Architect, Data Center Design Retrofits

    • Fremont, CA

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 an Architect experienced in the design of Critical Facilities to become part of our data center engineering 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 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.

  • Collaborate with internal stake-holders to define project design criteria, develop Basis of Design, establish installation strategy, and lead technical scope reviews
  • Develop a structured methodology and lead change management activities. Manage design standards and changes to global specification
  • Technical leader managing the consultants to implement global programmatic retrofit designs
  • Technical leader managing the contractor to ensure the project meets the business goals, technical needs, and contract terms
  • Lead projects through schematic design, design development, construction documents, and construction administrative to support the project manager during construction. Tasks include but not limited to, responding to RFI's, issuance of technical bulletins, review submittals and shop drawings, and conducting source inspections at vendor factories
  • Review and coordinate update of data center "as-built" documentation as re-configurations occur
  • Provide review services to local data center operations teams
  • Travel (~25% domestic and international) to data center sites for project review and site walks
  • Licensed Architect
  • Minimum of 7 years of professional architectural experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in mission critical facility design, construction, operations, and/or maintenance
  • Experience with retrofits in operational facilities
  • Experience with industry standards, building codes and safety standards
  • Experience with Revit/BIM or AutoCAD and Bluebeam
  • Experience improving cost assessment and design through different applications
  • Experience with cross-discipline teams to design critical facility systems
  • Experience with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle
  • Experience with planning strategy and tactics
  • Experience troubleshooting and using analytical skills to make decisions supported by data
  • Owner's representative experience
  • PMP certification
  • LEED accreditation
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 accommodations-ext@fb.com.


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