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Meta Network Production Engineer - Backbone in Seattle, Washington


You will be joining the team that is responsible for the end-to-end health (performance and reliability) of Meta's backbone networks. You will build tools and use automation to efficiently scale how we mitigate real-time impact to the network, identify and investigate long-term trends into performance and risks in our backbone, and drive innovative solutions to monitor and improve Meta's current and future backbone network products.Our backbones continue to rapidly expand globally, driven most recently through the network demands that our AGI journey brings. We support both our "Classic Backbone", that transports traffic destined to people using Meta's products, and our "Express Backbone", that handles machine to machine traffic between our Data Centers.Engineers that typically thrive in this role are hybrid software and network engineers who are curious about how systems work, how they fail, and how we can increase their reliability. You have the opportunity to dig into interesting challenges in the networking and software domains, at a scale that offers new challenges on a daily basis.

Required Skills:

Network Production Engineer - Backbone Responsibilities:

  1. Write and review code, develop documentation and capacity plans, and debug the hardest problems, live, on some of the largest and most complex networks and systems in the world

  2. Participate in a weekly on-call rotation and be an escalation contact for service incidents

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

  4. Manage and maintain multi-vendor, multi-protocol backbone and edge networks

  5. Analyze data to diagnose and identify root causes to network issues

  6. Define, develop, and optimize automated network monitoring systems to mitigate and remediate network events

  7. Proactively identify gaps across our systems and own the resolution

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience. Degree must be completed prior to joining Meta.

  2. 4+ years experience coding in higher-level languages (e.g., Python, C++, Go, etc.)

  3. 2+ years experience in one or more of BGP, MPLS, ISIS or similar routing protocols - knowledge in typical configurations and performance tuning

  4. 2+ years experience understanding and mitigating network hardware and topology failures

  5. Experience in configuration and maintenance of network devices and NMS systems, or applications such as web servers, load balancers, relational databases, storage systems and messaging systems

  6. Experience learning software, frameworks and APIs

  7. Experience developing and understanding network device configuration for at least one vendor (Juniper, Cisco, Arista, Brocade, etc.)

  8. Knowledge in routing and switching - hardware design and knowledge of forwarding and data planes

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Network Engineering

  2. Expert knowledge of TCP/IP and IPv6

  3. Experience operating and designing SDN-based backbone networks

  4. Experience working in a multi-vendor network environment

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

  6. Experience with automation frameworks and tools such as Ansible, Puppet, or Chef

Public Compensation:

$105,000/year to $173,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity:

Meta is proud to be an Equal Employment 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. Meta participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law. Please note that Meta may leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in connection with applications for employment.

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