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Program Manager, Data Center Design Engineering

Job ID: 2664978 | Amazon Data Services, Inc.


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.

Have you ever wondered what goes into building design and infrastructure for state of the art buildings? Just starting your career and looking for a change to project management for cutting edge building technology? This just may be the position for you! Our Data Center Design Engineering team has doubled in size over the last 2 years. Due to this growth we need a collaborative, organized, and innovative Program Manager (PM) for data analysis, database development, data entry, and basic building design. Additional duties may include making quarterly Basis of Design (BOD) updates, implementing design standards, expanding energy saving concepts and developing building construction documents. In this role, the PM will work with a best in class group of engineers to produce construction documents for bidding and assist senior engineers with detailed project work. As the Program Manager, you will provide data entry and analysis, database building, data entry automation for interface with partner teams, and basic development of building construction documents and specifications as a part of the Data Center Design Engineering (DCDE) team, which operates within 16 geographic regions, and you will be an integral part of our work to change the world through technology. Want to know more about the team you will be joining? The DCDE team at Amazon Web Services (AWS) consists of Architects, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Security and Controls Engineers working to design the next generation of data centers. Our team is committed to achieving a world-class uptime for our customers and we strive to develop a fleet of buildings emphasizing security, safety, and efficiency, while finding new ways to meet AWS’s growing demand. We justify and communicate the technical decisions we make directly to AWS leadership and work hard to drive continuous advancements in our designs. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to directly impact our business and create positive change. AWS is one of the fastest growing subsidiaries of Amazon. We operate a global data center network, making AWS the largest cloud computing company. Our buildings are a major component of worldwide cloud-computing infrastructure and we are industry-leading examples of mission critical facilities. At AWS, we are Builders who are changing the world through technology. This position will involve routine travel, typically including short (1 week) domestic trips every other month, plus an annual trip to a global location.

Key job responsibilities
• Data entry into existing data analysis tools
• Develop automation and visual dashboards
• Drive process improvements across the organization.
• Developing specifications for construction documents
• Coordinate with construction and commissioning teams to answer requests for information
• Giving access to project folders for appropriate team members
• Collaborate with global EE teams to achieve alignment of design
• Develop special projects and assist senior engineers with detailed calculations for special projects
• Coordinate and collaborate with Architectural, Civil, Structural, and Mechanical teams

About the team
o 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.

o 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.

o 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.

o 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.

o 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:

Herndon, VA, USA


- Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent experience.
- 1+ years of experience with industrial or commercial building design.
- 1+ years of experience developing design documentation (plans, specifications, etc.) for construction and/or permitting.


- Engineer in Training certification
- Understanding of building plans, project specifications, and building controls documentation
- Intermediate experience with MS Office
- Prior project management experience
- Possess excellent communication skills, attention to detail, maintain high quality standards.

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