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Meta Indoor Connectivity Solutions Engineer in Topeka, Kansas


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.


Meta Connectivity is constantly iterating to solve problems, co-develop solutions and deploy networks through direct engagement with the global telecoms industry, including network operators, network equipment vendors and communities such as the Telecom Infra Project (TIP). We are looking for a practical, system thinker and technical expert who respectfully questions the status quo to discover and implement high impact solutions. If you have passion for networks and want to work with network operators, industry partners, and internal teams to drive innovative, cost efficient solutions that accelerate the scaled deployment of a faster internet – then this is a great role for you.As an Indoor Wi-Fi Solutions Engineer, you will engage with Meta Connectivity engineering and product teammates as well as TIP OpenWiFi community members to design, develop, trial and deploy Wi-Fi solutions. In parallel, you will interface with industry leading partners including hardware/software vendors and system solution providers. Finally, you will work closely with network operators technical teams to understand how Meta and its partner’s contributions can be of most impact for indoor connectivity.

Required Skills:

  1. Develop use cases & requirements, architect, design, develop, and test solutions working closely with network operators, SaaS cloud providers, ODM hardware providers, application vendors (ISVs), system integrators (SIs), as well as internal engineering, product, and cross-functional teams.

  2. Support the Community Development of Open Indoor Systems that enable network operators to quickly adopt innovative, lowest total cost of ownership approaches for indoor connectivity.

  3. Work closely with and support network operators and infrastructure providers to plan and execute deployment projects from lab/field/market trials to scale deployments.

  4. Strong communication, interpersonal, and collaboration experience with both external partners (technical & non-technical) and internal cross-functional teams.

  5. Willingness to work within partner - vendor facilities, able to travel up to 10% time, and/or cross-time zone calls.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Experience working across technical domains and organizations to identify, describe and define end-to-end solutions and approaches

  2. Experience with network centric software architecture, data model, and API design & implementation

  3. Experience with Linux Foundation (LF) Networking/network operating systems

  4. Experience in one or more scripting languages such as Python, Bash, etc., and debugging scripting issues

  5. Experience with micro-services architectures for network management and automation systems

  6. Knowledge of core network, Access Network design and Edge Computing/Function Virtualization

  7. Experience with operator back office OSS systems including Inventory, Assurance and Service Activation

  8. Experience with release engineering, CI/CD tools, DevOps tools (Ansible, Jenkins, Docker, etc.), and automated testing of network software

  9. Firm understanding of mobile and in-building wireless network infrastructure and architectures

  10. Familiarity with the evolution and recent development of cellular and Wi-Fi wireless networking

  11. Experience with Wi-Fi back office systems including captive portals, network assist, authentication and redirection

  12. Experience understanding and describing network management and automation solutions for multiple deployment and operations scenarios including in-building/outdoor uses cases, fixed/mobile access, enterprise/public access

  13. Communication skills including experience talking to both technical and business audiences. Knowledge to collaborate with both external partners and internal cross-functional teams

  14. Understanding of business-related aspects of a solution, and proven to interact with business teams on technical & economic aspects of a solution

  15. 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.

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 accommodations-ext@fb.com.