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Datacenter Resiliency Manager

Datacenter Resiliency Manager

Job ID 
511621
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
1/18/2018
Company 
Amazon.com Services, Inc.
Position Category 
Project/Program/Product Management--Non-tech
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Job Description

Play a leading role in operational risk management at Amazon, where we have a history and tradition of leading the world in innovative technologies and services. Reporting to the risk manager within Infrastructure, you will have the chance to join a team that partners across the organization to shape the future of Amazon Web Services’ evolving risk profile.

You will play a key role with due diligence and site selection efforts in existing and new regions by compiling and analyzing geographical location and specific prospective site information, including (i) permitting and land use data, (ii) data on energy (including renewable energy), water and wastewater availability and cost, (iii) network connectivity, (iv) natural hazard, floodplain and climatological data, and (v) legal, physical risk and financial implications.

You will manage risk assessments: reporting, verifying and advocating, assuring key business operations can be continue despite interruptive events.

You will drive the continuous assessment of hazards across our global datacenter footprint. You will also develop metrics and communicate performance to technical teams and senior leadership. This position has the potential to take on as much responsibility as you can handle.

The right person will demonstrate proven program management experience to deliver multiple high priority projects at the same time. You have the ability to synthesize diverse data to identify trends and prioritize remediation efforts. You understand risk management concepts and can speak intelligently about our risk appetite.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Evaluate management systems, current practices and site conditions relative to risk appetite, enhancing understanding of exposures and guiding implementation of processes to meet internal standards
  • Review and prioritize risk-based mitigation recommendations, partnering with internal stakeholders to obtain budget and managing projects to successful resolution
  • Manage and drive the continuous risk assessment of our data centers
  • Develop long term goals, metrics and key performance indicators to drive continuous improvement aimed at enhancing the resiliency

Basic Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree
  • 6+ years of relevant experience including familiarity with site selection due diligence, data center design and data center operational principles
  • Proven track record of sound decision making, taking ownership, and delivering results in a leadership role
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including comfort interfacing with senior leadership
  • Ability to adapt well to fast-paced environments with changing circumstances, direction, and strategy
  • Up to 25% travel, including international destinations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Data center operations, construction, due diligence and risk assessment experience strongly desired
  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, construction management or architecture is desired
  • ARM or related designation is preferred
  • MBA or professional business qualification is preferred

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