Amazon Web Services

Architect, Data Center Engineering - Civil, Structural, Architectural Solutions

Posted 04 March 2024
Job type Permanent

Company's Benefits

  • Flexible Working Arrangements

    Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Equal Pay Initiatives

    Equal Pay Initiatives

  • Mentorship Program

    Mentorship Program

  • Leadership Development Program

    Leadership Development Program

  • Paid Parental Leave

    Paid Parental Leave

  • Return to Work Policy

    Return to Work Policy

  • Breastfeeding Rooms

    Breastfeeding Rooms

  • Sponsorship Program

    Sponsorship Program

  • Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

    Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

  • Internal Women's Networking Group

    Internal Women's Networking Group

Job Description


The Architect in Data Center Engineering - Civil, Structural, Architectural Solutions (DCE-CSAS) team has the ability to understand the customer demand as well as the technology & business opportunities that exist in order to achieve the organization’s goals. You understand key problems, and propose and analyze multiple solutions to produce the most efficient, cost effective, resilient, and scalable architectural designs/remediations achievable.

The Architect in DCE-CSAS provides the global vision, rationale and recommendations to leadership teams for next-generation data center architectural design and remediation on new and existing sites, while ensuring current architectural systems meet performance and operational standards.

As an Architect in DCE-CSAS, you are a leader and visionary in your field, working within and leading the work of cross-functional teams that include: technical program management, product management, structural engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, supply chain management, operations, safety and security, and legal. You will participate in external forums/consortiums to understand current trends and developments within the industry. You will be responsible for leading the global architectural infrastructure design, strategy, product innovation and development, and audit/remediations of existing sites. This role will communicate the technical decisions we make to Senior Architects/Engineers and will drive continuous improvements with our designs.

Key job responsibilities
Amazon's vision is to be the world's most customer-centric company, and this role is key to that vision. As an Architect, you will be leading projects to ever-evolving customer needs for the new and existing AWS data center fleet as we continue hyper-scale expansion.

Our Architects:
- Understand the key aspects of legacy and modern data center architectural systems. Using this experience, you identify improvement areas in existing and next-generation data center designs to address: master planning building architectural systems, constructability and sustainability.
- Communicate conceptual architectural data center designs and remediation solutions to internal and external project partners.
- Create, review and release architectural design RFPs and manage external design consultants.
- Provide relevant feedback into Basis of Designs, prototype designs, and template specifications for architectural systems.
- Coordinate with internal and external Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Controls, Cabling and Security design engineers & Construction, Operations and Commissioning on concepts, builds and retrofit projects.
- Lead designs for concepts, build, and retrofit projects at existing data centers
- Collaborate with operations teams to perform root cause analyses of site issues.
- Provide subject-matter-expertise to partner teams for architectural scope.
- Engage with local authority-having-jurisdictions and code officials.
- Decompose complex problems to distill underlying risks and benefits, and identify straightforward and actionable solutions to reduce risk.
- Work on fast-paced concurrent programs across multiple geographical regions.
- Facilitate the escalation of low-level project issues to senior engineering.

A day in the life
Amazon has a global presence; therefore 30% to 40% travel will be necessary. International support will be part of the job, and some international travel will be necessary with short notice. Support could consist of auditing/inspecting data centers, working on international teams and could require developing schematic and design document packages for both global future and existing sites. In this role you will need the ability and willingness to travel for site walks and field observations internationally/domestically with short notice.

About the team
About AWS
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. We pioneered cloud computing and never stopped innovating — that’s 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, it’s 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.

Mentorship & Career Growth
We have a career path for you no matter what stage you’re in when you start here. We’re continuously raising our performance bar as we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer. That’s why you’ll find endless knowledge-sharing, mentorship and other career-advancing resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Sydney, NSW, AUS


- Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture
- Architecture license.
- 5+ years of experience with architectural design/remediation of new/existing industrial or commercial or other complex technical projects.
- 2+ years of experience with architectural design of mission critical projects.
- Proficiency in industry standards, environmental codes, building codes, regulations, safety guidelines and standards.
- Experience reading, interpreting, and creating construction architectural drawings, specifications, and submittal documents.


- Master’s or higher degree in Architecture.
- 2+ years of relevant architectural new design and/or remediation experience with data center facilities.
- An understanding of international design requirements is preferable.
- Fluent working proficiency with AutoCAD, Revit, Bluebeam, and MS Office Suite.
- Knowledge of building codes and regulations in multiple international/geographical regions.
- Experience in vendor and consultant management.
- Experience as resident engineer or hands-on (in the field) design consultant.
- Possess excellent communication skills, attention to detail, maintain high quality standards.
- Ability and willingness to think outside of the box to find creative and innovative solutions to reduce costs while managing impact to quality, cost, or schedule.