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Meta Technical Sourcing Manager, Network Systems in Boston, Massachusetts


The Global Supply Chain team moves fast and leverages key partnerships to drive technical innovation, high quality standards and cost-savings via a customized supply chain. The Technical Sourcing Manager is the primary technical contact for supplier engagement and management with network system suppliers. The Technical Sourcing Manager will work closely with the rest of the Commercial Sourcing team to drive strategic sourcing decisions and roadmaps for Meta’s Network Infrastructure on a global basis. In partnership with the Network Engineering Team, the Technical Sourcing Manager will help develop, communicate and implement sourcing strategies and participate in supplier engagements with an overall focus of influencing technology roadmaps, maintaining long term supplier relationships and managing to the lowest total cost of ownership.

Required Skills:

Technical Sourcing Manager, Network Systems Responsibilities:

  1. Develop, manage and refresh individual and customized technology roadmaps that influence sourcing strategies for each actively managed technology (Backbone and Cloud Network Switching, IP Routing, Switching Silicon).

  2. Lead the creation and definition of future technology directions for network systems and drive supplier technology roadmaps with internal cross-functional partners to ensure Meta’s architectural and technical requirements are met, as we employ new design models to increase the network efficiency, scale and reliability.

  3. Develop and maintain deep technical relationships with executive management at core technology suppliers. Lead the technical discussions with suppliers and provide the main point of contact for technical issues.

  4. Maintain current knowledge of the technology and industry trends for Network Switching and Routing platforms and perform technical analysis and business due diligence on relevant Technology.

  5. Provide technical, supplier expertise and consulting to cross-functional partners for technology migration and lower TCO.

  6. Provide technical review and analysis, responses to supplier proposals and RFx's. Resolve all technical queries arising from the proposal evaluation and quote process.

  7. Drive pre-POR evaluation of key technologies usability/suitability within the Meta infrastructure.

  8. Own technical expertise in supplier negotiations and provide review/input for product development including statement of work and master supply agreements.

  9. Develop supplier technical process improvement plans to drive gains in cost, quality, reduced qualification and time to deployment.

  10. Partner with the broader Technical Sourcing Manager team to shape the network hardware ecosystem roadmap including OEM and ODM suppliers, ASIC suppliers and Optical Transport suppliers.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. BS in Electrical Engineering or related technical field or equivalent combination of education.

  2. 8+ years of technical experience in relevant networking technology areas or related industry.

  3. 5+ years of experience developing and managing product/customer/supplier technology roadmaps and/or supply chain/operations engagement with technology suppliers.

  4. Experience influencing stakeholders and business partners.

  5. Knowledge of supplier technology roadmaps and a proven pragmatic approach to influencing supplier product roadmaps.

  6. Proven experience moving from strategy to execution and delivering results.

  7. Proven experience interfacing with and establishing technical relationships with senior management at suppliers and/or customers.

  8. Experience interfacing with internal and external partners in an entrepreneurial and cross-functional environment.

  9. Proven results driven independent judgment while coordinating people and technical resources.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Expert in layer 2 and 3 networking technologies, e.g. Ethernet, VLANs, IP routing, TCP/IP, Multicast, BGP, OSPF.

  2. Masters or Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering or related field.

  3. 15+ years of technical experience in the networking industry.

Industry: Internet

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