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Facebook Lead Controls Subject Matter Expert in Huntsville, Alabama


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Facebook is seeking a Lead Controls Subject Matter Expert for our Huntsville, Alabama data center. Our data centers serve as the foundation upon which our software operates to meet the demands of our customers. The Lead Controls Subject Matter Expert will be a part of the Facility Operations team. The candidate will lead and manage a team of Controls SMEs who are the data center control system technical operations experts. This role is responsible for reliability and quality of the Building Management System (BMS). This candidate will also need exceptional leadership and management skills that will be essential for team alignment to global strategies.

Required Skills:

  1. Develop, mentor, and manage an onsite controls subject matter experts team.

  2. Be accountable for all Building Management System (BMS) operations, changes, and enhancements on a campus consisting of multiple data center buildings.

  3. Diagnose and repair complex control system malfunctions requiring extensive knowledge of a variety of electronic or digital controls systems, which will require an ability to test and write modifications in multiple languages of systems software.

  4. Troubleshoot and repair controls hardware including controllers, relays, measurement devices, actuators, etc.

  5. Review operating equipment data for efficiency improvements, monitor all building systems for abnormal operating trends, and make optimization adjustments accordingly.

  6. Manage controls vendors while supporting site operations, including direct oversight to all system configuration and component upgrades.

  7. Review quality control of hardware installation and review programming through commissioning process for new construction and retrofits.

  8. Provide controls scope and review proposals for retrofits and upgrades.

  9. Oversee all system configurations and component upgrades to ensure system integrity is maintained and that all modifications to existing systems are in compliance with best practices, including change control processes.

  10. Provide technical controls training and support to all Facility Operations staff.

  11. Collaborate with Global Automation and Optimization team to implement initiatives at the data center.

  12. Communicate all issues and upcoming controls work with site management.

  13. Less than twenty percent of occasional travel as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 5+ years of controls experience in programming development, start up, and commissioning of facility systems - central plants, air handling units, and evaporative cooling/humidification systems

  2. AS/BS degree in Engineering/Technical studies, Military Technical School, or equivalent work experience

  3. Experience in data centers or other critical environments

  4. Working knowledge of mechanical, electrical and life safety systems associated with critical environments

  5. Experience interpreting and auditing blueprints/CAD drawings and controls diagrams

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience with software programming languages: Python, PHP, SQL

  2. PLC/DDC experience

  3. Experience beyond field technician level - project management, project engineering, and operations management

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 accommodations-ext@fb.com.