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Principal Data Center Infrastructure Engineer (Level 7)

Company: Amazon.com, Inc.
Location: Herndon
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Amazon is closely following the impacts of COVID-19. Learn more on how we are supporting our employees, candidates, customers and communities through the pandemic. Job ID: 1478707 - Amazon Data Services, Inc. Principal Controls Engineer
Amazon Web Services is seeking a Principal Controls Engineer to become part of a global engineering team, pioneering and developing the next generation of automation systems for AWS data centers. We are passionate about controls and get our energy through challenge, innovation and design. Success is measured against the possible, not the probable, and we strive to find answers to every unknown.

Engineers at Amazon work to design resilient, cost effective systems. As engineers at Amazon we are responsible for achieving world class uptime for our customers. We justify and communicate the technical decisions we make to Senior Management and work hard to drive continuous advancements and improvements with our designs. As an engineer at Amazon you have the ability to drive change and define/design the systems our customers rely on.

Amazon offers a fast paced, fun, and exciting work environment. We continue to grow at exponential rates and are looking for individuals that can support our speed to market, enjoy a challenge, and have a desire for professional growth and continuous learning experiences. 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! At Amazon you will be responsible for working on multi-million dollar designs that support our array of businesses and wide variety of customers. Great ideas are encouraged and supported. Ingenuity is the main mechanism that supports our focus on quality, speed, and cost.

We are looking for a Data Center Controls Engineer global technical leader with hands on control automation experience. As we grow, we are structuring our team to own more of our engineering in house. In this role you will work with the Senior Global Engineers to drive the standardization of designs across the global region in production data centers and resolve open technical issues in the controls space. As part of the team, you will work with highly motivated experts and innovators in the data center industry. You will drive multiple projects, including mult-imillion dollar controls deployments and retrofitting legacy buildings. Utilizing Amazon Leadership Principles, you will develop new processes or standards and test new innovations in the controls space. You will participate in the research and development of new technologies and designs applicable to our products or services. You will be also responsible for writing technical documentation for such projects. You must be capable of defining critical equipment specifications and approving equipment submittals. You will be relied on as a subject matter expert in the controls engineering field. At Amazon, we highly support continued learning opportunities and focus on continued employee development.

At Amazon, 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 work. As an engineer at Amazon, you will be working with other internal groups as well as external groups including manufacturers, vendors, and contractors.

Amazon has a global presence. Travel will be necessary but shouldn't be more than 30%. International support will be part of the job, and some international travel will be necessary. Support could consist of working on international teams and could require developing schematic and design document packages. An understanding of international electrical design requirements is preferable.

Responsibilities of the Principal Controls Engineer
The Senior Principal Engineering will provide technical leadership to design and field engineering as well as operations and deployment teams. The controls engineer will be responsible for the following:
-- Capture requirements and turn aspirational company or customer goals into well-defined, achievable, and testable specifications and solutions.
-- Collaborate with teams or individuals from other disciplines, cultures, and countries.
-- Produce clear and concise documentation such as detailed design specifications, technical papers, wiring schematics and diagrams, and reports.
-- Development of strategic solutions which meet or exceed our quality requirements and fall within our budgetary requirements.
-- Work with regional vendors and manufacturers to specify the appropriate systems and equipment.
-- Provide technical support on global Large Scale Events (LSE's), including participation in deep dives, investigations, and development of recommended mitigation plans.
-- Maintain and host technical controls theory and design forums to provide a collaborative environment for development of datacenter control systems. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS -- Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology, HVAC, or other related engineering degree.
-- 10+ years of experience with electrical diagrams, control diagrams, building operations, control circuits, industrial HVAC.
-- Minimum 2 years of experience with one or more of the following products [Siemens: Apogee/Disego] [Honeywell: Building Controls/Trend] [Schneider Electric: PowerLogic/Struxureware] [Rockwell Automation: FactoryTalk, Tridium Niagra] [Eaton: Foreseer] [ABB: Decathalon] [Johnson Controls: Metasys Power User Level Windows Skill Set] PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS -- Master's degree or higher in electrical engineering.
-- 15+ years of experience directly related to data center or mission critical facility design.
-- In depth understanding of critical data center electrical and mechanical equipment.
-- Understanding of the European EN & IEC standards.
-- Experience mentoring/ training the engineering community on complex technical issues.
-- Ability to research new designs, technologies, and construction methods of data center equipment and facilities.
-- Direct experience with the construction, operation, or maintenance of data centers.
-- Deep understanding of mechanical equipment and system design.
-- Experience with fast track design/build projects and or multiple significant upgrade projects.
-- Experience with large-scale technical operations or large-scale compute facilities.
-- Possess excellent communication skills, attention to detail, maintain high quality standards.
-- Knowledge of building codes and regulations including Life Safety, IBC, NFPA, NEC, and OSHA.
-- Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role
-- Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

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. Important FAQs for current Government employees Before proceeding, please review the following FAQshttps://www.amazon.jobs/en/faqs#faqs-for-us-government-employees Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.

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