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Data Center Design Engineering Manager

Company name

Fremont, CA, United States

Employment Type

Engineering, Manager, It

Posted on
Jan 15,2020

Valid Through
Apr 29,2020



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 seeking a Data Center Design Engineering Manager experienced in leading an in-house team of engineers and architects. The successful candidate will provide guidance and empower the team to deliver Critical Facilities to support the needs of the company’s expansion plans. Our data centers are the foundation upon which our software operates enabling innovation for the company. Building and operating data centers the right way from the day they go live is synonymous with ensuring capacity availability and capital conservatism. The data center design engineering team approaches facility design from the chips on the server boards to the facility mechanical and electrical distribution systems which ensure and maximize efficiency of our compute infrastructure. This position is full-time and located in our Fremont CA office.

Required Skills:

Lead a team in the design and development of data center critical infrastructure systems

Conduct weekly meetings with direct reports to provide feedback and assist in addressing concerns and removing roadblocks

Help develop and guide career path plans for direct reports

Work with other engineering managers in cross functional efforts across the FB Infrastructure Data Center Organization

Develop and lead updates to the design standards and specifications for consistency and maximum system reliability

Provide mission critical system review services to local data center facility operations teams

Support design team the data center commissioning (Integrated System Test) for new and retrofitted data centers

Research new designs, materials, and construction methods for data center equipment and related components, including site and building

Provide and review detailed workflows for change management activities

Develop capital project budgets and complex business case analyses

Provide and analyze energy efficient solutions to minimize losses

Travel to data center sites for building relationships with pre-construction, construction and QA/QC partners, as required (15% - 25% travel)

Respond on an as-needed basis to data center related emergencies

Engage with corporate user groups and stakeholders

Engage with the other internal management teams

Minimum Qualifications:

BS in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical) or BS Arch or BArch

Professional registration

Minimum of twelve (12) years professional experience in data center design, construction, operations, and maintenance

If Mechanical or Electrical background: Knowledge of high/medium voltage (115kV/230kV/345kV) substation designs and distribution systems (12kV/34kV), mission critical power distribution, UPS, & PDU, direct evaporative cooling, chilled water, Dx, HVAC systems, and DDC & PLC based building management/automation systems

If Arch background: Knowledge of building envelope construction, mission critical building types including integral mechanical, electrical, and networking systems, master-planning large campuses, and workplace and interiors

If Arch/Civil background: Knowledge of CSLA disciplines including civil - underground utilities, understanding grading challenges and solutions, water retention, structural - managing steel packages for mill orders, coordinating gravity and lateral systems, coordinating with geotechnical engineer for foundation design, landscape - site features, paving & parking, pedestrian accesses

Project Management: Coordinating multiple consultant and contractor teams

Should possess knowledge of industry standards, building codes and safety standards including International Building Code

Cross-discipline knowledge of complete critical facility systems and design & construction cross-discipline knowledge of pre-construction services

Troubleshooting and analytical skills and experience providing solutions to complex projects under pressure

Experience building trusted relationships with immediate team, external stakeholders and vendors to influence decisions for the benefit of the business

Communications skills

Knowledge with AutoCAD, Revit/BIM, and PowerPoint software

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in an owner’s representative position and collaborating with facilities operations

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

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