Data Center Structural Engineer, Data Center Design Engineering


$93K — $185K *

Austin, TX 78701
+ 2 other locations

More than 4w ago


8 - 10 years of experience

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Job Description


Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seeking a Data Center Structural Engineer to join its design team in Herndon, Virginia.

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

Engineers in 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 emphasizing security, safety, efficiency, and cost effectiveness, while finding new ways to meet AWS’s growing demand.

As a DC Structural Engineer at AWS, you will be part of the design team for Amazon DCs in our Americas Region and impact other projects around the world. As a Structural Engineer at AWS 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 to team members, review milestone drawings by consultants, solve large scale implementation issues, and be responsible for structural design requirements.

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


- ABET accredited Bachelor’s degree in civil or structural engineering

- Planning on obtaining Professional Engineering License in next 12 months

- 7+ years experience in structural design for industrial or commercial projects

- Proficiency in building codes, regulations, and standard including IBC and ASCE.

· 5+ years of experience with design of Data Center, Mission Critical, Hospital, Schools, Commercial or Residential Tower facilities.


- Master’s degree in civil or structural engineering.

- PE or SE Engineering license.

- Experience with the design, construction, operation, or maintenance of DCs.

- Solid working proficiency with AutoCAD, Revit, Bluebeam, and MS Office Suite.

- Detailed understanding of tilt-up and precast concrete structures, structural steel systems, seismic design, wind loading, snow loading, and forensic analysis of building design and construction defects.

- Experience in value engineering for building structural systems.

- Experience in design and calculation for auxiliary framing systems used to support cable tray, conduit, ductwork, etc.

- Experience in design and review of non-structural components and non-building structures

- Ability to evaluate the constructability of new technologies, and determine construction methods of data center equipment and facilities.

- Ability to perform and present business case analysis.

- Motivated, dependable and capable of working with limited oversight.

- Ability and willingness to 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.

- Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, maintain high quality standards.

- Ability to effectively communicate design standards to internal and external project partners.

- Basic understanding of large scale mechanical and electrical system components and designs.

- Ability to manage multiple fast paced projects simultaneously.

- Ability to travel internationally

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation,

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $93,500/year in our lowest geographic market up to $185,000/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits.

Amazon is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle, Washington, which focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It is one of the Big Five companies in the U.S. information technology industry, along with Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook. Amazon is known for its disruption of well-established industries through technological innovation and mass scale. It is the world's largest online marketplace, AI assistant provider, and cloud computing platform as measured by revenue and market capitalization. Amazon is the largest Internet company by revenue in the world. It is also the second-largest private employer in the United States and one of the world's most valuable companies.
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