CE Mechanical Engineer


Location: San Antonio, Texas

Job Type: Full time


The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
- Amelia Earhart

Microsoft’s Cloud Operations & Innovation (CO+I) is the engine that powers our cloud services. As a CO+I Mechanical Engineer, you will perform a key role in delivering the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft's online services including Bing, Office 365, Xbox, OneDrive, and the Microsoft Azure platform.

Empower Billions!

Our infrastructure is comprised of a large global portfolio of more than 100 datacenters and 1 million servers. Our foundation is built upon and managed by a team of subject matter experts working to support services for more than 1 billion customers and 20 million businesses in over 90 countries worldwide.

With environmental sustainability and optimization at the forefront of our datacenter design and operations, we continue to grow and evolve as we meet the ever-changing business demands that hold Microsoft as a world-class cloud provider.

Be at the forefront of the action in CO+Ias part of our global datacenter operations.



As a successful Critical Environment Mechanical Engineer your performance objectives include:

  • A strong desire and capability to learn, grow, and develop new skills
  • Empower a culture of safety, security, and compliance in all aspect of data center activities
  • Support dynamic projects, incorporating cross-functional teams, and ability to sell and implement technical solutions
  • Act as the technical authority for on-site operations of large-scale mechanical systems and designs
  • Collaborate with the Operations and Design team to develop data center (DC) mechanical designs, starting from project conception to issue for construction (IFC) for new DC projects build outs and major infrastructure upgrades
  • Author/review procedures for, coordinate, and oversee maintenance & safety procedures, maintaining redundant high-capacity cooling systems; to operating and supporting datacenter backup electrical systems (diesel generators, rotary UPS, etc.)
  • Assist with supplier selection and overseeing mechanical supplier execution


Basic Qualifications:

  • College/university/professional degree in Mechanical, Industrial, or Process Engineering AND/OR equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of experience with industrial or commercial field engineering in mission critical facilities and mechanical infrastructures (HVAC, etc)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fundamental understanding of the International Mechanical Code and Uniform/International Plumbing Codes
  • PMP or equivalent experience with formal project management of large scale projects
  • Demonstrated experience with critical datacenter CE equipment
  • Ability to analyze and manipulate large data sets to determine trends and drive insight and action
  • Strong technical knowledge in the operation of facility environments' various heating and cooling systems. (Centrifugal chillers, chilled water, adiabatic, thermal storage systems, CRAH/CRAC, etc.)
  • Experience with alternative, energy efficient water treatment methodologies and developing chemistry programs for processed water treatment
  • Understanding of maintenance & operation of critical environment backup electrical equipment. (Diesel generators, radiator, ventilation systems, fuel storage, distribution, & protection systems, etc.)
  • Knowledge of construction techniques, terminology, and documentation (Ability to interpret blueprints, electrical one-lines, construction drawings etc.)
  • Practical experience with building management systems and automation, controls & frameworks
You’ve got this!