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Facebook Data Center Facilities Engineering, Systems Engineer in Fremont, California


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.


Our Data Centers are the foundation upon which our rapidly scaling infrastructure efficiently operates to deliver our innovative services. Facebook is looking for talented, highly motivated engineers for our Facilities Engineering team. As a member of the team, you will work alongside experienced Systems, Network, and Controls engineers to scale our services as Facebook grows. Your primary function will be to ensure that our core infrastructure systems, the systems our Data Centers depend on to do their day to day activities, are reliable, robust and can meet the challenges the business demands.

Required Skills:

  1. Work on a team of highly technical and talented Windows engineers chartered with maintaining the global virtual desktop infrastructure for our Data Centers.

  2. Support day-to-day operations and escalations of the overall virtual desktop environment and network.

  3. Improve and optimize system administration and management with coding and automation.

  4. Troubleshoot firewall issues and modifying access control lists.

  5. Understand metrics for measuring success and performance of services to ensure service performance, scalability, stability and security for both existing and new service deployments.

  6. Contribute to meeting KPIs and SLAs through management of task queues.

  7. Support large-scale global disaster recovery exercises while working closely with other infrastructure, production and business teams at Facebook.

  8. Bias to action around communication

  9. self-motivated to socialize ideas, and communicate idea/progress/concerns, up, out, and across the organization.

  10. Provide QA/QC support of newly deployed infrastructure.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 5+ years of experience in Windows OS and core infrastructure support including: Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, NTP, SMTP, IIS, .NET, and Remote Desktop infrastructure.

  2. 1+ years experience working with TCP, IPv4/IPv6, subnetting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. 3+ years of experience in managing virtual desktop environments (VMware, Hyper-V, AWS, etc.).

  2. 3+ years of scripting experience in PowerShell or Python.

  3. Understanding of server hardware and sizing, hypervisor technologies (preferably VMware), and cross-platform integrations (i.e. heterogeneous operating system support).

  4. Experience working in a Linux/UNIX environment.

  5. Experience and demonstrated talent in avoiding or minimizing business impact despite existing technical challenges.

  6. 3+ years of experience with networking principals, firewalls, and load balancers.

  7. 3+ years of experience managing geographically dispersed infrastructure and DR environments.

  8. 3+ years of experience in configuration management (Chef, Puppet, SCCM).

  9. Experience with controls system communications protocols, e.g. BacNet, Modbus, SNMP, OPC.

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