Electrical Engineer, Data Center Strategic Engineering and Design

Remote, US

Facebook is seeking an Electrical Engineer experienced in the design and operations of Critical Facilities to become part of our Data Center Strategic Engineering and Design team. Our data centers are the foundation upon which our software operates with efficient ease. Building and operating data centers the "right" way from the day they go live is synonymous with ensuring capacity availability and capital conservatism. The Facebook Data Center Strategic Engineering and Design team endeavors to be the benchmark of innovation for the data center industry and improve reliability, safety and efficiency through innovative solutions, enabling Infrastructure teams to excel in achieving their goals.


  • Lead the team in the development of conceptual design changes to data center electrical infrastructure for improved reliability, efficiency, speed to market and cost
  • Create and drive pilot or proof of concept projects to evaluate benefits and feasibility of the solution for broader deployment
  • Cross-functional collaboration with other Facebook teams including Software Engineering, Hardware Engineering, Network Engineering and Capacity Engineering and Analysis
  • Provide technical due diligence review and evaluation for the data center site selection process
  • Develop strong industry relationships with other data center peers and organizations to remain current on industry trends and future directions
  • Travel domestically and internationally to data center sites for engineering studies, electrical systems audits, and collaboration with local teams as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • 8+ years professional experience in electrical systems design, construction, operations, and maintenance
  • Electrical Professional Engineer registration
  • Experience in high voltage substation design, medium voltage distribution systems, mission critical power distribution, generators, UPS, PDU, and Building Management System
  • Experience in High Voltage electrical transmission, distribution, and utility interconnection processes
  • Knowledge of industry standards, building codes and safety standards including NEC, NETA, ANSI, IEEE, NFPA, UL, UFC and UBC
  • Knowledge of international standards including IEC, CE and EN
  • Experience in construction process and cost estimating process
  • Cross-discipline knowledge of complete critical facility systems
  • Proven troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Experience providing solutions to complex projects under pressure
  • Proven presentation and communications skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Large and complex system design experience, including campus systems
  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Research & Development experience including concept, design, modeling, prototyping, testing, and production support
  • Working knowledge of the data center technology stack: computer, network, storage, and software architectures

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 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, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

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