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Senior Data Center Engineer

Criteo / Paris / Engineering & Modelling
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Job Overview

Our Infrastructure department provides capacity and connectivity to host the Criteo platform and applications. 

Located in 6 different countries across Americas, Europe and Asia our footprint covers: 

  • 9 datacenters 7 web farms, 2 HPC clusters 
  • 5 network PoPs to reach IX and carriers 
  • More than 40K physical servers 
  • More than 4500 network devices 
  • The largest Hadoop European platform: 6000 nodes, 150k cores, 500PB of raw storage 

By adding more than 10k servers per year, our infrastructure is growing tremendously. This creates new and complex operational challenges which require innovative solutions. By joining the Data Center team, you will play a key role in building the systems that are the foundation upon which the whole of Criteo is built. You will define, benchmark, qualify and maintain our hardware stack throughout its lifetime. 

What you’ll do

Data center infrastructure team is looking for a motivated and skilled candidate to sustain Criteo's infrastructure growth. The candidate must be able to work with internal engineers and external groups including manufacturers, vendors, and contractors in an environment where clear guidelines may not exist. Travel will occasionally be necessary but shouldn’t be more than 10% of your time.


  • In charge of the procurement part at the R&D
  • Forecast definition and follow-up with vendors and integrators
  • Participate in Datacenters RFP and Server RFQ always in broad collaboration with R&D, Procurement, and Legal Teams
  • Participate in WAN & IP Transit RFP and the delivery of network links up to the network router
  • Provide design of all layer one infrastructure within data center white space
  • Optimize physical arrangement of computing, storage, and networking within racks, rooms, and buildings
  • Manage Datacenter closing and assets decommissions
  • Set standards for racks, cabling systems, power distribution, cable management, and airflow management
  • Optimize hardware, power, and cabling layout in each rack design for scale
  • Evaluate, select, and help to build tools used to automate data center management
  • Drive innovation in the data center at CRITEO as well as across the industry
  • Provide data for CSR report

Qualifications/ skills:

  • BS in Computer Science or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in field datacenter experience
  • Power - three-phase, conditioning, and distribution from utility to chip
  • Cooling - theory, methods, efficiency
  • Cabling - standards, fibers, transceivers
  • Networking - basics of OSI layers, carriers, support
  • Software - monitoring, asset management, DCIM, analytics, reporting, UNIX, network CLI
  • Strong oral and written communication, organization, and project management skills
  • Ability to self-serve, investigate, and execute with minimal instruction
  • Taste for automation and standardization
  • Finance & Procurement awareness
  • Agile methods basis

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Criteo is the global technology company powering the world’s marketers with trusted and impactful advertising. 2,800 Criteo team members partner with over 20,000 customers and thousands of publishers around the globe to deliver effective advertising across all channels, by applying advanced machine learning to unparalleled data sets. Criteo empowers companies of all sizes with the technology they need to better know and serve their customers.

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