Data Center Operations Engineer

Facebook | Altoona, IA

Posted Date 12/20/2018
Description Facebook is seeking an entry level engineer to apply their technical skills in a fast-paced and complex environment. Having a working knowledge of server hardware and the desire to participate in projects at a large-scale data center is central to this role. This position will work to resolve and diagnose compute issues at scale, escalate issues and work with remote engineering teams. Additionally, this role will support rack lifecycle processes with a focus on helping build out and support cloud scale compute and storage environments. Solid communication skills are a requirement for this role. This person should enjoy working in a fast-paced environment where adaptability and flexibility will be key to their success. This position is permanent and will be based in Altoona, IA.
The candidate should also have a working knowledge and experience in at least one of the following core areas: Networking, Programming/Scripting, Hardware and OS repair.


  • Work within Facebook's ticketing system in support of the health of Facebook's server fleet

  • First point of contact for break fix technicians

  • Responsible for assisting with projects (new capacity as well as retrofits) and repairs throughout the data center

  • Understand and debug hardware, and Linux OS related issues

  • Identify and help create documentation for the global data center knowledge base

  • Assist with process improvements and best practices in data center operations

  • Participate in on-call rotation (once a month on-call for a week after hours, first point of contact)


  • Bachelor's degree in technical field or equivalent experience/certification

  • Knowledge of Linux and server hardware support

  • Experience modifying and developing in Python, SQL, and/or shell scripting

  • Working conceptual knowledge of technologies such as HTTP, DNS, RAID, and DHCP

Job Category
Developer, Engineer | Operations

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