Engineering Technical Lead, Data Center Connectivity

(Menlo Park, CA)

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Facebook is seeking an experienced Engineering Technical Lead to join our Data Center Connectivity (DCC) team. Our data centers are the foundation upon which our rapidly growing infrastructure efficiently operates and our innovative services are delivered. The DCC Engineering Technical Lead will provide leadership and oversight to teams responsible for structured cabling design and associated new product & new process introduction. The successful candidate will create industry-leading vision and strategy, and will partner closely with our network and hardware engineering teams to drive rapid, high quality builds employing state-of-the-art hardware. The Engineering Lead is responsible for scaling our design and new product introduction teams and processes, developing technical and management talent, assuring adoption of high impact products and processes, and delivering the right designs to enable Facebook's growth. This position is full-time and is based in our headquarters in Menlo Park, CA.


  • Lead the Data Center Connectivity teams responsible for structured cabling design, including new builds, retrofits, and leased-space fit-outs, new product introduction and new process introduction.
  • Build a high performing engineering team, with emphasis on mentoring and developing engineering leaders and individual contributors within DCC and across the Infra Data Center organization
  • Provide leadership to effectively collaborate with and influence organizations that connect with DCC, including network and hardware engineering groups, construction teams, and sourcing teams. Establish crisp hand-offs between teams.
  • Develop and drive strong cross-functional communications between the DCC engineering, field, and leadership teams
  • Deliver cabling designs, product introductions, and process improvements that assure complex data center build and retrofit projects are executed on time and in budget
  • Consistently deliver cost-effective infrastructure that leads the industry in quality, performance, and functionality
  • With software tooling and adjacent teams, deliver streamlined processes that scale engineering and operations within DCC and across Infrastructure
  • Operationalize and innovate structured cabling design processes, assuring transparent delivery of designs meeting or exceeding quality, reliability, cost, schedule, and scalability targets
  • Work with vendors and cross-functionally within Facebook Infrastructure to assure successful product introductions, from validation of new products to support and training of field teams and rapid, effective follow-up on RMAs
  • Support Facebook initiatives to drive industry directions and standards, to deliver the best infrastructure in the industry
  • Develop and communicate a documented engineering roadmap, goals, and objectives. Drive best practices through crisp processes, documentation, and training materials.
  • With Infrastructure leadership, establish Key Performance Indicators and engineering performance targets for builds as well as sustaining operations. Consistently deliver to these targets.
  • Highlight opportunities for significant engineering improvements and lead high impact, cross-functional initiatives with measurable results
  • Identify and respond to high-priority issues rapidly and effectively
  • Travel approximately 25% to support field installations, evaluate new products and processes, and drive industry standards

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent is required.
  • 15+ years professional experience in a leadership role is required
  • Engineering track record is required, from design through delivery of new products or services
  • Ability to effectively engage, influence, and lead stakeholders is required
  • Must have a track record of problem solving, thinking strategically and executing tactically
  • Must be experienced in engineering management, team building, and leadership development
  • Must have problem solving skills, be effective in a fast paced, hands-on work environment, and have a track record of leading large projects
  • Experience with fiber optic cabling, optics, & network hardware
  • Experience with data centers, structured cabling, and construction

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced Engineering degree

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