Data Centre Manager - Award Winning Company

Gerrard White
Tunbridge Wells
£50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Benefits Package
12 Oct 2016
25 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Data Centre Manager Tunbridge Wells £50,000 55,000 benefits About our client: Leading and award winning group of companies who due to their expansion are seeking a Data Centre Manager to join their team in Tunbridge Wells. Overview : The Data Centre Manager role is an essential part of delivering critical services to the Group. As such, there is a distinct requirement for someone to fully own and be accountable for, the smooth running and uptime of our Data Centres. The role will cover two key areas; the underlying IT Infrastructure Services and Management & Operations. All operations directly and indirectly related to the availability of core services and workloads will be coordinated by the DC Manager, who bears ultimate responsibility for uninterrupted performance of the Group DCs. Responsibilities: Ensure Group DCs are run and maintained in accord with Group and Industry standards • Ensure virtual teams are in place and sufficiently trained to support DC operations • Be responsible for all third party interactions and maintenance functions • Build out automation and orchestration across DC infrastructure • Develop and guide core infrastructure design for Group Datacentres and their operation • Provide strategic capacity forecasting and planning • Conduct regular failover testing • Maintain an effective and targeted communications model to keep stake-holders fully informed and up to date • Ensure PCI DSS compliance & other regulatory or QA requirements are met Essential Minimum of 5 years managing Tier 3 DCs, with demonstrable strength in the following areas: o Active-Active workloads o DC Management & Operations methodology o Effective capacity forecasting & planning o Successfully managing a cross platform environment o Strong practical logistics and third party management Minimum of five years of hands-on design and implementation experience in Tier 3 DC Management, with excellent knowledge in the following technical disciplines: o Network architecture (local, global & SDN) o DC design and function o Converged/Hyperconverged platforms o Fibre channel, Storage, o Virtualised platforms (VMWare, Hyper-V, Acropolis, XenServer) o Hybrid Cloud Services o Security (DDOS, IPS, IDS etc.) What's on offer? Competitive base salary of £50,000 - £55,000 dependant on experience, coupled with an excellent benefits package and the opportunity to really make the role your own. This job was originally posted as