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Mechanical Engineer, DCC Communities

location icon US, TX, Austin
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is looking for highly technical and critical individual to solve the most challenging problems in our industry. Data Center Engineering is a global team responsible for the design and operation of industry-leading, large-scale, business critical facilities. Each team member is a highly motivated individual with demonstrated design and analytical expertise in the efficient function of mission-critical facilities. At Amazon we leverage unique opportunities presented to us by owning everything from the substation, to the server, and back to the cooling systems. We are diverse, upbeat, creative, team-oriented engineers and managers working on a daily basis to develop architectures and technology that are driving future data center designs. Amazon Engineers are constantly challenged to quickly deliver the highest quality and most technically efficient data centers in the world.
Job Summary
The Senior Mechanical Engineer understands key problems, proposes and analyzes multiple solutions to produce the most energy efficient, cost effective, and rapidly scalable mechanical designs achievable.
The Senior Mechanical Engineer ultimately provides the vision and rationale for Amazon’s data center mechanical designs to leadership, while ensuring current systems meet performance and operational standards.
• Understands the key aspects of status quo data center mechanical systems to the extent that key sources of: high capital/operational costs, reduced efficiencies, high-levels of maintenance, security issues and safety risks can be identified as improvement areas in next-generation data center designs.
• Actively define, scope and participate in project & product teams focused on delivering innovations in next-generation data centers.
• Provide direct influence over the mechanical design and construction of new data centers and general capital endeavors.
• A strong understanding of business analysis and practices including Total Cost of Ownership and Return on Investment models.
• Create product & project specifications, requests for proposals, and capital requests.
• Work closely with hardware designers to optimize the interfaces between the IT equipment and the facility as well as understand the future trends and initiatives in IT equipment technology.
• Provide total project management and oversight of construction, including ownership of the project scope, timeline, and budget.

• Manage total product & project quality including:

- The creation, oversight and execution of commissioning plans.
- Conduct reviews of equipment and system performance with end-users during and after initial deployments.
- Record and report key metrics to team members and management.
- For issues that arise in data centers, drive teams to supply: root-cause analysis, quantify customer exposure, provide remediation, long-term corrective measures as well as ensuring these efforts are documented such that the issue doesn’t reoccur.

• Grows and coaches the engineering team through interviews, hiring, one-on-one coaching and mentoring.
• Plans and forecasts budgetary needs for the engineering group that support future projects and growth.
• Works independently and has periodic reviews with Principal Engineers both inside and outside the Data Center Engineering organization as well as management reviews.

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.

About the team
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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

Austin, TX, USA | Columbus, OH, USA | Herndon, VA, USA | Seattle, WA, USA
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