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Meta Architect, Strategic Engineering and Design in Boston, Massachusetts


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 an Architect experienced in the design and planning of mission critical facilities to become part of our Data Center Strategic Engineering & Design team. The successful candidate will possess strong knowledge in architectural design, site planning, cooling and electrical systems and project delivery processes needed to support our growing fleet of data centers. The Facebook Data Center Strategic Engineering team leads the exploration of means and methods which create a strategic benefit in efficiency, reduced material/energy use, advanced design, procurement & delivery methods and integrating these into the design and planning of Facebook's data center buildings and campuses. Our team endeavors to advance the state of Facebook’s data centers by guiding infrastructure development through strategic and innovative solutions.

Required Skills:

  1. Partner with our Site Selection team on assigned site due diligence and master planning projects. Responsible for delivery of Site Development Strategy document.

  2. Lead updates to our Global Reference Design standards and specifications to support consistency while maintaining alignment with internal and external partners.

  3. Develop relationships with internal and external partners to influence, resolve conflicts, build alignment and consensus, and have effective and positive impact across teams to execute on strategy.

  4. Contribute to the research and development of new designs, materials, design and construction methods for data center deployments.

  5. Communicate sustainability requirements to design teams and coordinate with LEED consultants to assure sustainability objectives are incorporated into the design.

  6. Balance short-term priorities while understanding and tracking industry standards and emerging trends to drive long-term strategy which includes performing research and developing analysis on new technologies and alternate materials, building models of cost and environmental impact, implementing pilots of new approaches, and presenting recommendations.

  7. Communicate and collaborate with key leaders and stakeholders across Infra Data Center teams to share, develop and execute on Facebook's data center design/deployment strategies to meet the company's growing fleet of international and domestic data centers.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. BA in Architecture or a BS in Engineering (Civil, Structural)

  2. Minimum of eight (8) years professional experience in data center design, construction, operations, and maintenance or similar experience in mission critical and/or technical facility projects

  3. Knowledge and experience with design and construction program management process

  4. Experience with site selection due diligence and master planning of large-scale data center campus (or other large-scale campus style projects)

  5. Organization and communication experience with skill at communicating technical details to all organizational levels

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. LEED AP or LEED Green Associate

  2. Professional registration

  3. Master’s degree in business, architecture, engineering or related study

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