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Sr, Manager, Data Center Facilities Operations

 

Sr, Manager, Data Center Facilities Operations

  • JR-123883
  • Ashburn
  • Operations
  • Full time
Sr, Manager, Data Center Facilities Operations

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed. 

 

We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 companies, including 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and IT service providers in over 26 countries spanning five continents.   

 

A career at Equinix means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.  

Job Summary: Equinix is seeking a Sr. Data Center Facility Manager to lead our Ashburn facility operations team that will operate and maintain critical facility infrastructure, plan and execute projects to upgrade and improve our critical and non-critical infrastructure systems, and develop the tools, processes, and safety culture necessary to effectively scale.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee all aspects of the data center’s critical physical infrastructure. Maintain high availability and performance while ensuring that all work performed within the site is done to high quality without impact to internal/external customers and maintain service level agreements.
  • Manage teams of 24x7 engineers in all facets of their career. Guide, train and educate staff on best practices related to all service owner issues.
  • Engage in improvement projects, often requiring reaching out to a variety of internal and external support teams, and drive them from conception to completion.
  • Is the escalation point for Data Center facilities related issues/failures including responding to out-of-hours emergency calls.
  • Oversee operation and management of routine and emergency services on a variety of critical systems such as: switchgear, generators, UPS systems, power distribution equipment, chillers, cooling towers, computer room air handlers, building monitoring systems, etc.
  • Overall site capacity management
  • Participates as part of the new facility/infrastructure design team
  • Incident Management including: communicating and coordinating activities and on-site staff during a complex customer-impacting incidents,  drive root cause analysis and provide a clear direction and, drives approval for incident resolution
  • Ensure all safety procedures are adhered to while performing work.

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of management experience in technology operations, including critical facility operations
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Highly experienced in people leadership in a 24/7 environment
  • Proven track record of thinking strategically and executing tactically
  • Experienced in project management
  • Experienced working with vendor partners
  • High-level of knowledge and understanding of data center power and cooling infrastructure
  • Knowledge of industry standards, building codes and safety standards, including EHS, OSHA
  • Troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Experience providing solutions to complex problems under pressure
  • Experience in cross functional, collaborative environments

 

At Equinix, we’re tasked with leading in the communities we serve — and doing our part to help keep our communities and our teams safe. Our #IamSafeIBelongIMatter culture transcends and informs all we do. In alignment with our culture, as well as our status as a U.S. federal contractor, as of December 8, 2021, Equinix will be mandating all US-based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. If you are unable to get a vaccine due to a medical condition, or sincerely held religious belief, Equinix will consider exemption requests as an accommodation. 

Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. 

Visit our Career page here to understand about Equinix COVID-19 Vaccine Policy.

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