenna

  • Experience with radio access networks (RAN) and optical/microwave/satellite

  • Certifications in crane or forklift operation

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