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Facebook Electrical Engineer, Global Standards in Austin, Texas


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


Facebook is seeking an Electrical Engineer to support Global Standards within the Data Center Design team. In this role, you will support electrical engineering standardization from ideation through change management processes, ultimately influencing and implementing decisions within the standards library for implementation globally.Our data centers are the foundation upon which our software operates enabling innovation for the company. Building and operating data centers the "right" way from the day they go live is synonymous with ensuring capacity availability and capital conservatism. The data center design team approaches facility design from the chips on the server boards to the facility mechanical and electrical distribution systems which ensure and maximize efficiency of our compute infrastructure. This position is full-time.The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills, a proven track record in team management and a strong background in all aspects of Electrical Engineering. A thorough understanding of interdependent disciplines, such as mechanical and controls, is strongly desired. This person shall be detail-oriented, possess strong organizational skills, and be a self-starter that can excel with little direction.

Required Skills:

  1. Manages global change management and standardization of electrical engineering related activities

  2. Manages Global Standards documentation supporting the electrical engineering discipline

  3. Support development of data center electrical infrastructure standards, including global execution strategy

  4. Experience managing consultant scope, including authoring scope of work and developing proposals

  5. Develop and update the design standards, specifications, and method of procedures (MOP) for consistency and maximum system reliability

  6. Provide electrical mission critical system review services to local data center operations teams

  7. Support the implementation of data center engineering and commissioning (Integrated System Test) for new data center concepts undergoing standardization

  8. Travel (around 25%) to data center sites when needed for engineering studies, electrical systems audits, startup testing, and full commissioning

  9. Participate in equipment failure or power outage related incident Root-Cause-Analysis (RCA)

  10. Respond on an as-needed basis to emergencies

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, or related field

  2. Electrical Professional Engineer registration

  3. Experience creating technical standards for use within a portfolio of facilities

  4. Experience in electrical engineering globally

  5. Minimum of twelve (12) years professional experience in data center design, construction, operations, and maintenance

  6. Knowledge of high voltage substation design, mission critical power distribution, UPS, PDU, Grounding, generator systems and Building Management System

  7. Knowledge of industry standards, building codes and safety standards including NFPA, IBC, and IEEE

  8. Familiar with construction process

  9. Cross-discipline knowledge of complete critical facility systems

  10. Experience with trouble shooting and problem solving

  11. Experience providing solutions to complex projects under pressure

  12. Effective communications skills, fluent in English

  13. Familiar with AutoCAD, Visio, MS office, SKM software or other power system analytical programs and tools

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field

  2. Data center or Critical Facilities experience

  3. IT and server hardware background

  4. Working knowledge of EPMS

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.