Amazon’s Data Centers are industry leading examples of innovation in the areas of data center critical infrastructure design, space utilization, energy efficiency, and cost effectiveness.
We are known for our speed to market, reliability, and lowest total cost of ownership. Our Engineers are on the forefront of creating and delivering the most innovative products to our customers;
and are known for being a diverse and upbeat team that is continually improving the world of cloud computing. We continue to grow and are looking for individuals that can support our mission, enjoy a challenge, and have a desire for professional growth and continuous learning.
Amazon’s work environment is unique in every aspect and offers an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate. If you are a creative, smart, and driven individual that enjoys working with complex problems, we want YOU!
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seeking a Colocation Field Engineer with a Mechanical and / or Electrical Engineering background in mission critical facilities design, field, or operational engineering experience to become part of a global team that is responsible for performing availability and performance audits of our Colocation data centers.
As engineers at Amazon, we are responsible for achieving a world class uptime for our customers so we need to ensure that our Colocation data centers have resilient designs, cost effective systems, and an industry leading operational management program.
As one of our Colocation Field Engineers, you will work directly with the engineering and / or operations teams for the Colocation data centers within your assigned region to drive continuous advancements and improvements within their designs and operations.
We will look to you for identifying availability risks then to provide suggestions for improving the availability / costs / performance / simplicity of the equipment / system designs and operational readiness programs.
This will include reviewing existing designs and contributing your field experience to collaborate with the other peer engineering teams to develop approved remediation plans for any issues found in the field.
Amazon has a global presence, therefore, domestic and international travel will be necessary. Team work is absolutely necessary for us to accomplish our goals.
You must be able to work within a team and depend on others to accomplish the required tasks. This includes working with internal groups as well as external suppliers and consultants, including utilities, manufacturers, vendors, and contractors.
If you have an understanding of the critical equipment needs for large infrastructure mission critical sites and equipment;
especially data centers, and understand the constructability and maintainability of varying designs, you may be a good fit.
The Colocation Field Engineer will be responsible for the following :
Understanding the design and functionality of the data centers within your assigned region(s)
Traveling to different data center regions to conduct engineering evaluations of critical infrastructure designs, equipment performance, equipment settings, and commissioning results
Interpreting / evaluating Single Line Drawings (SLD), as-built drawings, equipment submittals, equipment specifications documentation, and performance data
Creating detailed audit reports along with identifying solutions to remediate any immediate threats to our operations
Leading internal teams to conduct Root Cause Analysis (RCA), developing Corrective Action (CA) solutions / plans for design gaps and performance related problems, and reporting status of implementations
Collaborating with Design and Commissioning Engineers to properly test and validate installation, operation, and performance of electrical / mechanical systems per the design intent;
then using this data to calibrate our performance models
Reporting results of audits to Operations and Engineering teams
Working on concurrent projects in multiple geographical regions
Being a leader within the group as well as within other teams
Being positive and always offer creative, out of the box solutions
Having fun and working hard!
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
5+ years of experience with leading MEP designs and / or complex root cause analyses in industrial or commercial in Mission Critical facilities combined with 1+ years of performing due diligence, design gap analysis, and / or operational performance audits of Mission Critical facilities
Strong command and fluency in English both spoken and written.
Fluent in Chinese
Comfortable with regular regional and global travel up to 50% of the time.
Master’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
Licensed Professional Engineer (for US-Based positions)
5+ years of continuous operating redundant electrical systems, cooling systems, water and air distribution systems, air flow containment systems, and building management systems.
This includes but is not limited to : uninterruptable power sources, diesel generators, MV and LV electrical switchgear, power distribution units, variable frequency drives, automatic / static transfer switches, chillers air-
cooled and water-cooled , pumps, cooling towers, heat exchangers, air handlers, air economizers, etc.
10+ years of direct experience with the design, construction, operation, or maintenance of mission critical data centers
Licensed Professional Engineer (for US-Based positions)
Experience with developing solutions and executing plans on fast track design / build projects and / or multiple significant upgrade projects
Experience with commissioning and / or performance testing of critical infrastructure and the associated controls systems for mission critical environments
System Matter Expert level of understanding of both mechanical and electrical equipment / design related to data centers
Good working knowledge of electrical system protection and co-ordination schemes
Knowledge of building codes and regulations including Life Safety, IBC, NFPA, NEC, ASHRAE, and OSHA
Possess excellent attention to detail and communication skills in order to maintain high quality standards for being organized, setting priorities, meeting deadlines, and staying within budgets
Possess leadership and problem solving skills
LEAN Engineering experience or certifications
ISO9001 or similar certifications
Uptime Institute Tier or Operational Sustainability Accredited Specialists Certification
Meets / exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
Meets / exceeds Amazon’s functional / technical depth and complexity for this role