Program Manager, Data Center Connectivity

(Dublin, Ireland)

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share, and make the world more open and connected. Through our growing family of apps and services, we’re building a different kind of company that helps billions of people around the world connect and share what matters most to them. 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 make the world more open and accessible. Connecting the world takes every one of us—and we’re just getting started.

Facebook was built to help people connect and share, and over the last decade our tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate with one another. With over a billion people using the service and more than fifty offices around the globe, a career at Facebook offers countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization.Facebook is seeking a Program Manager to join our Data Center Connectivity (DCC) team. Our data centers are the foundation upon which our rapidly growing infrastructure efficiently operates and our innovative services are delivered. The DCC European Program Manager will provide forecasting, coordination, and oversight to our European data center cabling installations, including new builds, retrofits and capacity upgrades. This role will be accountable for cost, schedule, and resources, and is expected to provide key support of our initiatives to scale operations and to develop robust processes and tools enabling Facebook’s expansion. This position is full-time and is based in our Dublin, Ireland office.

Responsibilities

  • Program manage cabling installations for new data center builds and retrofits, from design and procurement through commissioning and turn-over
  • Coordinate capacity upgrades, working with field, Site Ops, and Facility Ops
  • Work with internal stakeholders to accurately forecast and plan for new builds, retrofits, and capacity upgrades
  • Act as primary PoC to internal stakeholders to ensure projects are planned and executed to corporate requirements
  • Provide regular project status updates and support DCC and corporate dashboards that highlight program timelines, costs, and status
  • Represent DCC needs in development of tools to track and coordinate builds, both planned and in-flight
  • Assure coordination of builds across DCC design team, field teams, contractors, and other departments within Facebook
  • Track performance to schedule & financial goals, highlight opportunities for improvement, and drive accordingly
  • Partner with sourcing & field teams to scale resources to meet increasing build and retrofit requirements
  • Assist with developing project budgets and providing ROM cost estimates
  • Travel 25+% to review projects, coordinate with onsite personnel and contractors at project locations, and coordinate with design and program management teams at MPK
  • Identify and respond to risks and high-priority issues rapidly and effectively

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science
  • 5+ years professional experience in project management
  • Successful oversight of timelines and budgets for complex projects is required
  • Ability to engage and effectively guide stakeholders is required
  • Experience in mission critical environments is highly desired
  • Data center development and construction experience is desired
  • Knowledge of cabling technologies and standards is desired
  • Must be detail oriented, able to provide solutions to complex problems, and able to meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills required
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint) and MS Project is required

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