Director of Network Engineering

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.

We are looking for a talented, highly motivated leader for our Enterprise Networking Engineering team. As Facebook production network is one of the largest and most innovative networks in the world, we are looking for someone that can bring that level of innovation and automation to our corporate network, a very fast growing and highly diverse environment with wide variety of challenges ranging from locality to a highly mobile workforce or to an ever-increasing number of IoTs. Engineers on the team have backgrounds in network engineering, systems engineering and software development. They work alongside software engineers and network engineers to build and support provisioning systems, configuration management systems, and tools to maintain and operate our global network efficiently. Managing this team requires a unique skill set over a broad range of technologies in both the server and network fields, and a focus on growing and developing a highly skilled team. Creativity and adaptability are a must as you help drive towards the next evolution of network management. At Facebook, we look for deeply technical managers who are equally passionate for building high impact teams. If the thought of bringing innovation to one of the fastest growing corporate network in the world excites you, then this is the role for you!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Be a highly technical Director with deep experience in networking, systems, and software
    • Delivery of the entire corporate network for 160+ offices worldwide. The network has one of the largest mobile populations and is a highly diverse and complex, fast moving environment
    • Hold your own in technical discussions, be a subject matter expert, and have strategic influence
    • Help define and drive regular development of an aggressive technical roadmap to meet the needs of the team, and partner teams
    • Operate in a rapidly evolving environment, adapting quickly to new information and re-prioritizing as needed
    • Manage engineers and managers working to build, scale, deploy and support network systems for our global network infrastructure
    • Partner closely with Facebook infrastructure network engineering teams and other software infrastructure teams
    • Influence decision making of overall network investments through exceptional communication and presentation skills
    • Follows current trends, their impact on business strategies, and their implications for creating sustainable network development models
    • Ability to travel internationally
  • Be an effective people manager
    • Help engineers and managers develop their careers, assigning them to projects tailored to their skill levels, long-term skill development, personalities, and work styles
    • Assess employee performance frequently, address under-performance, and recognize and promote excellent performance
    • Work closely with dedicated recruiting staff to expand the team, including sourcing candidates, interviewing candidates, participating in conferences/events, and onboarding new employees
    • Communicate cross-functionally and drive engineering efforts
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • 10+ years experience managing a networking or distributed engineering team
  • Knowledge of networking and distributed systems
  • Experience in network-wide analytics/design tools and/or control systems (SDN) for large-scale networks
  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience
  • Experience recruiting and managing technical teams, including performance management and managing engineers
  • Knowledge of networking fundamentals
  • Interpersonal and communications experience
Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com .


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