Director, Data Center Facility Operations - West

Facebook Huntsville , AL 35801

Posted 3 weeks ago

Facebook is seeking a Director to lead Data Center Facility Operations for our operating sites in the western region of the US. Our western region is made up of data centers in Oregon, Utah, and New Mexico, as well as future sites that are yet to be announced/built.

This role will provide oversight, monitoring, and direction to operating data centers, with a strong focus on leadership and operational excellence. This role will also create industry leading vision and strategy, scale operations, develop management talent, and develop robust processes and standards to enable Facebook's expansion. This position is full-time and will be located at or near a Facebook office or data center in North America.


  • Lead the data center Facility Operations teams for the operating sites in the western region of North America

Build a high performing team by mentoring and developing the management team and individual contributors

Develop robust processes and standards to enable operational efficiency and effectiveness

Develop a scalable facility operations model to include a documented roadmap, goals, and objectives

Evolve the staffing model to support the requirements of a global world-class organization

Define and manage to Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for mission critical facility operations

Provide leadership to understand, collaborate, and influence across the organizations that connect with the Infrastructure team

Scope and execute complex data center retrofit/upgrade projects in coordination with the Construction team

Prepare and manage OPEX and CAPEX budgets

Provide leadership for the following: Preventive and predictive maintenance programs, Document standardization of MOPs, SOPs, EOPs, and record drawings, Equipment failure root cause analyses and corrective action plans, and Incident management

Develop and lead effective cross-functional communications between Data Center Campus Facility Managers, the leadership team, and adjacent operating teams

Ability to travel approximately 35%


  • 10+ years' experience leading a data center or technical operations team where high availability is critical

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

Experience communicating effectively at all levels

Demonstrated track record of thinking strategically and executing tactically

Experience in change management and team building

Proven experience in leadership development

Demonstrated experience in leading projects

Experience in vendor management and negotiations

Experience in data center power and cooling infrastructure or other complex critical systems, and experience applying that to current data center challenges

Demonstrated problem-solving skills

Experience working in a fast-paced, hands-on, start-up work environment


  • BS in Engineering or other technical discipline

Experience in managing large teams

Experience in diverse industries such as electrical generation, electrical distribution, cooling technologies, and fire suppression systems

Knowledge of environmental health and safety programs

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 committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at

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