Data Center Project Architect, DC Design Engineering

Dunn Loring VA Amazon Data Services, Inc.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seeking a Data Center Project Architect to join its design team in Herndon, Virginia. This position is also available in Seattle Washington.

AWS designs, builds, and operates Data Centers (DC) around the world and is a leader in worldwide cloud-computing infrastructure.

Architects at AWS work to design resilient, cost effective DC facilities. Our team is responsible for achieving a world class uptime for our customers and drive to develop a fleet of buildings that emphasize security, safety, efficiency, and cost effectiveness, while finding new ways to meet AWS’s growing demand.

As a DC Project Architect at AWS, you will lead designs for Amazon DCs in our Americas Region and impact other projects around the world. As a DC Project Architect, you will be part of a highly creative and efficient design team comprised of Architects, Engineers, and Designers tasked with solving problems and challenging the status quo. As a subject matter expert, you will have a direct impact on the design of prototypical DC facilities, provide technical guidance, solve large scale implementation issues, and be responsible for architectural design requirements.

Key job responsibilities
· Communicate conceptual designs and create/maintain project documentation before, during, and after construction.
· Maintenance of Basis of Design, prototype design, and template specifications for architectural elements.
· Review and inform design RFPs.
· Manage our external design consultants through the design and construction process.
· Coordinate with internal and external Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Controls, Cabling, and Security design engineers.
· Effectively communicate design standards to internal and external project partners.
· Manage multiple fast paced projects simultaneously.
· Think outside of the box to find innovative solutions prior to and during the construction process to reduce costs without negative impacts on quality or reliability.
· Travel for site assessments, internal design meetings, construction review, and interfacing with design consultants. Anticipated travel not to exceed 25%.

About the team
Why AWS?
About 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.

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 celebrate 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.

Mentorship & Career Growth
We have a career path for you no matter what stage you’re in when you start here. 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


· NCARB recognized architecture license.
· 5+ years of design experience in commercial / industrial / other complex technical projects.
· 1+ years of Data Center or Mission Critical facility design experience.
· 1+ years leading sub-consultants and project teams.
· Proficiency in building codes, regulations, and standards including IBC or equivalent.
· Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.


· 1+ years of large scale Data Center facility design experience.
· Solid working proficiency with AutoCAD, Revit, Bluebeam, and MS Office Suite.
· Proficiency in building codes, regulations, and standards including IBC, IFC, NFPA, and Unified Facility Criteria (UFC).
· Experience designing projects to comply with ICD/ICS 705 accreditation requirements.
· Vendor and consultant management skills.
· Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.
· Ability to travel internationally.
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role.
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role.

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