Plan and Build Lead Engineer

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 seeks an experienced leader with a deep technical background to directionally oversee and lead one of our key data center operations functions within the Facebook Data Center Site Operations team. The global Plan & Build function is present in every one of our data centers and are responsible for ensuring Facebook, and its suite of applications, always have the computing and production infrastructure to reliably meet the ever growing demand of the 2.2 billion people who use them every month. The Plan & Build team works with peer organizations and regional teams that affect and deliver services to Site Operations such as network operations, project management, facilities/maintenance management, logistics and supply chain operations in order to successfully deliver and maintain data center capacity to support ongoing business growth.
The goal of the Global Plan & Build Lead Engineer is to secure the functionality of business to drive extensive and sustainable global growth. We seek a Subject Matter Expert who can continue to evolve and transform this business in terms of people, processes, operations, cost, reliability, global scale, tooling and automation to meet this huge and growing demand. We seek a leader who can quickly absorb and understand the technical challenges of subject matter experts, local Site leadership and Plan & Build teams, create alignment between these globally distributed teams and partner organizations, and who can set informed priorities and direction while getting commitment from all of these parties.


  • Accountable for the planning, execution and delivery of global capacity supply throughout the Data Center fleet
  • Be the authority and share an unmatched, deep technical expertise of all elements of the Plan & Build function, including tooling, process and architecture
  • Represent Data Center Site Operations in cross-functional forums, at any level
  • Drive a singular operations strategy, goals and priorities for the global Plan & Build function within Site Operations
  • Measure and benchmark the effectiveness of operational processes both internally and externally, setting performance targets and driving improvements to quality, throughput and efficiency
  • Meet or exceed operational goals for the Plan & Build team
  • Develop scaling strategies and plans
  • Be forward thinking by understanding infrastructure growth, identifying scaling issues before they occur and contributing to solutions
  • Drive robust, timely communications across a globally distributed team
  • Evaluate performance interpreting reported data and metrics
  • Develop close partnerships with Program Management, Tooling, Hardware, Capacity Planning, Sourcing and other teams to deliver superb operational results and manage performance of external vendors
  • Formulate and champion initiatives that advance Plan & Build Team goals
  • Ensure robust, timely communications across a globally distributed team, and provide the team great visibility to progress and strategy
  • Maintain a close partnership and support onsite data center teams and leads globally
  • Approximately 30% - 40% travel required
  • BSc/BA
  • Proven experience as Engineering or Operations Director or Technical, Operations or Engineering Lead role
  • Organizational, technical and leadership experience
  • Working knowledge of IT/Operations Infrastructure
  • Prioritization experience and proven experience leading tooling, systems, automation and process
  • Interpersonal, partnership and communications experience
  • Decision-making and problem-solving experience
  • Advanced degree

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