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Data Center Manager

Tarrytown, NY

Industry: IT/Cyber Sec/Software/Prog Job Number: 44129 Pay Rate: $90 - $110k
Our client, a New York City-based, Managed Security Services Provider, is in search of a Data Center Manager. As an IT solutions firm, the company is dedicated to serving medium-to-large enterprise firms in delivering fully protected network connectivity, Cyber-Defense (Compliance) protection, Cloud (private and public) services, and Next-Gen VoIP Telephony/UC capabilities.

This is a company founded by industry veterans who believe that enterprise IT/Cyber services can be delivered and managed to a higher standard. We combine the latest technologies with diligent planning to stay one-step ahead of our clients' ever-changing needs.

The Data Center Manager is responsible for managing computing center operations; ensuring production schedules are met and computer system resources are used effectively; coordinates the resolution of production-related problems; establishes proper relationships among customers, teaming partners, and vendors to facilitate the delivery of information technology services; provides users with required computer output in a timely manner; and supervises staff operations. Must have experience in electrical distribution systems, UPSs, PDUs, generators, mechanical, Life Safety and monitoring systems. The data center manager will lead a team of specialists in scheduling, coordinating, executing and ensuring the reliability of critical loads supported by our electrical and infrastructure systems.

Responsibilities and duties:
- Provide and maintain data cabling and associated documentation within the data center
- Design, monitor and control heat dissipation through the strategic placement of key infrastructure
- Responsible for the proper upkeep of fire suppression systems
- Monitor power draw, ensure the proper upkeep of UPS and generators
- Design rack layouts and maintain relevant documentation
- UPS, HVAC, Generator maintenance
- Inventory maintenance, datacenter cleanliness
- Routine contact with IT personnel, vendors, contractors, building engineers and security
- Oversee Contractors preforming work in accordance with industry code, safety
- Manage external support agreements and liaise with vendors
- Accurately develop, write, and edit standard operating data center policies and procedures
- Ensures all work performed is in accordance with established standards, practices and procedures
- Ensures adherence to best practices and audit requirements including SOX, PCI, or other compliance types as it relates to IT controls

Requirements:
- Excellent working knowledge of the systems that support the Data Center environment and facilities, that is, HVAC, electrical power, UPS, EPS, BES, fire suppression, cabling, equipment enclosures
- Strong organization, time-management, prioritization, multi-tasking, independent-decision making, problem-solving, interpersonal, and analytical skills
- Works well under deadlines, self-starter, innovative, team-oriented, customer-focused, and so on
- Experienced in Microsoft Office, social media platforms, department-specific software, tools, and so on
- Occasional travel to other datacenters may be required

Qualifications:
- Have 7+ years' experience supporting data centers in a fast-paced, 24x7 production environment.
- Proficient experience in data center operations, including the installation and deployment of racks and cable infrastructure, as well as, power circuit installation and power monitoring.
- Experience in Data Center best practice. This includes; capacity planning, disaster recovery analysis / planning, component maintenance and lifecycle replacement planning, space and power utilization.
- Experience managing vendor relationships and understanding of standard practices in the design and construction industry, including knowledge of fast track design build processes and associated documents and contracts.
- Understanding of data center power and cooling infrastructure.
- Understanding of net.

Full comprehensive benefits plan
Must have current or previous hands-on or managerial experience in electromechanical and understand IT networks
This is an opportunity to work with a full-service IT solutions provider in a highly visible role with significant upward mobility.

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