An employee walks past servers in the Facebook data center in Forest City, North Carolina. Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
An employee walks past servers in the Facebook data center in Forest City, North Carolina. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)

Work in Tech: How to Get a Data Center Job at Facebook

Here’s what one of the world’s most cutting-edge data center teams is looking for.

If you’re a mechanical or electrical engineer, know how servers work, or simply someone who enjoys building computers at home and lives near one of the sites where Facebook is building data centers, chances are the company wants to hear from you.

The social network is continuing to grow quickly, and every new Facebook data center means lots of Facebook data center jobs. Typically, a few months before a data center comes online, “we put out a huge number of job requisitions, and we start looking to build the team,” Delfina Eberly, VP of infrastructure for site operations at Facebook, says. The roles that need to be filled can be anything from server technicians and infrastructure engineers to program managers.

They also range from entry-level to highly skilled. Facebook often hires people out of local junior colleges or trade schools, people who like working with their hands and don’t necessarily have data center experience. “We want somebody who loves technology,” she says.

See also: How to Get a Data Center Job at Google

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