Facebook-Software Engineering Director, Network Systems

Menlo Park, CA, United States

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 cover everything from our own programmable switch software (FBOSS) to our platform for modeling, automation, and monitoring of the entire network, to network-wide control systems, analytics, and planning/design tools. We are looking for a leader who will lead a small team that will be responsible for all the networking infrastructure that underpins FB AI workloads. This spans the design and operations of AI networking infra including the network switches and host side systems as well as forward-looking projects such as transport evolution. Specific experience developing distributed systems for ML environments is required. Exposure to systems software and end-to-end congestion control would be ideal. Awareness of interactions of hardware components like NIC, GPUs, and network switches would be preferred. 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.

Software Engineering Director, Network Systems Responsibilities

  • 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
  • Partner closely with Facebook AI infrastructure, Hardware, Datacenter, and Backbone network engineering teams and other software infrastructure teams
  • Manage a diverse team of software and network engineers and managers working to build, scale, deploy and support network systems for our global network infrastructure
  • Operate in a rapidly evolving environment, adapting quickly to new information and re-prioritizing as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • 10+ years experience managing a networking-related software engineering team
  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience
  • Experience in one of the following – Machine Learning, HPC workloads, RDMA, InfiniBand, transport protocols like TCP/IP
  • Knowledge of networking and distributed systems