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Meta Building Automation Engineer, Data Center Design in Helena, Montana


Facebook is seeking a Building Automation Engineer experienced in the design and construction of Critical Facilities to become part of our Data Center Engineering team. Our data centers are the foundation upon which our software operates. Building and operating reliable and efficient data centers is essential to support the growth of Facebook. The Data Center Engineering team collaborates with all key stakeholders to ensure engineering and design of our data centers incorporate considerations from micro-levels (servers and IT equipment design requirements) to macro-levels (mechanical cooling and power distribution options) to ensure maximum efficiency and reliability of our compute infrastructure.The ideal candidate will have a strong background in all aspects of Building Automation. A thorough understanding of mechanical systems, electrical systems and IP networking is strongly desired. This person shall be detail-oriented, possess strong organizational skills, and be a self-starter that can excel with little direction.

Required Skills:

Building Automation Engineer, Data Center Design Responsibilities:

  1. Lead new project control engineering design, quality approval, process control, product evaluation, vendor proposals, evaluate product reliability, automated testing, software, research and development.

  2. Responsible for controls systems strategies, design, specifications, programming, simulation, testing as well as vendor and commissioning oversight.

  3. Lead development and initiate standards and methods for processes, control logic and sequences, testing, evaluation, and integration.

  4. Review BMS change management and provide feedback.

  5. Collaborate with multiple teams across different disciplines.

  6. Drive project schedules while working closely with design and construction to ensure milestones and completion dates are on track.

  7. Develop facility and vendor commissioning tests and standards for BAS project training close out efforts.

  8. Travel to datacenter sites for engineering studies, mechanical systems audits, startup testing, and full commissioning, as required.

  9. Travel to various equipment and bench testing design working sessions.

  10. Respond on an as-needed basis to emergencies.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 6+ years of experience with control system design, development and management.

  2. Experience working simultaneously on multiple projects, in a team or independently.

  3. Experience in thermodynamics and psychometrics.

  4. Experience with electrical systems and schematics: low voltage and high voltage.

  5. Experience in BACnet protocol to include IP, ETH and MS/TP.

  6. Experience in Modbus protocol to include TCP, and RTU.

  7. Experience establishing working relationships and resolve interpersonal conflicts.

  8. Experience with Networking Server/Client Workstations.

  9. AutoCAD and VISIO experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience with managing projects and project teams.

  2. Experience in BAS DDC and PLC programming language.

  3. N+ certification.

  4. Datacenter/Critical Facilities experience.

  5. IT and server hardware experience.

  6. DCIM experience.

  7. Schneider Electric PLC/Unity Pro experience.

  8. Citect SCADA experience.

  9. OPC UA experience.

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