Facebook Architect, Data Centres in Dublin, Ireland


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 of Critical Facilities to become part of our data center engineering team. Our datacenters are the foundation upon which our software operates with efficient ease. Building and operating data centers the "right" way from the day they go live is synonymous with ensuring capacity availability and capital conservatism. The data center design engineering team approaches facility design from the chips on the server boards to the facility mechanical and electrical distribution systems which ensure and maximize efficiency of our compute infrastructure. This position is full-time and located in our Dublin office.

Required Skills:

  1. Collaborate with internal stake-holders to define project design criteria and develop Basis of Design

  2. Technical leader managing the consultants to implement the project through schematic design, design development to construction documents

  3. Technical leader managing the design build contractor to ensure the project meet the business and technical needs defined in the BOD

  4. Provide construction administrative support to the project manager during construction. Task include but not limited to, responding to RFI’s, issuance of technical bulletins, review submittals and shop-drawings and conducting source inspections at vendor factories

  5. Provide review services to local data center operations teams

  6. Travel to datacenter sites for project review and site walks as required

  7. Review and update data center "as-built" documentation as re-configurations occur

  8. Respond on an as-needed basis to emergencies

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Licensed architect and having been an owner’s representative is preferred

  2. Minimum of 10 years of professional architectural experience.

  3. Minimum of five (5) years experience in mission critical facility design, construction. Operations, and maintenance is a plus.

  4. Must hold good working knowledge of mission critical power distribution, UPS, PDU, and Mechanical systems and data systems

  5. Should possess knowledge of industry standards, building codes and safety standards

  6. Must have strong cross-discipline knowledge of complete critical facility systems

  7. Strong trouble shooting and analytical skills

  8. Ability to provide solutions to complex projects under pressure

  9. Must have effective written and verbal communications skills

  10. Must be familiar with AutoCAD, Visio, and BIM software

  11. Experience with oversees projects a plus

Industry: Internet