Data Center Capacity Engineer

Data Center Capacity Engineer

31 Jan 2021
Virginia, Henrico, 23228 Henrico USA

Data Center Capacity Engineer

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Facebook is seeking a forward thinking experienced Engineer to join the Capacity team within Data Center Operations. Our data centers, and the tens of thousands of servers installed in them, are the foundation upon which our rapidly scaling infrastructure efficiently operates and upon which our innovative services are delivered. Facebook is at the leading edge of the global data center industry both in terms of how data centers are designed and operated. This person should enjoy working in a fast-paced environment where adaptability and flexibility will be key to their success. We seek an IT professional with advanced hands-on technical skills in Networks, Server Hardware, Deployment Planning and Linux systems. Having knowledge of planning hardware installations and executing complex projects in a mission-critical enterprise environment is a core competency of this individual. Excellent communication skills are a requirement for this role. The candidate should have deep knowledge and experience in at least one of the following core areas: Project Management, Tools and Automation, Networking, Hardware and/or Operating Systems.

  • Responsible for the planning and technical execution of projects throughout the Data Center.
  • Work as a technical lead with cross-functional data center teams on large-scale data center projects and initiatives.
  • Provide guidance and mentor technical peers and be a go-to technical resource to evaluate and look for better ways to resolve issues and define updates to tools and processes.
  • Track issues and interpret data looking for trends and systemic issues that impact fleet uptime and utilization. Perform root cause analysis of complex technical issues and drive resolution.
  • Plan for large-scale deployments of hardware, while considering space, power, cooling, networking, and resiliency.
  • Provide cross data center support and identify potentially larger issues, displaying effective communication when something is identified.
  • Help develop global standards for processes, workflow and automation roadmaps for tools that facilitate deployment, maintaining and decommissioning of server hardware at scale.
  • Lead process improvements and best practice in data center operations.
  • Work with internal hardware teams and vendors to help resolve complex technical issues that affect Facebook's computing infrastructure.
  • Understand and be able to update and develop scripts and smaller sets of software.
  • Build cross-functional relationships and have the ability to influence policies and procedures to improve global data center operations.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation.


  • BS, BA or BEng or equivalent experience/certification.
  • 5+ years of infrastructure or related experience.
  • Knowledge of Linux and hardware systems support in an Internet operations environment.
  • Knowledge of the interdependencies of data center functions and technologies.
  • Experience managing multiple projects within the same time schedule.
  • Knowledge of out-of-band/lights-out server communication methods, such as IPMI and serial console.
  • Time and project management experience.


  • Experience in large-scale data center environments.
  • Proven experience in the application of project management techniques such as PRINCE2/Agile, or continuous improvement techniques such as Lean Six Sigma.
  • Knowledge of enterprise level networking and storage equipment installs.
  • Experience modifying and developing using scripting or programming languages.


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 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

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