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Facebook Director of Development in Des Moines, Iowa


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


Facebook designs, builds, leases, and operates the most innovative and efficient data centers in the world. Facebook is seeking a Director of Development to manage Facebook’s global data center real estate and development portfolio in line with the company’s strategic objectives. This role has overall global responsibility for the data center real estate supply portfolio and leading the team that manages all aspects of real estate and environment, including: new site location strategy and development, negotiations, leasing strategy, ongoing management of existing data centers and expansions, mitigation of environmental impacts at our data centers and surrounding community, and management of permitting and other approvals needed to successfully operate our growing fleet of data centers.

Required Skills:

  1. Grow and lead a global team of site selection, real estate, and environmental professionals dedicated to locating, developing, and managing Facebook’s global data center fleet.

  2. Collaborate with key leaders across design, engineering, construction, network, and legal to develop the strategic plan needed to execute against the company’s aggressive capacity targets.

  3. Guide team members on overall strategic approach to developing new capacity while mitigating risk and ensuring that sufficient contingency plans are in place.

  4. Accountable for data center supply roadmap and delivering on capacity targets while minimizing cost and optimizing for flexibility and reliability.

  5. Ensure that existing data center locations can operate and expand successfully.

  6. Collaborate with operational teams to ensure high uptime, capacity availability, with flexibility with cost efficiency.

  7. Represent Facebook in meetings with executives from potential suppliers, governments, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders.

  8. Recruit, on-board, and mentor internal staff and ensure robust learning and career development.

  9. Travel domestically and internationally as needed (25%+).

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 15+ years of overall experience working in the site selection or real estate space.

  2. 8+ years experience managing a multi-layered organization.

  3. Proven commercial leadership and negotiation experience on multi-variable, complex deals.

  4. Proven track record of delivering large capital projects.

  5. Experience developing the vision for Facebook’s location strategy using development experience, including: site selection & negotiation, feasibility analysis, site planning, entitlements, permitting and contingency planning.

  6. Strategic thinker with experience driving decision making in ambiguous environments with experience influencing senior level stakeholders.

  7. Analytical problem-solving skills, experience being effective in a fast paced, hands-on work environment, and have a track record of success leading projects and developing complex solutions across multiple stakeholders.

  8. Competent collaborator and skilled cross-functional communicator.

  9. Communication, and presentation skills.

  10. Proven track record of organizational leadership, including leading larger organizations and scaling teams during growth cycles.

  11. Knowledgeable about and/or experience to quickly assess industry trends and headwinds, market opportunities, and the competitive landscape.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a business, finance, real estate, MBA or J.D.

  2. 10+ years of commercial real estate experience

  3. International development experience

  4. Experience in data center industry

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at