Technical Architect Data Center - Product Development & Integration

at Meta in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description


Meta is seeking an architectural professional experienced in the design and construction of critical facilities who can document/draft building concepts, coordinate with multi-disciplines, develop component design and analyze various data for use in aligning project scopes, specification guidelines, and conceptual explorations. The ideal candidate will understand the integrated nature of LEED and NetZero concepts into the basis of design. This person will join Meta’s data center engineering Product Development and Integration team. This position is full-time. 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 Meta. The data center engineering team collaborates with multiple 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 (building envelope, site planning, MEP systems) to ensure maximum efficiency and reliability of our compute infrastructure. The ideal candidate will have effective communication and organizational skills, experience with documentation for complex projects – to include expertise in Autodesk products (Revit, AutoCAD, etc.) and experience in creating documentation to track changes and concepts. A thorough understanding of the overall life cycle of design is required – from site planning to detailed concepts. The position calls for flexibility and agility in exploring and documenting novel concepts. This role requires someone who is detailed oriented, collaborative, and self-motivated with initiative to dig into and resolve potential conflict in design concepts.

Required Skills:

Technical Architect Data Center – Product Development & Integration Responsibilities:

1. Research and explore technological advancements and requirements while balancing business priorities around cost, efficiency, time to delivery, NetZero and sustainability.

2. Leads explorations into new data center building solutions, materials and processes

3. Support and partner with a team of Building System Engineering Architects and MEP engineers that work to envision new built solutions, refine current designs, develop metric driven data, and strengthen cross functional alignment of programmatic needs.

4. Responsible for documenting evolution of conceptual designs, aligning Revit models for analysis, supporting the greater Product Development and Integration team with concept visualization.

5. Supports review of and updates to Global Standards documentation in the CSLA discipline globally, partnering with DEC Design Leadership & Standards team

6. Collaborate with cross-functional internal partners and external consultants to develop, evaluate, coordinate & define changes to Meta Data Centers

7. Technical leader managing consultants to implement global programmatic design and/or initiatives, ensuring business goals, technical needs, and contract terms are met

8. Collaborate with multiple internal cross functional teams and external consultant teams

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

10. Support Sustainability programs – LEED Gold, NetZero and Water Positivity programs goals through early design

11. Travel to as needed, approximately 20%

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

12. BArch or MArch, Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering degree or equivalent experience

13. Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in one or more of the following disciplines: Architecture, Civil or Structural Engineering

14. Experience with industry standards, building codes and safety standards

15. Proficiency in Office, Revit/BIM, and Google Suite

16. Experience with cross-discipline teams to design critical facilities

17. Experience with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle

18. Experience with planning strategy and tactics

19. Experience developing and analyzing data metrics for design and construction disciplines

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

20. Minimum of 5 years of experience in mission critical facility, healthcare, laboratories, industrial or aerospace industry, design, construction, operations, and/or maintenance

21. BArch or MArch, Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering degree


23. Owner’s representative experience

24. PMP certification

Public Compensation:

$144,000/year to $201,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity:

Meta is proud to be an Equal Employment 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. Meta participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law. Please note that Meta may leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in connection with applications for employment.

Meta 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

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Job Posting: JC258226543

Posted On: Apr 12, 2024

Updated On: May 15, 2024

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