Posted 3 days ago
Facebook is seeking a high-performing Electrical Engineer to join the Global Technical Strategy team within the Data Center Design (DCD) organization. In this role, you will provide electrical engineering subject matter expertise and leadership for Data Center designs and systems with the goal of deploying concepts quickly and at scale in a global environment. This position is full-time.Facebook’s DCD Global Technical Strategy Team (GTS) comprises in-house engineers and architects working on the mid-stage technical evaluation of new data center building concepts, prototypes, and technologies as well as supporting New Build teams in first of kind execution. 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 (DCD) team approaches facility design beginning with understanding the requirements of the chips on the server boards and then designing the facility mechanical and electrical distribution systems, along with all other building components, to ensure and maximize efficiency of our compute infrastructure. The ideal candidate will have strong independent work skills and a strong background in all aspects of Electrical Engineering for Data Center / Mission Critical environments on a global scale. A thorough understanding of interdependent disciplines, such as mechanical and controls, is strongly desired. This person shall be detail-oriented, possess strong organizational skills, and be a self-starter that can excel with little direction.

  • Be the Electrical lead in the technical evaluation of first-of-kind concepts and prototypes for Data Center critical infrastructure systems
  • Contribute to global change management and standardization of electrical engineering related efforts
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and cross-functional teams to define project design criteria and standards for new design concepts
  • Work with and direct efforts of consulting engineers, including authoring scopes of work and reviewing proposals
  • Review, edit, and contribute to design standards, specifications, commissioning scripts, and Facilities Operations’ guides (MOPs, SOPs, EOPs, etc.)
  • Support GTS team management in the development of project briefs, budgets, presentations, and complex business case analyses
  • Travel (approximately 25%) to data center sites or equipment manufacturing plants as necessary for engineering studies, electrical systems audits, startup testing, Factory Witness Testing (FWT), and/or commissioning support
  • Participate in equipment failure or power outage related incident Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Support unique emergency situations in real-time on an as-needed / as-requested basis


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, or related field
  • Professional Engineer registration - Electrical or related field
  • Minimum of ten (10) years professional experience in Data Center / Mission Critical design, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance
  • Experience in electrical engineering globally, including North America and Europe
  • Experience creating technical standards for use within a portfolio of facilities and design efforts
  • Knowledge of substation design, mission critical power distribution, UPS, PDU, grounding, generator systems and Building Management System (BMS)
  • Knowledge of industry standards, building codes and safety standards including NFPA, IBC, and IEEE
  • Familiar with the design and construction process, including commissioning
  • Cross-discipline knowledge of Data Center / Mission Critical facility systems
  • Experience with trouble shooting and problem solving
  • Experience with electrical equipment specification and evaluation
  • Ability to provide solutions to complex projects under pressure
  • Desire to explore new and cutting-edge technologies
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills, fluent in English
  • Familiar with AutoCAD, MS office, SKM software or other power system analytical programs and tools


  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Twelve (12) years or more Data Center / Mission Critical experience
  • Experience with design and construction outside of North America or Europe
  • Working knowledge of Electrical Power Management Systems (EPMS)
  • Record of published research or technical writing is a plus
  • Knowledge of Fire Alarm systems is a plus


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Electrical Engineer, Global Technical Strategy