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Director of Data Center Operations, Vancouver market


Project #: 5151
Job Title: Director of Data Center Operations, Vancouver market
Industry:Telecommunications
Salary Range:Depends on Experience (base + bonus)
Benefits: Benefits Included 
Location:Vancouver, BC
Recruiter:Alessia Pagliaroli
Email:alessiapagliaroli@goldbeck.com

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Our client is a leading company offering data center solutions and operating from multiple locations in North America. They specialize in colocation, interconnection, cloud connection, among the others. Security is their main goal and they guarantee high level standards to ensure secure and reliable services.

Due to their expansion plan in the Vancouver market, they are in need of a Director of Data Center Operations who will be overseeing the daily activities of their Vancouver locations. This individual will be responsible for managing and maintaining the company’s 24/7 colocation and interconnections operations in Vancouver. The Director will supervise the data center activities and will be responsible for the development and leadership of the operations staff. He/she will also direct the installation and maintenance of the telecommunication equipment while managing the relationships with vendors and external contractors involved in the facilities management/maintenance.

This is a great opportunity for someone coming from the data center (or similar) industry who would like to take on a senior role with higher responsibilities and great rewards. The company offers career advancement opportunities and the chance to work within an organization still in growth mode after several years of success.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and coach the existing staff in Vancouver and hire new additions to the team, when required
  • Set goals for direct reports, delegate work and assess team’s performance
  • Support existing clients by offering customized solutions and assist prospective customers by introducing them to the company’s products/services and leading facility tours
  • Evaluate overtime, site coverage, shift-strategies, and usage of contract personnel
  • Manage multiple facilities while assisting with capacity planning, continuous improvement metrics and management, and work with support Engineers
  • Make sure requests are handled promptly and documented in the ticketing system
  • Ensure company’s procedures and policies are enforced.
  • Take part to facilities audits as well as post incident reviews, when required
  • Participate in budget meetings, maintain budget adherence and allocate budget appropriately
  • Ensure all the processes meet efficiency and effectiveness to reduce costs

  • Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in managing large facilities, ideally within the data center or similar industry
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience. Electrical or Mechanical Engineering preferred
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills
  • Outstanding organizational, multi-tasking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to mentor, coach and manage multiple teams and operations of large and multiple facilities
  • Ability to interact and build long-term relationships with vendors, clients, and external contractors
  • Ability to develop innovative and effective strategies to achieve company’s goals
  • Strong analytical and leadership skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work independently with little direction and to work with remote teams outside of Canada

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