Data Center Strategic Planning Manager

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We are looking for a Data Center Strategy Manager, with experience in developing infrastructure strategies and programs to join the Strategic Planning team within IDC. In this role, you'll be part of the team that builds Meta’s global data center roadmap, develops end to end infrastructure scaling strategies, and develops plans to drive efficiency in our infrastructure that set the direction for one of the fastest growing platforms in the world. As a Data Center Strategy Manager, you will be accountable for driving investment decisions that cover billions of dollars and help scale our data center footprint efficiently to meet our growing product and service needs. This is a unique opportunity where you will be responsible for developing and leading transformational strategic initiatives and capacity programs from inception, evaluating trade-offs, and driving recommendations to executive leadership, and seeing them through implementation. This is an individual contributor role, where you’re equally at home rolling up the sleeves and being in the details, as well as being able to think big picture, project manage complex initiatives, and influence partner teams to challenge the status quo. Among your many attributes, you have sound experience in large scale infrastructure/hardware planning and technical project management, driving transformational planning and capacity initiatives, and you have an understanding of servers, networks, and data center operations. This is a highly cross functional role where you will be expected to partner with our data center capacity stakeholders (capacity engineering, network engineering, construction, site selection, site & facility operations, network, finance).
Data Center Strategic Planning Manager Responsibilities
  • Leverage technical abilities and expertise, to Identify and build large transformational programs and initiatives across Infrastructure that scale Meta’s Data Center footprint efficiently
  • Develop new Data Center planning strategies that focus on driving improvements in reliability, and achieve cost and operational efficiency including reductions in deployment times, improvements in data center power utilization, and service placement optimizations.
  • Optimize network, hardware and DC infrastructure footprints to drive TCO savings
  • Apply quantitative techniques, develop decision scenarios and trade-offs to drive multi-billion dollar infrastructure decisions at the highest level in the organization
  • Develop detailed project evaluation plans for data center plan evolution and set the pace to drive closure
  • Own the communications strategy for data center planning decisions which includes executive level and detailed project briefs and status updates
  • Use technical judgment to drive new project evaluations, technology reviews, challenge proposals and build consensus
Minimum Qualifications
  • 8+ years of experience working in Infrastructure/Cloud/Hardware with a background in Strategy, Capacity Planning, Supply Chain Optimization, technology strategy consulting.
  • Experience distilling diverse data points into actionable insights and recommendations, to quickly separate signal from noise for executive communication and decision making.
  • Business acumen and intuition, with the experience in forming and refining hypotheses into an actionable analysis and recommendation.
  • Analytical and quantitative experience in engaging with analysts, data science and engineering, and UXR partners to frame and interpret sophisticated analyses.
  • Bachelor's degree in a directly related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Problem solving and strategy experience, including expansive opportunity identification, data-driven segmentation, and framing of complex/ambiguous problems.
  • Experience in completing multiple cloud/infrastructure/hardware efficiency or optimization projects.
  • Technical experience in infrastructure, hardware or similar designs.
  • Experience collaborating and working with internal and external organizations and individuals.
  • Experience Building decision scenarios & options and communicating at the all levels of the org.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters Degree or MBA.
  • 12+ years of experience working in Infrastructure/Cloud/Hardware with a background in Strategy, Capacity Planning, Supply Chain Optimization.
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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$195,000/year to $264,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

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