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Sr. Manager Data Center Engineering Operations

Sr. Manager Data Center Engineering Operations

Job ID 
545502
Location 
US-VA-Herndon
Posted Date 
10/9/2017
Company 
Vadata, Inc
Position Category 
Operations, IT, & Support Engineering
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

At Amazon, we're working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. If you'd like to help us build the place to find and buy anything online and continue to build and expand The Cloud this is your chance to make history.

The Infrastructure Operations organization is looking for an extraordinary individual with proven and tested leadership and management skills to lead our facilities operations organization, Data Center Engineering Operations in Northern Virginia.

The manager of Data Center Engineering Operations is one of our most senior management roles in the data center environment. In this role you will be responsible for leading a large organization, managing department heads who own data center facility infrastructure (MEP).

The pace, scale, and growth of Amazon’s data center platform will challenge you. Our uncompromisingly high standards as we continually seek to innovate on behalf of our customers will push you to new levels of creativity. At this level Amazon is unique in that we seek experienced senior leaders who have evolved to be highly strategic in their approach to managing their business unit, yet understand how to lead large teams by example who will not hesitate to roll up their sleeves when tactical needs dictate it.

The ideal candidate for this role will have an understanding data center IT infrastructure, data center facilities infrastructure and understand how the two coexist. If this understanding is contextual you will be served well by your experience.

If you are passionate about the Customer Experience, think and act globally and want to contribute to the operational excellence of Amazon.com data centers. This may be the challenge you’ve been looking for!


Responsibilities
  • Hiring, managing, and developing the operations management team including compute operations managers, engineering operations managers, logistics operations managers, and security operations managers.

  • Attainment of organizational performance goals and objectives relating to safety, security, availability, scaling, and efficiency.

  • Planning and executing the Infrastructure Operations component of new AWS data center build outs, new colo build-outs, AWS data center expansions, and colo expansions, including server hardware install, troubleshooting and repair, security system install, troubleshooting and repair, and related Operations tasks.

  • Operation and maintenance of mechanical, electrical, and controls systems for Amazon datacenters to include preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance, and change management.

  • Vendor management of colocation data center services providers to meet or exceed contracted performance SLA’s.

  • Safety, security, and availability incident response, incident management, and incident resolution.

  • Continuous improvement of operational processes, procedures, methods, and tools.

Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, or a related field.
  • Experience operating as a manager of managers.
  • 10-15 years of relevant experience managing data center operations, facility engineering operations, critical environment facilities, datacenter build-outs and scaling, or similar.
  • Proven ability to hire, develop, and manage high-performing technical teams.
  • Expert knowledge of data center mechanical, electrical, and controls systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated track record in delivering complex projects.
  • Prior ownership of the operation of a mission-critical team and/or product.
  • Ability to operate independently as a manager of a geographically distributed Infrastructure Operations management team.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Masters Degree in Engineering and Business Administration, or related fields.
  • Expertise in one or more continuous improvement methodologies such as Lean or Six Sigma.
  • Technical project manager or member of a project team for a new Data Centre build out and start up.
  • Knowledge of information technology infrastructure domains such as compute server platforms, storage server platforms, server components, network devices, technologies and architectures, IT service delivery principles and best practices.
  • Hardware install, troubleshooting and repair, security system install, troubleshooting and repair, and related Operations tasks.
  • Operation and maintenance of mechanical, electrical, and controls systems for Amazon Data Centers to include preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance, and change management.
  • Vendor management of colocation Data Centre services providers to meet or exceed contracted performance SLA’s.
  • Safety, security, and availability incident response, incident management, and incident resolution.
  • Continuous improvement of operational processes, procedures, methods, and tools.