DCEO Chief Engineer 4, Data Center Engineering Operations

Amazon

Description

Amazon is looking for an energetic, detail-oriented individual to join our Data Center Engineering Operations Team. This committed group works to maintain the critical physical infrastructure that supports Amazon Web Services. Specifically, this team works to ensure that the data centers MEP operates at 100% availability while maintaining first-class customer service to the teams and groups within the data centers.

The Data Center Chief Engineer (CE) is responsible for ensuring that all electrical, mechanical, and fire/life safety equipment within the data center is operating at peak efficiency. This involves both planned preventative maintenance of equipment, daily corrective work, and emergency response to emergent issues. The CE serves as an expert technical resource reporting to a site’s Data Center Facility Manager and interacting with onsite Engineering Operations Technicians (EOT) and any third party vendors. They are expected to be a singular focal point for all facility operations within a given data center and to support Amazon within its owned and operated data centers. Data center equipment that supports mission-critical servers must maintain better than 99.999% uptime.

Also expected from the CE is the ability to management small-to-medium impacting projects from conception to completion. These projects involve large amounts of independent work as well as collaboration with external support groups including engineering, automation, processing, and finance in both local and global settings. The CE will be tasked with creating and delivering on key milestones, obtaining and tracking quotes for all necessary costs, and documenting project results for future implementation at other facilities. The goals of such projects are for the CE to drive innovation and resiliency while reducing operational costs in the facilities.

The CE directs, trains and supports EOT’s in their role of providing hands-on electrical and mechanical equipment troubleshooting and operations. Implementation and execution of site/equipment-specific training exercises is also expected. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, stand-by diesel generators, switchgear, UPS’s, PDU’s, AHU’s, chillers, cooling towers, chemical treatment systems, pumps, motors, VFD’s, and building automation systems.

AWS Infrastructure Services owns the design, planning, delivery, and operation of all AWS global infrastructure. In other words, we’re the people who keep the cloud running. We support all AWS data centers and all of the servers, storage, networking, power, and cooling equipment that ensure our customers have continual access to the innovation they rely on. We work on the most challenging problems, with thousands of variables impacting the supply chain — and we’re looking for talented people who want to help.

You’ll join a diverse team of software, hardware, and network engineers, supply chain specialists, security experts, operations managers, and other vital roles. You’ll collaborate with people across AWS to help us deliver the highest standards for safety and security while providing seemingly infinite capacity at the lowest possible cost for our customers. And you’ll experience an inclusive culture that welcomes bold ideas and empowers you to own them to completion.

Key job responsibilities

• Oversee the day-to-day operations and maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment in a data center.

• Operate independently with limited direct management

• Act as an escalation point for all facilities-related issues within the data center, escalating to the Data Center Facility Manager as needed

• Perform root cause analysis of equipment failures

• Troubleshoot and report of facility and data sever-level events within internal SLA

• Create and deploy new standard practices for Engineering Operations Technicians, Chief Engineers, and vendor support teams

• Provide training and guidance to Engineering Operations Technicians

• Ensure all safety procedures are adhered to by vendor and Amazon staff

• Utilize internal CMMS to manage building workflows

• Communicate complex technical information to a non-technical audience

About the team

Why AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. We pioneered cloud computing and never stopped innovating — that’s why customers from the most successful startups to Global 500 companies trust our robust suite of products and services to power their businesses.

Diverse Experiences

Amazon values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the preferred qualifications and skills listed in the job description, we encourage candidates to apply. If your career is just starting, hasn’t followed a traditional path, or includes alternative experiences, don’t let it stop you from applying.

Work/Life Balance

We value work-life harmony. Achieving success at work should never come at the expense of sacrifices at home, which is why we strive for flexibility as part of our working culture. When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, there’s nothing we can’t achieve in the cloud.

Inclusive Team Culture

Here at AWS, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Our employee-led affinity groups foster a culture of inclusion that empower us to be proud of our differences. Ongoing events and learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences, inspire us to never stop embracing our uniqueness.

Mentorship and Career Growth

We’re continuously raising our performance bar as we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer. That’s why you’ll find endless knowledge-sharing, mentorship and other career-advancing resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Manassas, VA, USA

Basic Qualifications

– 4 years of relevant work experience in a data center or other critical environment or 8 years of Technical (Military/Trade School) training and/or experience with relevant data center facilities equipment

– High School diploma or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

– Associates or Bachelors in applicable engineering field or mechanical or electrical trades

– Operating engineering licenses such as DC II, DC III, or equivalent

– Stationary Engineering or Building Engineering License

– Electrical or mechanical Journeyman License

– CFC license

– NFPA 70E

– Strong verbal and written communication skills

– Solid leadership and organizational skills

– Ability to prioritize in a complex, fast-paced environment

– Attention to detail

Physical Requirements:

• Walk job sites in uneven terrain

• Work at heights and from ladders

• Regularly lift and/or move up to 49 pounds; and participate in group lifts for 50 pounds or more

• Coordinate body movements when using tools or equipment

• Reach and stretch to position equipment and fixtures while maintaining balance

• Bend or twist the body into unusual positions while working

• Perform physical tasks all day without becoming overly tired

• Use hands to manipulate small wires and objects

• Push or pull heavy objects into position

• Work in a noisy environment

• Work at depths, such as under raised floors.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

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