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Facebook Cellular Standards Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts


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.


We are looking for a Cellular Standards Engineer with experience in system design and global standardization, with a focus on the end-to-end support of certain QoS for specific use cases/services, system architecture, 4G/5G radio access and core network protocols.The Cellular Standards Engineer will work in an exciting environment with a team of domain experts, and will have frequent interaction with them across the company and across the wireless industry.

Required Skills:

  1. Design and standardization of 5G features at the system level, incorporating the technical aspects of 3GPP SA1/2/4 and RAN1/2/4

  2. Participate in team design activities, introduction of the features, analyzing issues related to the latest 4G/5G features, and working on innovative solutions to the identified problems

  3. Develop technical contributions based on those designs, give high-quality presentations at 3GPP to obtain industry consensus and support, and proactively promote Facebook’s technologies and interests

  4. Attend the 3GPP SA/RAN working group meetings, and conduct efficient debriefing across the teams

  5. When allowed/required, travel frequently for week-long meetings (on average 6 to 8 meetings per year, in Europe, North America, and Asia, are expected). Attendance to other industry groups may also be required

  6. Operate in collaboration with different business units within the company, including research projects and product groups

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 10+ years of relevant work experience in wireless communication systems

  2. Experience in 3GPP standardization on SA and RAN WGs

  3. Experience in the design of wireless communications systems

  4. Track record of technical contributions, and IPR generations

  5. Experience in pre- or post-standardization activities, e.g., assessing the feasibility of realizing use cases/service scenarios or solving interoperability/compatibility issues with product development and deployment groups, and cellular operators

  6. Experience working independently

  7. Experience leading 3GPP standardization

  8. BS in Electrical Engineering or related field or equivalent work experience in lieu of a degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in signal processing principles in radio access and media handling, i.e., on the operation of cellular modems, audiovisual codecs, physical layer, protocols

  2. Experience in key business concepts and experience relating them to various product/service strategies for both Facebook and others in the industry

  3. Experience as an editor, rapporteur, or chairperson of global standardization bodies

  4. Ph.D. in EE preferred, with strong theoretical backgrounds related to telecommunications, especially wireless (cellular) communications and multimedia processing technologies

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