Director, Data Center Facilities Engineering, Run Operations

Facebook | Menlo Park, CA

Posted Date 12/19/2018
Description Our data centers are the foundation upon which our rapidly growing infrastructure efficiently operates, and our innovative services are delivered. Establishing new regions in the US, Europe, and Asia are important next steps in the evolution of Facebook’s infrastructure expansion. Facilities Engineering plays a key role in supporting the regions with engineering deep dives and expert analyses, implementing solutions broadly across all regions, and developing multi-discipline engineering talent to advance Facebook’s operational excellence.
The Run Ops team functions include facility system optimization, incident response and containment, retrofit design review and execution, and capacity planning to help ensure our highly reliable environment is guaranteed to deliver. This role will oversee multiple Run Ops teams, create industry leading vision and strategy, help scale run operations, develop team and management talent, and develop processes and standards to enable Facebook's expansion.
This is a full-time role based in our Menlo Park office.


  • Build engineering teams—includes hiring, mentoring and developing of the managers and individual contributors

  • Establish and foster working relationships with various cross-functional stakeholders and teams

  • Create and manage the vision and strategy to take Run Operations to the next level of industry leadership

  • Develop and maintain a scalable organization with a well-documented roadmap, goals and objectives

  • Develop and implement innovative and robust processes and standards

  • Identify and drive quality and process improvement initiatives globally across teams

  • Ensure tight coordination, standardization in approach, and shared practices across multiple run ops teams supporting North America and EMEA

  • Work with centralized organizations and other Facilities Operations teams to assess operational performance gaps

  • Design, develop and implement scalable and flexible solutions

  • Provide guidance and oversight of Data Center retrofit project execution, complex engineering projects and key initiatives

  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally approximately 30% of the time


  • 10+ years experience leading data center, mission critical facilities, or technical operations organizations

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering

  • Proven experience developing/management of managers and engineering teams

  • Experience leading multi-discipline projects and cross-functional activities

  • Experience communicating across both the organization and at the executive level

  • Proven experience thinking customer-first and in building strategies/solutions to meet customer needs

  • Experience working in a cross-functional, matrix management environment


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechanical, building automation, systems or nuclear engineering

  • Advanced degree in engineering or business

  • Professional Engineer license or equivalent

  • Demonstrated experience in data center power and cooling infrastructure

  • Demonstrated experience in environmental health and safety programs

Job Category
Developer, Engineer | Operations

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