Manager, Data Center Site Selection Team

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Facebook designs, builds, leases, and operates the most innovative and efficient data centers in the world. Locating, developing, and managing this data center infrastructure the "right" way is synonymous with ensuring high uptime, capacity availability, flexibility, and capital and operational cost efficiency. Facebook is seeking an experienced people manager to join the Data Center Site Selection team, manage a team of real estate and development dealmakers, and help manage our rapidly scaling leased and owned data center portfolio. This position is full-time and located in our Menlo Park office.


  • Build and lead a team of real estate site selection professionals, including some remote team members, to sustain excellence while delivering flexible and efficient capacity solutions to support our growing data center business
  • Empower team to develop and execute on leased and owned data center location strategies and fulfill their leadership roles as site selection experts and real estate professionals
  • Partner with internal teams to support long range capacity planning, annual budgeting, and forecasting processes by collaborating with senior leaders within the Data Center Strategy and Development team as well as other cross-functional teams
  • Provide leadership to effectively collaborate with and influence teams that connect with Site Selection, including program management, economic development, energy, network, policy, legal, construction, design, and other partner teams
  • Identify and capitalize on opportunities to standardize workflows across many concurrent site selection efforts, including portfolio metrics and tracking mechanisms
  • Communicate program strategies and updates to leadership and internal partners and stakeholders
  • Bachelor's degree in a business or technical discipline
  • 10+ years work experience in real estate site selection and development of large scale or mission critical capital projects
  • 7+ years experience in people management, team building, and leadership development
  • Experience leading negotiations
  • Ability to engage, influence, and lead senior stakeholders across multiple projects
  • Experience problem solving, thinking strategically, and executing tactically
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, hands-on work environment
  • Communication skills, including with executive communications and internal and external partners
  • Ability to drive decision-making in ambiguous environments
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed (25%+ at times)
  • Familiar with Excel and PowerPoint and/or Keynote
  • Advanced technical degree, law degree, or MBA
  • Track record of successfully delivering on large, complex projects

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