Mechanical Engineer, Data Center Equipment Strategy

Mechanical Engineer, Data Center Equipment Strategy
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Facebook is seeking a Mechanical Engineer experienced in the design and operations of Critical Facilities. The mission of the Data Center Equipment Strategy (DES) team is to develop the best data center equipment vendors in the industry and to implement those innovations into our data centers in a predictable and repeatable manner. This position is full-time and can be located at one of our data center sites.
Mechanical Engineer, Data Center Equipment Strategy Responsibilities
  • Evaluate new technologies and collaborate with supply base to transform those innovations to manufactured equipment.
  • Conduct pilot or proof of concept projects to evaluate benefits and feasibility of the solution for broader deployment.
  • Develop strategic partnership with key vendors to gain insight into new product development roadmaps.
  • Provide technical due diligence review and evaluation of new vendors, new equipment, new factories, and new equipment of existing vendors.
  • Evaluate mechanical equipment change requests from both internal and external stakeholders and approve all additions and revisions of mechanical equipment to the Approved Product List (APL).
  • Develop strong industry relationships with other data center peers and organizations to maintain current on industry trends and future directions.
  • Assume the role of a “Subject Matter Expert” within Facebook for all Owner-furnished mechanical equipment used in data centers and provide technical inputs to other cross-functional teams within Facebook as needed.
  • Up to 25% travel domestically and internationally.
Minimum Qualifications
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent work experience.
  • 10+ years of work experience in data center design, construction, operations, maintenance or R&D.
  • Experience in cooling system design and installation, including evaporative cooling, chilled water, and other cooling technologies.
  • Experience in water distribution system design and installation.
  • Experience in refrigerant-based systems and technology, including operation and code requirements/limitations.
  • Experience in equipment manufacturing standards and design.
  • Experience with industry standards, building codes and safety standards including IBC, IMC, ASHRAE, NEC, ANSI, NFPA, UL, AMCA, AHRI, and UFC.
  • Experience in international standards including IEC, CE and EN.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with AutoCAD, Visio, SKM, Agile software.
  • Experience with construction process, cost estimating process, and BOM structures.
  • Strong cross-discipline knowledge of complete critical facility systems.
  • Mechanical Professional Engineer registration.
About Meta
Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.
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(Colorado only*) Estimated salary of $204,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits
*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20)
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