Data Center Manager – Vancouver

eStruxture Data Center Manager – Vancouver

The eStruxture Regional Data Centre Manager is a critical operational role to manage day to day operations of our Vancouver data centres in addition to support in designing and building out new Vancouver facilities. The role requires an individual with deep experience in data centre sub-systems and someone committed to process and documentation, continual improvement, transparency and customer focus. The role’s ultimate objective is to provide the highest levels of availability and uptime for data centre systems and eStruxture customers in a rapidly changing, high growth environment.
As the role will be part of a very small local Vancouver team, the individual will be asked to fulfill a number of operational/technical sub-roles until demand supports adding more local resources.

Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of eStruxture’s Vancouver data centre electrical, mechanical and life safety systems operations
  • Day to day management, monitoring and maintenance of critical electrical and mechanical systems such as UPS, RPPs, switchgear, generators, chillers and CRAC units
  • Assist with new data centre assessments, design and construction projects
  • Lead data centre fortification and lifecycle projects to improve reliability
  • Capacity management tracking and reporting
  • Building Management System operations for monitoring and automation
  • Detailed as-built documentation up-keep
  • Preventative maintenance planning including vendor interaction, work-orders, change management, MOP development
  • Customer installs monitoring/support as needed
  • Track and manage costs such as supplier maintenance agreements and energy use
  • Landlord/base building interaction where applicable
  • Extensive interaction with construction teams on design and build-out/expansion teams
  • Very heavy process/documentation focused
  • Strong leader and communicator
  • Over time, build and manage a small regional team as we scale
  • Participate and support security audit/compliance programs such as SOC 1/2 and PCI
  • Good financial acumen; ensure costs are well managed and supplier prices negotiated to be below market levels wherever possible
  • 24×7 role. Evenings, overnights and weekend work required
  • Reports to SVP, Operations

Experience

  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience in a similar role
  • Understanding of data center topologies including Uptime Institute tiering and ASHRAE principles
  •  Experience in prior data center build-outs and remediation projects
  • Prior work in a highly proceduralized, regimented mission critical facilities environment
  • Knowledge of Provincial Building Code & Regulations, Canadian Electrical Code, Provincial Fire Code, and Electrical Safety Authority
  • Computer literate

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