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Meta Data Center Facility Operations Director, Southwest in Des Moines, Iowa


Meta is seeking a Director to lead Data Center Facility Operations for select operating sites in North America, 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 Meta’s expansion.

Required Skills:

Data Center Facility Operations Director, Southwest Responsibilities:

  1. Lead the data center Facility Operations teams for the operating sites in the Southwest region of North America

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

  3. Develop robust processes and standards to enable efficiency and effectiveness

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

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

  6. Define and manage to Key Performance Indices (KPI) for mission critical facility operations

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

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

  9. Prepare and manage OpEx and CapEx budgets

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

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

  12. Ability to travel approximately 35%

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 10+ years of experience leading a data center or technical operations team where high availability

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

  3. Experience communicating at all levels

  4. Experience thinking strategically and executing tactically

  5. Experienced in change management and team building

  6. Experience developing leadership at various levels

  7. Experience successfully leading large complex projects

  8. Experience in vendor management and negotiations

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

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

  11. Demonstrated experience solving complex problems

  12. Experience adapting to a fast paced, hands-on, start-up work environment

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. BS in Engineering, advanced degree in engineering or business

  2. Experience managing teams of 50+ people

  3. Understanding environmental health and safety programs

  4. Understanding of network and cabling infrastructure

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