Data Center Systems Engineer

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Fremont, CA
The Data Center Systems Engineer works at the confluence of Facebook's compute, storage and networking hardware and our data center electrical, mechanical and network infrastructure. This position is in the Data Center System Engineering team and will collaborate with the Facebook teams designing and operating our data centers and hardware. The Engineer will view these elements as a large-scale system and will solve system-level issues as they arise. More importantly, they will prevent them from occurring by influencing the design of the constituent elements. The ideal candidate has significant experience developing enterprise or cloud-scale hardware and will use this experience to understand how those products interact with each other and the surrounding infrastructure. This is a full-time position.
Data Center Systems Engineer Responsibilities
  • Participate in critical design reviews for data center and hardware systems across multiple disciplines including electrical, networking, thermal and software.
  • Define the system level specification that guides the hardware system design and data center design to operate efficiently.
  • Use data gathered from large scale fleet to analyze the electrical and thermal performance and provide guidance to increase overall efficiency.
  • Perform system level of evaluation and validation for critical areas in the data center.
  • Perform measurements at chassis, rack and building level to characterize performance and trouble shoot issues seen, as necessary.
  • Collaborate with data center Site Operations and Facilities Operations teams, and Hardware Design and Release-to Production teams to understand issues affecting operational scalability of Facebook data centers and POPs.
  • Work with internal groups and external consultants to perform complex, system-level troubleshooting, as needed.
  • Highlight opportunities for significant engineering improvements and lead high impact, measurable, cross-functional initiatives.
  • 10% domestic/international travel may be necessary to support field thermal measurement and validation.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent practical experience
  • 7+ years of experience or equivalent developing products with system design ownership on rack-able networking or data center applications
  • Designed/Experience with compute, storage or networking systems and their deployment at scale. Experience performing system analysis of the hardware and scale up to the data center level, especially for high power equipment
  • Experience with reduced order modeling approaches and optimization techniques
  • Collaboration experience and influencing skills to work on multi-discipline problems
Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced Engineering degree
  • Experience with hardware or data center system design across multiple disciplines
  • Experience with large-scale cloud environments in compute, storage or networking
  • Experience with data center or large infrastructure MEP systems
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