Network Modeling Scientist Intern (PhD)

The Hardware Network Engineering team is looking for a Network Data and Simulation Scientist to develop modeling, simulation, and emulation platform for Facebook's global network comprised of cutting-edge switches and routers. This team is responsible for the design, implementation and support of one of the world's largest networks. As a Network Modeling Scientist, you will have a unique opportunity to shape the future networks of Facebook by providing the technical requirements and steering the industry and ecosystem.


  • Data driven prediction and optimization of network capacity based on FB specific services and their organic and disruptive growth dimensions
  • Identification and recommendation of HW component requirements and alignment of HW technologies to FB growth
  • Identification and data driven contextualization and quantification of disruptive trends in Infra
  • Development of tools, algorithms, and modeling platforms to enable service allocation, growth, and network scenario planning
  • Evaluation of the impact of potential future hardware decisions
  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD degree in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, or related field with strong math background
  • 3+ years of experience with large scale network modeling and simulation
  • Experience with network data acquisition and interpretation
  • Proven track record of an independently run project in the relevant fields
  • Proficiency in software programming including Python and/or modern C++
  • Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment
  • Extensive experience with statistical models and stochastic processes preferred
  • Experience with parallel programming and HPC like environments is a plus
  • Hands on and intellectual capacity to not only mine and obtain data, but also interpret it, process it for future use, present it to others coherently, and use it to forecast future trends
  • Hands on ability to define and develop predictive models and the scope for them
  • Hands on ability to devise experiments involving servers and switches
  • Validation of models against actual and observed data and calibration of model
  • Strength in mathematics, modeling, simulation, and data derivation, analysis, and consumption
  • Objective and data driven mind, rooted in fundamentals
  • Extensive experience synthesizing large datasets to draw conclusions
  • Ability to understand and abstract FB services, their network traffic profile, demand, and growth dimensions
  • Strength in network not strictly required but familiarity is preferred
  • Ability - based on the data - to initiate projects, land projects and change the necessary eco-system
  • Intent to return to full-time degree program after completion of the internship
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