Optical Deployment Engineer

Facebook | Menlo Park, CA

Posted Date 12/20/2018
Description Facebook is looking for an Optical Deployment Engineer 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 Facebook. 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.


  • 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 NORAM.

  • Create and maintain Engineering Design Packages for 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 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.


  • 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 in POPs, carrier hotels, data centers and Central Office environments.

  • Experience with optical test equipment and optical troubleshooting experience using OTDR, OSA, BERT and optical power meters.

  • Technical knowledge of various regional Data Center electrical and cooling configurations, IEC, NEMA standards, AC/DC power, power redundancy scenarios.

  • 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 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.


  • Ability to work in fast-paced and dynamic environments with limited supervision.

Job Category
Developer, Engineer

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