Senior Chief Engineer Data Center Operations
Paris, FR
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The Senior Chief Engineer is responsible for delivery of best practice systems and problem resolution on all data center electrical and mechanical infrastructure (UPS, MV electrical systems, generators, cooling systems etc.

within the data center environment in a specific location. The role requires a highly driven, self-managed individual who demonstrates initiative and proactively seeks innovative solutions to highly complex technical problems.

Will report directly to the local DC Engineering Operations Manager or Country Manager.

AWS Data Centres

AWS pioneered cloud computing in 2006, creating cloud infrastructure that allows customers build securely and innovate faster.

We continuously innovates the designs and systems within our Data Centers to protect them from man-made and natural risks.

As a result, Amazon data centers are large-scale high-density centers where you will work on changing the face of Cloud Technology in the region.

People and Culture

To succeed in AWS, people must be self-motivated, highly technically-minded and intent on delivering world-class results.

You will put the customer first in everything you do and build trust and communicate effectively with people at all levels of the business.

Our team culture is collaborative; it is designed to empower and enable to you to succeed. We take pride in the diversity that is achieved by the global talent within the company.

We promote and develop a strong safety culture.

The successful candidate will be accountable for :

  • Setting and maintaining the highest standards for safety and actively promoting a world-class safety culture in all aspects of operational procedure
  • Driving continuous improvement efforts on infrastructure through standardization of procedures and policies, while delivering performance against agreed metrics
  • Enabling the operations organization to delivering 100% up-time on all customer supporting infrastructure
  • Training and mentoring technical operations staff members on the execution of all corrective and preventative maintenance activities on all mission-critical infrastructure
  • Collaborating effectively with 3rd party providers to deliver operational excellence for all AWS customers
  • Innovation and delivery of a portfolio of strategic projects on critical infrastructure to ensure class-leading performance
  • The successful delivery of build-out and retrofit of facility infrastructure in existing and new regional locations through a deep technical review and execution of construction & commissioning activities by contracted providers
  • Ensuring organizational capability to react & respond appropriately to any potential customer impacting event on any component of electrical or mechanical infrastructure.
  • About Us :

    Work Hard. Have Fun. Make History". This is our motto and we do all 3 every day. AWS S3 web service recently accepted its 1 trillionth object, currently accepting more than 40,000 objects every second on a daily basis.

    We think this is really cool and want to expand our cloud to meet our customers continued needs.

    We are the most Customer Centric Company in the world and will stop at nothing to meet our customers demands. We have proven this business model a success for many years and are always on the lookout for like-

    minded individuals to take us to the next level.

    We are expanding at unseen rates, more than doubling our worldwide CloudFront co-location Data Centers in the last 12 months, and expecting to exceed that amount again in the coming 12 months.

    We are also constantly building brand new Data Centers all around the world with more coming online every few months.

    We are building some of the largest distributed systems in the world, and we need smart people to help plan and put the pieces together.

    We are obsessed with Operational Excellence and strive to improve everything we do.

    We also want you to progress your career, so will give you the tools to focus on your next desired role and then help you reach it, this is part of our ethos.


  • 15+ years’ experience in a high-volume mission-critical operational environment (eg data centre, healthcare, high technology manufacturing, large scale production, aviation maintenance) preferably 7x24x365 operational experience & responsibilities.
  • 10+ year’s relevant leadership experience in an engineering / technical environment for medium to large scale engineering operations (preferably electrical and mechanical).
  • Demonstrable capability to form and lead tactical response teams to resolve specific technical issues by delivering root-

    cause remediation and successful timely implementation.

  • Proven experience of strategic project / portfolio management delivering medium and large scale technical projects.
  • An ability to deliver results in highly complex, technically challenging situations where collaboration across multiple teams is required.
  • Ability to prioritize in complex environment.
  • Strong IT skills; experience and knowledge of MS Office suite.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills at all levels within the organization, with a requirement to have excellent communications skills through English.
  • A history of working with geographically separated teams to deliver speedy solutions to technical issues that can be quickly deployed across multiple geographies.
  • Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or relevant Engineering discipline (preferred) or demonstrable equivalent (lesser qualification + equivalent work experience).
  • Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or relevant Engineering discipline
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