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Facebook Data Center Campus Facility Manager in Altoona, Iowa


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 a leader to join our Data Center Operations team. The Data Center Campus Facility Manager will have a reputation for operational excellence, and will have the skills necessary to grow with this rapidly scaling team. This candidate needs to have a strong track record of thinking and planning strategically while executing tactically. The candidate will have strong technical, communication and team building skills and be adept at change management and information sharing across an organization. Our data centers serve as the foundation upon which our software operates to meet the demands of our customers. Building and operating data centers the 'right' way from the day they go live is synonymous with ensuring capacity, availability and capital conservation. The Data Center Campus Facility Manager will work with the management team to direct operations and maintenance of the data center. The candidate will need to be experienced in diverse industries such as electrical generation, electrical distribution and cooling technologies and fire suppression systems.

Required Skills:

  1. Point of contact for data center operations

  2. Develop, mentor, and train a Facility Operations team that can sustain and self-perform services to support the physical plant infrastructure systems

  3. Develop a long-range view to problem solving, hiring, and developing talent

  4. Lead cross communications with Facility Manager counterparts at other sites, with the leadership team, and adjacent operating teams

  5. Oversee automation system interface to ensure best possible data center performance is maintained

  6. Direct the development and review of operational standards, sequence of operations (SOP), and method of procedures (MOP) for consistency and maximum system reliability

  7. Support, coordinate, and monitor vendor activities, ensuring work activities meet scope of work and follow established procedures

  8. Interface with internal Data Center Design team, Server Hardware team, and Environmental Health and Safety to support data center infrastructure augments as needed

  9. Find creative solutions to support reduction of operational costs and maximization of infrastructure utilization

  10. Maintain and support reporting to ensure the data center remains OSHA compliant

  11. Acquire, maintain, and report on data needed to support LEED certification

  12. Prepare facility operations post-incident reports, root cause analysis, and corrective action plans

  13. Participate in the commissioning (Integrated System Test) for new and retrofitted data centers

  14. Develop and review detailed scripts for Critical Infrastructure Maintenance (CIM)

  15. Support OPEX project budgets and business cases

  16. Respond as needed to system after hours maintenance and system complications

  17. Approximately 25% travel

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 8+ years of management experience in technology operations and critical operations

  2. Experience in personnel management, staffing, and scheduling for a 24/7 environment

  3. Experience making decisions and working with minimal direction

  4. Proven track record of thinking strategically and executing tactically

  5. Experience in project management

  6. Experience in vendor management and negotiations

  7. Knowledge of data center power and cooling infrastructure

  8. Knowledge of industry standards, building codes and safety standards, including NFPA and ASHRAE

  9. Experience providing solutions to projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. BS in Engineering

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