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Sr. Electrical Engineer at Amazon Web Services

Sr. Electrical Engineer

Amazon Web Services Herndon, VA Full-Time


Job summary

Amazon Web Services is seeking Senior Electrical Engineers to become part of a global engineering team, responsible for the implementation and technical evaluation of our designs and the continuous innovation of our rapidly expanding data center footprint.

Senior Engineers at Amazon: Work to design resilient, cost effective electrical distribution systems. Are responsible for achieving a world-class uptime for our customers. They justify and communicate the technical decisions we make to Sr. Management and work hard to drive continuous advancements and improvements with our designs. They drive change and define/design the systems our customers rely on.

They have hands on electrical design and field experience and can design and operate electrical systems, have an understanding of the critical equipment needs for a data center, and understand the constructability of varying designs. As we grow, we are structuring our team to own more of our engineering in house. At Amazon, teamwork is absolutely necessary for us to accomplish our goals. You must be able to work within a team and depend on others to accomplish the required work. As an electrical engineer at Amazon, you will be working with other internal groups as well as external groups including utilities, manufacturers, vendors, and contractors.

As a Senior Engineer in this role, you will work with the Principals and the Senior Global Electrical Engineers to drive the standardization of designs across the global region in production data centers and resolve open technical issues in the electrical space. You will participate in the research and development of new technologies and designs applicable to our products or services. Relied on as a subject matter expert in the electrical engineering field, you write technical documentation for such projects. You also get to TRAVEL!!! International support will be part of the job, and some international travel will be necessary and should be no more than 30%.

Your tasks:

  • Conceives initiates and leads projects with widespread impact on infrastructure design, innovation and implementation.

  • Decompose complex problems into straightforward and actionable solutions.

  • Work with internal teams to understand user requirements and challenges.

  • Collaborate with teams or individuals from other disciplines, cultures and countries.

  • Escalate issues as required and communicate clearly and effectively at the appropriate level of detail with people from a wide range of technical abilities and backgrounds.

  • Produce clear and concise documentation such as detailed design specifications, white papers, wiring schematics and diagrams, and reports.

  • Understand and safeguard implementation of the Global Electrical Basis of Design (BoD) with constant auditing.

  • Drive standardization in the data center electrical designs.

  • Development of strategic solutions, which meet or exceed our quality requirements and fall within our budgetary requirements. Capture requirements and turn aspirational company or customer goals into well-defined, achievable and testable specifications and solutions.

  • Define project scope and provide technical support for information requests prior to, and during innovation and research and development projects.

  • Work with regional vendors and manufacturers to specify the appropriate electrical equipment.

  • Review and approval of critical equipment submittals including vendor Witness Tests.

  • Provide technical support on global Large Scale Events (LSEs), including participation on deep dives, investigations and recommendations on mitigation plans.

  • Ability to work on concurrent projects in multiple geographical regions.

  • Maintain and host technical electrical forums to provide a collaborative environment for development of datacenter electrical systems.

  • Provide support and mentorship for the whole of the DCGS engineering community.

  • Having fun and offering creative, out of the box solutions.

What we offer: A fast paced, fun, and exciting work environment. We continue to grow at exponential rates and are looking for individuals that can support our speed to market, enjoy a challenge, and have a desire for professional growth and continuous learning experiences. Amazons work environment is unique in every aspect and offers an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate.

If you are a creative, smart and driven individual that enjoys working with complex problems we want YOU! At Amazon, you will be responsible for working on multi-million dollar designs that support our array of businesses and wide variety of customers. Great ideas are encouraged and supported. Ingenuity is the main mechanism, which supports our focus on quality, speed, and cost.


We LOVE Data!! Make sure you apply with a detailed cv.

  • Bachelors degree in an electrical engineering.

  • Cumulative 5+ years of experience with industrial or commercial electrical design.

  • Excellent understanding of applicable regional electrical code (NEC, CEC, ETCI, NF C, etc).

  • In depth understanding of critical data center electrical equipment.

  • Ability to research new designs, technologies, and construction methods of data center equiment and facilities.

  • Ability to carry new design concepts through exploration, development, and into deployment/construction.


  • 3+ years of experience directly related to data center or mission critical facility design.

  • Professional Engineer, Chartered Engineer, or regional equivalent.

  • Familiarity with medium voltage distribution systems design.

  • Detailed understanding of uninterruptable power sources, diesel generators, electrical switchgear, power distribution units, variable frequency drives, and automatic/static transfer switches.

  • Direct experience with the construction, operation, or maintenance of data centers.

  • Basic understanding of mechanical equipment and system design.

  • Experience with fast track design/build projects and or multiple significant upgrade projects.

  • Experience with large-scale technical operations or large-scale compute farms.

  • Knowledge of building codes and regulations including Life Safety, IBC, NFPA, NEC, and OSHA

  • Possess leadership and problem solving skills.

  • Be a motivated, highly dependable individual.

  • Possess excellent communication skills, attention to detail, maintain high quality standards

  • An ability and willingness to think outside of the box to find creative and innovative solutions to reduce costs with no impact on quality, reliability, or maintainability.

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.

Why AWS?

About AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the worlds most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud

platform. We pioneered cloud computing and never stopped innovating thats 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, its 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.

Work/Life Balance

We value work-life harmony. Achieving success at work should never come at the expense of

sacrifices at home, which is why flexible work hours and arrangements are part of our culture.

When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, theres nothing we cant achieve in the


Mentorship & Career Growth

Were continuously raising our performance bar as we strive to become Earths Best Employer.

Thats why youll find endless knowledge-sharing, mentorship and other career-advancing

resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional.

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, please visit [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Sr. Electrical Engineer

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