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Software Engineering Manager, Network Systems
Menlo Park, CA, US
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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.
The Facebook Network Systems Team is part of the overall Facebook Infrastructure organization and develops software for our entire network. We cover our ever-growing data centers, the global backbone that connects all our locations, and our edge points-of-presence. Our software stacks covers everything from our own programmable switch software (FBOSS) to our platform for modelling, automation, and monitoring of the entire network, to network-wide control systems, analytics, and planning/design tools. We are looking for a manager who will lead the group developing planning/design tools and network analytics, working in conjunction with our control systems. Specific experience in developing network-wide software or distributed systems is required. Generally, we embrace entrepreneurs as well as those who come from more established organizations. Software Engineering Managers are clearly characterized by progressive technical experience and demonstrated progression in management responsibility. You have also kept your coding skills sharp and bring an unwavering passion for managing the dynamics of a fast-paced environment.
Be a highly technical manager with deep experience in networking, systems, and software
Hold your own in technical discussions, be a subject matter expert, and have strategic influence
Help define and drive regular development of an aggressive technical roadmap to meet the needs of the team, and partner teams
Operate in a rapidly evolving environment, adapting quickly to new information and re-prioritizing as needed
Manage engineers working to build, scale, deploy and support network systems for our global network infrastructure
Partner closely with Facebook datacenter, backbone, and edge network engineering teams and other software infrastructure teams
Be an effective people manager
Help engineers develop their careers, assigning them to projects tailored to their skill levels, long-term skill development, personalities, and work styles
Assess employee performance frequently, address under-performance, and recognize and promote excellent performance
Work closely with dedicated recruiting staff to expand the team, including sourcing candidates, interviewing candidates, participating in conferences/events, and onboarding new employees
Communicate cross-functionally and drive engineering efforts
2+ years experience managing a networking-related software engineering team
Knowledge of networking and distributed systems
Experience in network-wide analytics/design tools and/or control systems (SDN) for large-scale networks
BS or MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience
Demonstrated ability to recruit and manage technical teams, including performance management and managing engineers.
Knowledge of networking fundamentals
Communications skills and detail-oriented
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