Data Center Strategy & Planning Manager

Data Center Strategy & 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 & Analytics Team (SP&A). In this role, you'll be part of the team that builds Facebook's global data center capacity roadmap and develops infrastructure scaling strategies that set the direction for one of the fastest growing infrastructures 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, 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, network, finance). Initial travel up to 25% domestic and international.
Data Center Strategy & 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 drive improvements in reliability, and achieve cost and operational efficiency include reductions in deployment times, improvements in data center power utilization, and service placement optimizations. Reduce network, hardware and DC infrastructure footprints and drive TCO savings
  • Develop detailed project evaluation plans for data center plan changes and set the pace to drive closure
  • Own the communications strategy for data center planning changes 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
  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Operations Research, Supply Chain Management, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Chemical Engineering
  • 12+ years of experience working in Infrastructure/Cloud/Hardware with a background in Strategy, Capacity Planning, Supply Chain Optimization
  • 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
Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters Degree or MBA
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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$158,000/year to $223,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

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