Production Network Manager, Backbone Engineering

    • 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 global network, comprised of cutting-edge platforms, is looking for a Network Engineering Manager to join the Backbone and Edge Engineering team focused on our Software Defined Express Backbone Network. This team is responsible for designing, implementing and supporting one of the world's largest and most cutting edge networks. In this role, you will work closely with other engineers with a wide variety of deep technical expertise in software, systems, IP, and Optical networking to drive forward innovation and expansion of our network.

  • Be a highly technical manager
  • Hold your own in technical discussions, be a subject matter expert, and have strategic influence
  • Help define and drive regular development of the 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 working to design, build, scale, deploy, and support networks and systems for our Express Backbone network infrastructure
  • Partner closely with Facebook backbone, edge, data center, and hardware network engineering teams and other software infrastructure teams
  • Be an effective people manager
  • Help engineers 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
  • Experience managing a networking-related software engineering team
  • Knowledge of networking and distributed systems
  • Experience in network management systems 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
Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.


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