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Facebook Network Engineer, Intern - PHD 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.


Facebook is looking for talented, highly motivated university students for our Network Engineering team. As a member of the team, you will work alongside experienced Backbone, Data Center, Production Engineers (Network) on a large-scale global network.This will be your network and it is constantly growing. Your primary function will be to ensure that the network and its related services are reliable, robust and can scale to meet the challenges that serving over a billion users presents. Automation and continuous improvement are the keys to meeting our demands; you will be responsible for developing and deploying network designs, automation systems and network performance improvements into our production network.Do you feel that you can do more than what your network's growth allows? Do you want to solve problems that can only be seen in large scale environments? Do you want to work on one of the most dynamic, fast-paced networks in the world? Do you want to develop innovative solutions to our challenges and ship them into production? Then this is the role for you!

Required Skills:

  1. Manage and maintain multi-vendor, multi-protocol datacenter and backbone networks

  2. Define, and develop optimized network monitoring and automation systems

  3. Partner alongside the best engineers in the industry on the coolest stuff around, the code and systems you work on will be in production and used by millions of users all around the world

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PHD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related technical discipline

  2. Experience with computer networks

  3. Basic proficiency in UNIX and TCP/IP network fundamentals

  4. Experience coding in at least one language, and willingness to learn additional languages based on project requirements (Python and C++ are all in heavy use)

  5. Willingness to learn new concepts around network design and management

  6. Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Knowledge of routing protocols such as BGP, and ISIS

  2. Intent to return to full-time degree program after completion of the internship

  3. Experience working cross-functionally

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.