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Submarine Cable Systems Engineer

Location: London
Company: Facebook
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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's global network is built with cutting edge platforms and technologies and we are looking for a Submarine Cable Systems Engineer to join the backbone Optical Network Engineering team. This team is responsible for designing, building, and operating the world's largest Optical network. In this role, you will have a unique opportunity to shape the future of how we design the optical network at Scale making use of the latest technologies across the global subsea network.
Required Skills:
- Work with various teams to understand FB's network, user base, performance constraints and growth requirements
- Provide system engineering support for new and ongoing submarine cable projects including drafting of tender specifications pertaining to cable design, SLTE design and performance, back-haul strategy and design, and system testing and acceptance.
- Work with a variety of co-build partners to lead working group activities to ensure high quality on-time delivery of engineering solutions by system suppliers.
- Conduct detailed reviews of technical contract specifications and deliverables covering the many multidisciplinary aspects of submarine cable engineering
Minimum Qualifications:
- BA/BS or equivalent in technical related field
- At least 4 years of submarine cable engineering experience.
- Technical knowledge of submarine system design including electrical, optical, and mechanical aspects of cable design coupled with an understanding of the overall system functionality and performance
- Experience in submarine cable construction and consortium activities.
- Experience working with turnkey submarine system vendors, terminal equipment vendors
- Ability to negotiate technical elements of contracts. Must be analytical and results focused.
- Willing to travel globally and undertake short-term business trips as required.
Industry: Internet
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