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Meta is seeking a data center Controls Subject Matter Expert (SME) to join our Data Center Facility Operations team. Our data centers serve as the foundation upon which our software operates to meet the demands of our customers. The Controls SME will be a part of the facility operations team and will be responsible for reliability and quality of the Building Management System (BMS). The Controls Subject Matter Expert will need to have a broad understanding of controls system and equipment function and will be responsible for procedure-based controls equipment maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, training, and project oversight. The candidate will support data center daily operations and global quality/standardization initiatives and will have a working knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems.

Controls Subject Matter Expert Responsibilities:
  • Accountable for all Building Management System (BMS) changes and enhancements at the data center as part of a global fleet
  • Diagnose and repair complex control system malfunctions requiring extensive knowledge of a variety of electronic or digital controls systems and ability to test and write modifications in multiple languages of systems software
  • Troubleshoot and repair controls hardware including controllers, relays, measurement devices, actuators, and associated equipment with mechanical and electrical device systems
  • Review operating equipment data for efficiency improvements, monitor all building systems for abnormal operating trends, and make optimization adjustments accordingly
  • Collaborate with other disciplines to make modifications to BMS settings to manage the building space
  • Ensure appropriate cross-functional collaboration between local controls team and applicable local and global teams
  • Manage controls vendors while supporting site operations including direct oversight to all system configuration and component upgrades
  • Provide QAQC oversight of controls scope, review proposals and review programming through commissioning process for new construction and retrofits
  • Oversee all control system configurations and component upgrades to ensure system integrity is maintained and that all modifications to existing systems comply with best practices, including change control processes
  • Provide technical controls training and support to all Facility Operations staff
  • Collaborate with the global controls team to provide feedback on global controls strategies and implement global initiatives at the data center
  • Communicate all issues and upcoming controls work with site management
  • Travel expectations can be significant during the first 1-3 months for initial training and onboarding. After initial onboarding, travel expectations are 10-15%. and then ongoing occasional travel for factory witness tests, collaboration, training, etc.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • 7+ years of controls experience in programming development, start up, and commissioning of complex systems - central plants, air handling units, and evaporative cooling/humidification systems
  • Bachelor’s degree or trade certification in related field plus 3+ years relevant controls industry experience will be considered in lieu of 7+ years controls industry experience
  • Experience in critical environments
  • Working knowledge of critical facility operations with experience or understanding of procedure-based work
  • Theoretical & practical understanding of control equipment & systems, with expertise in control equipment design, maintenance, troubleshooting, testing, and/or construction
  • Experience in critical environment
  • Working knowledge of mechanical, electrical and life safety systems associated with critical environments
  • Experience interpreting blueprints/CAD drawings and controls diagrams
  • Experience working in a highly collaborative, cross-functional environment


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in a data center industry
  • PLC experience
  • Experience with software programming languages to include Python, PHP, SQL
  • Equipment field service engineering or representative experience
  • IT/Networking certification


About Meta:
Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.

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