Data Center Project Architect
Herndon, VA 
Posted 7 days ago
Job Description
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seeking a Data Center Project Architect 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.

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.

* 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.
* Create, review, and release design RFPs.
* Manage our external design consultants through the design and construction process.
* Coordinate with internal and external Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Controls, and Cabling 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%.Basic Qualifications
* Architecture license.
* 7+ years of commercial / industrial design experience.
* 3+ years of data center or mission critical facilities design experience.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
7+ years
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