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Facebook Network Production Engineer in Helena, Montana


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 looking for a Network Production Engineer with experience in networking, systems, tooling, and automation to join the Network Infra team. This team is responsible for deploying and supporting one of the world’s largest, most complex, and robust networks. Automation is the key to meeting our demands, and in this role you will be responsible for conceiving, developing and launching tools to support network deployment, as well as maintaining and scaling of Facebook’s global network. You'll work alongside the best engineers in the industry to develop the code and systems used in production to manage one of the largest networks in the world and support the billions of people using our applications globally!

Required Skills:

  1. Conceptualize, build, and maintain tools to support network deployment and operations.

  2. Develop operational process improvements and implement them in scalable, automated workflows to enhance operational efficiency.

  3. Design and develop provisioning solutions that scale across a variety of hardware platforms of network equipment.

  4. Lead enhancements of automation for continuous integration, release, and configuration management across our global backbone and edge networks.

  5. Perform deep dives on complex technical issues across networks, ranging from automated tooling to hardware failures and network issues.

  6. Participate in an oncall rotation with the rest of the Provisioning and test automation team.

  7. Proactively find gaps that impact multiple teams, come up with the execution plan and drive the project and influence other teams to reach there.

  8. Help increase operational efficiency between peers and cross-functional teams by identifying roadblocks, designing and delivering automation solutions, and driving change.

  9. Contribute to team growth and development through peer mentorship.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. BS degree in an engineering or technical field (e.g. Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or Physics).

  2. 5+ years of experience building software for network infrastructure.

  3. 5+ years of coding experience in at least one programming language (e.g. GO, Python, C++, or Java), and rapidly learning new development languages.

  4. 5+ years of experience developing software on operating systems such as Linux.

  5. 2+ years of experience developing and understanding network device configurations for at least one network vendor (e.g. Arista, Juniper, Cisco, Brocade, Ciena, Infinera, Nokia, etc.).

  6. Experience developing automation tools for network operations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. MS or Graduate work experience in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related technical discipline.

  2. Demonstrated knowledge of TCP, IPv4/6, Routing Protocols (one or more of BGP, MPLS, ISIS, or similar), and related network services (e.g. DHCP and DNS).

  3. Additional experience in developing automation tools for network operations such as provisioning (e.g. ZTP), deployments, monitoring, remediation, software push systems in a DevOps environment.

  4. Experience with developing distributed systems and operating them at scale.

  5. Experience with software and network debugging, profiling, and instrumentation techniques.

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: 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