Software Engineer, Telecom Infrastructure

(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.

Facebook is seeking maverick software engineers to help connect as many of the 4 billion unconnected via wireless / mobile access as possible. This is not going to happen via the “traditional” telecom paradigm, and we are specifically looking for talented software generalists willing to apply their superpowers to upgrading legacy telecom infrastructure, enabling Carriers to aggressively and profitably expand into rural and other underserved areas.

TIP will explore new approaches and technologies across three initial focus areas: access, backhaul, and core and management. The project groups within these areas will leverage the unique engineering and operational expertise of each member, and they will focus on developing new technologies and exploring new approaches to deployment in both developed and emerging markets. In the near term, TIP’s work will focus primarily on disaggregating the hardware and software layers in the traditional network stack and recombining those elements in ways that enable significant efficiency gains in urban and rural deployments. TIP will also collaborate on the acceleration of technologies like 5G and the development of new technologies that will pave the way for better connectivity and richer services.

Telecom software experience is nice, but definitely not required. If you’re an extraordinarily gifted software engineer and believe that everyone in the world should be able to make a phone call, then we’d like to talk to you.

Related links:

http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2016/02/introducing-the-telecom-infra-project/

http://telecominfraproject.com/

Responsibilities

  • Oversight and detailed software development for solutions to satisfy in-house objectives
  • 3rd Party software integration and associated vendor interaction
  • Assistance with office, lab and field (domestic and international) field trials

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. in a technical discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Engineering degree preferred.
  • Java, Python (or equivalent), C++, X/HTML / UI
  • Open source implementations
  • Cloud, distributed and local architectures
  • Domestic and international travel (especially to rural areas)
  • Passion for connecting the unconnected

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