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Oracle Senior Director, Global Data Center Design and Construction in Topeka, Kansas

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Come and join us! At Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), we build the future of the cloud for Enterprises as a diverse team of fellow creators and inventors. We act with the speed and attitude of a start-up, with the scale and customer-focus of the leading enterprise software company in the world. Values are OCI's foundation and how we deliver excellence. We strive for equity, inclusion, and respect for all. We are committed to the greater good in our products and our actions. We are constantly learning and taking opportunities to grow our careers and ourselves. We challenge each other to stretch beyond our past to build our future. You are the builder here. You will be part of a team of really inquisitive, motivated, and a diverse group of people who are given the autonomy and support to do your best work. It is a dynamic and flexible workplace where you'll belong and be encouraged.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is seeking a Senior Director of Global Data Center Design and Construction, reporting to the leader of DC Engineering Services. As our Senior Director, you would have overall global responsibility for all our OCI data center facility design and construction efforts - including ownership of facility infrastructure design standards, technical site selection, and facility / white space construction projects. You'll oversee key engineering build and construction projects across our global data center infrastructure footprint. You will lead a team of electrical, mechanical, network infrastructure engineering resources in order to drive the evolution of OCI's facility infrastructure design and support our rapid growth. A crucial part of this role will be focused on driving further definition of our infrastructure products and leading continuous improvement in how we design, deploy and expand our data center footprint.



  • Lead a team in the design, build, commissioning & delivery of data center critical infrastructure & network capacity for Oracle Cloud.

  • Work with other engineering managers in cross functional efforts across the Oracle Data Center Engineering organization.

  • Develop and lead updates to the design standards and specifications for consistency, maximum system reliability and optimal facility utilization.

  • Provide mission critical system review and assessment to support technical site evaluation efforts for new facilities.

  • Research new designs, materials, and construction methods for data center equipment and related components, including site and building.

  • Provide and review detailed workflows for change management activities.

  • Develop capital project budgets and sophisticated business case analyses.

  • Provide and analyze energy efficient solutions to minimize losses.

  • Travel to data center sites for building relationships with pre-construction, construction and QA/QC partners, as required (15% - 25% travel).

  • Respond on an as-needed basis to data center build and construction related emergencies.

  • Conduct weekly meetings with direct reports to provide feedback and assist in addressing concerns and removing roadblocks.

  • Help develop and guide career path plans for direct reports.


  • Minimum of 10 years professional experience in data center design, construction, operations, and maintenance, with minimum 5 years of people management experience.

  • Proven technical depth needed to run this unique space in addition to a strong background of organizational management and leadership.

  • Strong leadership skills, and experience in leading teams and projects.

  • Experience building trusted relationships with immediate team, external stakeholders and vendors to influence decisions for the benefit of the business.

  • Bachelors degree in computer science or a related subject area, or equivalent work experience required; advanced degree is beneficial.

  • Experience in engineering within the data center environment.

  • Extensive knowledge of data center power and cooling technologies including associated industry standards such as Uptime Institute.

  • Cross-discipline knowledge of complete critical facility systems and design & construction cross-discipline knowledge of pre-construction services.

  • Strong fundamental knowledge of data center IT technology, including networks, compute, storage and mainframe.

  • Extensive experience in industry cabling standards (e.g. BICSII, RCDD etc.) to drive cabling design.

  • Knowledge of industry standards, building codes and safety standards including International Building Code.

  • Communications skills.

  • Knowledge with AutoCAD, Revit/BIM, and PowerPoint software.


Certain US customer or client-facing roles may be required to comply with applicable requirements, such as immunization and occupational health mandates.

Range and benefit information provided in this posting are specific to the United States only

Hiring Range: from $161,600 to $338,600 per annum. May be eligible for bonus, equity, and compensation deferral.

Oracle maintains broad salary ranges for its roles in order to account for variations in knowledge, skills, experience, market conditions and locations, as well as reflect Oracle’s differing products, industries and lines of business.

Candidates are typically placed into the range based on the preceding factors as well as internal peer equity.

Oracle offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following:

  1. Medical, dental, and vision insurance, including expert medical opinion

  2. Short term disability and long term disability

  3. Life insurance and AD&D

  4. Supplemental life insurance (Employee/Spouse/Child)

  5. Health care and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts

  6. Pre-tax commuter and parking benefits

  7. 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan with company match

  8. Paid time off: Flexible Vacation is provided to all eligible employees assigned to a salaried (non-overtime eligible) position. Accrued Vacation is provided to all other employees eligible for vacation benefits. For employees working at least 35 hours per week, the vacation accrual rate is 13 days annually for the first three years of employment and 18 days annually for subsequent years of employment. Vacation accrual is prorated for employees working between 20 and 34 hours per week. Employees working fewer than 20 hours per week are not eligible for vacation.

  9. 11 paid holidays

  10. Paid sick leave: 72 hours of paid sick leave upon date of hire. Refreshes each calendar year. Unused balance will carry over each year up to a maximum cap of 112 hours.

  11. Paid parental leave

  12. Adoption assistance

  13. Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  14. Financial planning and group legal

  15. Voluntary benefits including auto, homeowner and pet insurance

About Us

An Oracle career can span industries, roles, Countries and cultures, giving you the opportunity to flourish in new roles and innovate, while blending work life in. Oracle has thrived through 40+ years of change by innovating and operating with integrity while delivering for the top companies in almost every industry.

In order to nurture the talent that makes this happen, we are committed to an inclusive culture that celebrates and values diverse insights and perspectives, a workforce that inspires thought leadership and innovation.

Oracle offers a highly competitive suite of Employee Benefits designed on the principles of parity, consistency, and affordability. The overall package includes certain core elements such as Medical, Life Insurance, access to Retirement Planning, and much more. We also encourage our employees to engage in the culture of giving back to the communities where we live and do business.

At Oracle, we believe that innovation starts with diversity and inclusion and to create the future we need talent from various backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to successfully participate in the job application, interview process, and in potential roles. to perform crucial job functions.

That’s why we’re committed to creating a workforce where all individuals can do their best work. It’s when everyone’s voice is heard and valued that we’re inspired to go beyond what’s been done before.

Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer * . All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans’ status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Oracle will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records pursuant to applicable law.

* Which includes being a United States Affirmative Action Employer