Facebook Data Center Engineer in Altoona, Iowa

Intro:

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.

Summary:

Facebook is seeking an experienced Data Center Engineer to join the Site Operations Team. This position is full-time and will be based in Altoona, IA.

Required Skills:

  1. Responsible for assisting with all projects and repairs throughout the Data Center

  2. Work in teams to deploy new data center infrastructure.

  3. Understand and troubleshoot network, hardware, and Linux OS related issues

  4. Perform server upgrades, integration, rebuild and other projects as required

  5. Identify and help create documentation for the global DC knowledge base

  6. Track issues and analyze data looking for trends and systemic issues

  7. Be forward thinking to support all DC teams on to reduce potential risks to upcoming projects.

  8. Help identify specifications for tools that facilitate deployment and decommissioning of server hardware at scale

  9. Assist with process improvements and inform best practices in data center operations

  10. Display understanding of organizational structure and capability to work with cross functional teams on a given project.

  11. Participate in an on-call rotation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. BS or BA in technical field or commensurate experience.

  2. 4+ years of technical experience

  3. Experience with Linux and hardware systems support in an Internet operations environment

  4. Certification such as CCNA, RHCE or equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Familiarity with Python, SQL and/or shell scripting knowledge

  2. Time and project management skills.

  3. Experience managing multiple projects within the same time schedule.

  4. Understanding of enterprise level networking and storage equipment installs.

  5. Experience in large-scale data center environment

  6. Understanding of out-of-band/lights-out server communication methods, such as IPMI and serial console.

  7. Able to lift/move 20-30 lbs equipment on a daily basis.

  8. Team or project leadership

  9. Knowledgeable in Data center practices and concepts (i.e. fault tolerance, calculating power usage)

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Facebook is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also 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 accommodations-ext@fb.com or you may call us at 1+650-308-7837.