Research Scientist, Connectivity Lab

(Menlo Park, CA)

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.

We believe connecting the world is one of the greatest challenges of our generation, and that everyone deserves access to the knowledge, tools and opportunities that come from being connected. That's why we, along with other tech companies, launched (, a global partnership to make the Internet available to the two thirds of the worlds population that doesn't have it. The Connectivity Lab team is looking for someone to design, simulate, model and test future novel communication technologies and solutions in the wireless and optical domains. The successful candidate will develop models, build and test hypotheses for novel mechanisms for transfer of data in full system solutions. The candidate will be adept at evaluating problems from a global level to the nanoscale, in a variety of domains that include, but are not limited to the communications systems themselves (including but not limited to weather, solar insolation, topological/terrain and scattering/absorption effects).


  • Work closely with our scientists and communications engineers to model and evaluate new models/data sets of communications based on propagation models/resource allocation.
  • Work closely with our communication platform engineers to model and evaluate system-level issues/optimizations and tie this to the communication technologies.
  • Work closely with our FSO/RF teams to design and/or specify new nano-, micro- or macro-fabricated components
  • Work closely with external and internal engineering groups to design and debug system-level issues.
  • Inventing new features for future products, develop requirements, and translate these into deployable products.
  • Change the landscape of the capabilities of mobile access.
  • Share results internally and externally through means of publications, presentations and blogposts

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Physics or a related technical, quantitative discipline with a minimum of 5 years of experience or MS in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a related technical discipline with a minimum of 3 years of experience or PhD in Electrical Engineer, Physics or a related technical discipline with 1 year of experience.
  • Knowledge of RF systems design or optical systems design is preferred, RF front end design experience is favorable. Alternatively or in addition to, knowledge of mechanical systems that can support RF or optical systems is preferred.
  • Experience with troubleshooting hardware systems, including RF and optical testing and test result preparation.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a research program
  • Experience with troubleshooting hardware systems, including RF and optical testing and test result preparation.

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