Network Engineer, Deployment and Support

(Clonee, Ireland)

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share, and make the world more open and connected. Through our growing family of apps and services, we’re building a different kind of company that helps billions of people around the world connect and share what matters most to them. 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 make the world more open and accessible. Connecting the world takes every one of us—and we’re just getting started.

Facebook is looking for a Network Engineer to join the Edge and Network Services team. This team is responsible for deploying and supporting one of the world’s largest and complex networks. As a member of this team, you will have a unique opportunity to be involved in all aspects of networking at Facebook. This position is full-time and based in our Clonee, Ireland Datacenter


  • Deploy and support our global production and corporate network including edge, backbone, datacenter, campus, and content delivery network (CDN) infrastructure
  • Work cross functionally with project management and network engineering to generate implementation plans including Method of Procedure (MOP) and Bill of Materials (BOM)
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance during deployment activities in our datacenters and POPs, including in the areas of facility power, cooling, rack layout and cable management
  • Perform fault isolation and trouble resolution on network hardware, software, and circuits
  • Schedule and perform network maintenance including repairs, upgrades, and migrations
  • Maintain asset database for installed network gear and work with Logistics on vendor RMAs
  • Maintain technical and training documentation, develop automation and tooling as needed
  • Participate in on call activities and follow escalation process to support the infrastructure 24/7

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 6 years of IP networking experience with designing, deploying, and supporting large-scale service provider, datacenter, and/or enterprise network infrastructure
  • Competence in configuring and troubleshooting IP routing/switching technologies and protocols including TCP/IP, BGP, ISIS, OSPF, MPLS, RSVP, and VRRP in a dual-stack IPv4/6 environment
  • Working knowledge of fiber-optic communications technology including CWDM and DWDM
  • Hands on experience with enterprise and carrier class routing, switching, and optical transport platforms. Experience working in a multi-vendor network environment preferred
  • Solid understanding of data center design and operational best practices. Experience with field-based work in Collocation Facilities, Internet Exchanges, or Central Offices a plus
  • Strong familiarity with Linux OS/networking. Scripting experience with Python or Perl preferred
  • Ability to analyze complex situations and utilize creative problem solving abilities under pressure
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced global team environment with limited supervision
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent time and project management skills
  • Network certifications such as CCNP or JNCIP preferred, Expert level certifications a plus
  • 10% to 30% of travel required

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