R&D Electrical Engineer

R&D Electrical Engineer
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Meta is seeking a Data Center Electrical Engineer experienced in the design and operations of critical facilities to become part of our Technical Strategy R&D team. Our data centers are the foundation upon which our software operates with efficient ease. Building and operating data centers the "right" way from the day they go live is synonymous with ensuring capacity availability and capital conservatism. The Technical Strategy R&D team endeavors to be the benchmark of innovation for the data center industry and improve reliability, safety and efficiency through innovative solutions, enabling Infrastructure teams to excel in achieving their goals. This is a full-time position.
R&D Electrical Engineer Responsibilities
  • Develop concepts for new data center infrastructure solutions focused on electrical systems and building management technologies to improve reliability, efficiency, speed to market and cost
  • Lead proof of concept projects, prototypes and pilot deployments to evaluate the technical benefits and feasibility of various electrical solutions for broader deployment within data center environment
  • Cross-functional collaboration with other Meta teams including Hardware Engineering, Network Engineering, Automations and Controls, Construction, and Facilities Operations
  • Develop strong industry relationships with data center peers, vendors, academic, and government organizations to remain current on industry trends while influencing technology development
  • Ability to travel internationally to data center sites and meetings with vendors and industry partners
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum of ten (10) years professional experience in electrical critical systems design, construction, operations, and maintenance
  • Research & Development experience including concept, design, modeling, prototyping, and testing
  • Cross-discipline knowledge of complete mission critical facility systems: power distribution, generators, UPS, PDU, high voltage substation design, medium voltage distribution systems, and automations & controls systems
  • Working knowledge of industry standards, building codes and safety standards including NEC, ASHRAE, NETA, ANSI, IEEE, NFPA, UL, UFC and UBC
  • Working knowledge of international standards including IEC, CE, and EN
  • Troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Effective presentation and communication skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Professional Engineer registration
  • Working knowledge of the data center technology stack: computer, network, storage, and software architectures
  • Design and operation experience with large and complex data centers, including campus systems
  • Familiarity with construction processes and cost estimating methodologies
  • Working knowledge of the design, development, and manufacturing processes as applied to electrical equipment
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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