Mechanical Engineer

Microsoft - Boydton, VA (30+ days ago)4.2


Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure and Operations (MCIO) is the engine that powers our cloud services. We deliver the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft's over 200 online businesses including Bing, MSN, Office 365, Xbox Live, Skype, OneDrive and the Microsoft Azure platform. Our infrastructure is comprised of a large global portfolio of more than 100 datacenters and 1 million servers. Our portfolio is built and managed by a team of subject matter experts working to support services for more than 1 billion customers and 20 million businesses in over 90 countries worldwide. We are responsible for designing, building and operating our unified global datacenters; managing the demand planning and capacity utilization of our unified infrastructure; and responsible for all operations needed to run the physical infrastructure (including supply chain, hardware, power, security, and workflow teams). We focus on smart growth with an emphasis on automation, data driven engineering, cost-effectiveness and environmental sustainability. At the forefront of the action in MCIO is our Datacenter Operations Group.

Responsibilities
In the Mechanical Engineer role, you will have an opportunity to work alongside a dynamic team of industry professionals across the Information Technology (IT) and Critical Environments (CE) spectrum, to support 24x7x365 on-site datacenter operations and mechanical infrastructures. You will be the technical authority for on-site operations of large-scale mechanical systems and designs. From establishing and coordinating maintenance & safety procedures, maintaining redundant high-capacity cooling systems; to operating and supporting datacenter backup electrical systems (diesel generators, rotary UPS, etc.) - you will steward vital infrastructure supporting deployments of Microsoft's online services. Your skills will support a range of single large capacity facilities, to several smaller ones - all built using cutting edge datacenter-industry designs and equipment! With your expertise you will also assist with supplier selection and overseeing mechanical supplier execution.

Excellent customer service, interpersonal awareness, and communication skills will be pivotal in bringing your technical abilities to life, supporting Microsoft’s future success!

Qualifications

REQUIRED - Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:
5+ Years’ experience operating mission-critical, 24x7x365 facilities or mechanical infrastructures
Strong technical knowledge in the operation of facility environments' various heating and cooling systems. (HVAC, Centrifugal chillers, chilled water, adiabatic, thermal storage systems, CRAH/CRAC, etc.)
Valid license to drive standard street-legal automatic transmission vehicles within local jurisdiction

Preferred – Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:
  • Bachelor/Master degree in Mechanical, Industrial, or Process Engineering
  • Experience with alternative, energy efficient water treatment methodologies and developing chemistry programs for processed water treatment
  • Understanding of maintenance & operation of critical environment backup electrical equipment. (Diesel generators, radiator, ventilation systems, fuel storage, distribution, & protection systems, etc.)
  • Knowledge of construction techniques, terminology, and documentation (Ability to interpret blueprints, electrical one-lines, construction drawings etc.)
  • Practical experience with building management systems and automation, controls & frameworks
Background Check Requirements: (US Government Sites)

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:
Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.
Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com.