Connectivity Technologies and Ecosystems Manager
(London, United Kingdom)
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.
Attempting to connect the world requires an alternative approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure. Through organizations like Telecom Infra Project (www.telecominfraproject.com) and through direct engagement with individual operators around the world, the team collaborates globally with the telecoms industry to identify and execute a range of connectivity programs. If you have passion for working with operators, ISPs and other industry stakeholders to drive innovative, cutting edge, cost efficient wireless and networking infrastructure projects that will deliver internet access to the unconnected while significantly scaling current networks – then this is a great role for you. As a Connectivity Technologies and Ecosystems Manager you will work closely with the Facebook Infrastructure team and TIP ecosystem members to develop telecom infrastructure in the areas of wireless access, backhaul, core networking, optical and satellite communication systems. In parallel, you will interface with industry leading partners, including hardware/software vendors and systems solution providers. Finally, you will work closely with network operators adopting the telecom infrastructure to understand how Facebook and its partner’s contributions can be of most impact to this diverse ecosystem. This position is full time and is based in London.
A technical expert who questions the status quo and uses their strategic vision for the connectivity technology landscape to shape TIP efforts across access, backhaul and core domains. Ultimately, they will enable these infrastructure solutions with the network operator community and drive deployments across the industry at large.
Define cutting edge telecom network deployment approaches and plan operator trials for SDN/NFV based infrastructure solutions that will help deliver on the vision for wider scale open telecom infrastructure adoption.
Advocate internally at Facebook, through Telecom Infrastructure Project (TIP), and the partner community at large on how to maximize opportunities to successfully deploy new telecom hardware and software contributions across the industry.
Manage the technical relationships with network operator and infrastructure partners to help reduce friction and remove obstacles facing telecom hardware/software contribution and market adoption.
Identify key telecom network use case requirements, compile common feature sets and software open API requests from operator partners to drive design parameters within Facebook programs and the technology vendor community.
Educate the Facebook Infrastructure team about how to contribute to TIP, share achievements and impact of contributions, and developments coming from partners.
Write white papers, blog posts to share with the broader community with the goal to introduce and help drive adoption of TIP infrastructure.
Stay abreast of developments in the telecom infrastructure space and share that knowledge with the wider infrastructure team.
Support the direction and expansion of the team, helping to scope future roles as the charter of the team grows. Competitive Salary including the following benefits apply:
Laundry Benefit Posted: March - 31 Closing date: April - 30
Previous experience (8+ years) as a R&D, solutions, sales engineer or technical marketing manager in one or more of the telecom infrastructure areas - wireless access, backhaul and core networking.
Firm understanding of mobile telecom infrastructure system architecture, network design principles, RF spectrum bands coupled with expertise deploying wireless networks.
Familiarity with evolution and recent development of cellular (2G/3G/4G/5G) and Wi-Fi (802.11n/ac/ax/ad/ay) wireless networks – leading technologies and industry developments, partners, typical development cycles, performance, current challenges and common software solutions.
Ability to understand network operator deployment scenarios such as different geographies and population densities, indoor/outdoor, range of ARPUs and uses cases such as fixed/mobile access, enterprise/public access to drive development of flexible, cost-effective and open infrastructure
Lead partners in the development of telecom hardware, protocol software, network management systems, edge content caching systems and applications critical for adoption of the complete solution.
Drive infrastructure hardware/software proof of concepts trials within Facebook and/or at partner labs ultimately leading to field trial evaluations prior to rapid commercial deployment.
Familiarity with internet user data usage patterns and application performance characterization.
BS or higher in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree/experience.
Excellent communication skills including experience speaking to technical and business audiences including the C-suite.
Willingness and ability to travel up to 25-50% of time.