Network Hardware Engineer, Intern

(Menlo Park, CA)

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.

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. Facebook is seeking a Network Hardware Engineer, Intern to join our Release to Production Engineering team. Come learn about our cutting edge power and hardware architecture, which has one of the most efficient infrastructures in the industry. Our servers and datacenters are the foundation upon which our rapidly scaling infrastructure efficiently operates and upon which our innovative services are delivered. Our Facebook network product must be well designed using cutting edge technologies, reliable, efficient, easy to maintain, and inexpensive.

Responsibilities

  • Characterization of optical interconnect systems and components for data center use
  • Read, interpret and apply technical information pertaining to datasheets, operational documents and specifications for optical interconnects used in the data center
  • Interface with hardware, mechanical, power, thermal and software engineers to understand system architecture.
  • Drive hardware optimizations by creating hardware, thermal, and mechanical test plans for network hardware
  • Execute tests according to plan, while keeping a through procedural record and data log
  • Create automated test infrastructure, through the use of scripted languages and remotely controlled test equipment
  • Develop and publish test reports and communicate findings to team members.
  • Diagnose and root cause component failures

Minimum Qualifications

  • Pursuing a degree in optics, electrical engineering, or related field
  • Troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Communications skills
  • Familiar with lab equipment, oscilloscopes, high speed probes, logic analyzers, power meters, data acquisition systems, air flow chambers
  • Experience in test software such as Python and/or LabView
  • Ability to obtain and maintain work authorization in the United States in 2018

Preferred Qualifications

  • Pursuing a doctoral degree optics, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or related field
  • Knowledge or research experience in optical technologies such as CWDM, WDM, DWDM, etc.
  • Knowledge or research experience in optical modulation such as NRZ, PAM4 and QPSK.
  • Knowledge in product characterization for 100Gb/s and beyond data rate
  • Hands-on experience for laboratory test equipments such as DCA, OTDR, High speed BERT, Spectrum analyzer, TLS, multi-meter, power supply, ONT, OE converter, Optical switch etc.

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