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Data Center IT Manager

Company: CBRE
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Data Center IT ManagerJob ID74205Posted28-Jun-2022Service lineGWS SegmentRole typeFull-timeAreas of InterestData Centers, Digital & Technology/Information TechnologyLocation(s)Alpharetta - Georgia - United States of America**JOB SUMMARY**This role is responsible for ensuring that the provision of Data Center Solutions Information Technology services are delivered successfully in accordance with client standards. This role will lead the DCS IT team, providing staff with development and mentorship, and ensuring that resources allow for successful completion of all required activities.**ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES**+ Supervise team and all associated operations for assigned Data Center(s).+ Lead performance and development of assigned team.+ Preferred experience managing dispersed teams in multiple locations.+ Participate in the planning and forecasting of computer hardware and systems (servers, switches, racks, etc.); manage team and individual performance; delivering performance reviews, and address staffing needs.+ Mentor, train and develop career progression for direct reports and members of the team.+ Liaise with various customer DCS IT teams to deliver standardized services, and organize front line support for all day-to-day operations and minor projects.+ Coordinate delivery and operation of technology infrastructure (hardware and cabling) to documented strategy, standards, industry specifications (e.g., BICSI), schedule, quality, and customer expectations.+ Create strong relationships with customers and identify opportunities to provide them with additional capabilities.+ Ability to oversee and deliver IT projects against short timelines to exceed customer expectations.+ Maintain external partner/vendor relationships to support account activities.+ May participate in contract development with partners/vendors.+ Attend internal and customer meetings to discuss future work requests. Plan and implement all activities that will fulfill the requirements set by the client/account.+ Ensure that all staff follow established health and safety guidelines and practices (e.g. use of PPE during job activities.)+ Participate in all HSE-related programs & activities as required, including: incident+ investigations, interviews, auditing, and assessments.+ Provide input in budget and financial management activities.+ Provide quotes for new, enhanced services as required.+ Also, participate in technology provisioning forums, and review industry standards for white+ space planning to improve time to market, quality, consistency, and accuracy.+ Conduct quarterly townhall meetings. Also, attend weekly meetings with the Contract manager and Project Manager to discuss any large-scale extra work or additional labor requirements.**SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES**Provides formal supervision to individual employees within single functional or operational area.Recommends staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination.Plans and monitors appropriate staffing levels and utilization of labor, including overtime. Prepares and delivers performance appraisal for staff.Mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies.Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values.\#INDSJ**QUALIFICATIONS**To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.**EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE**Associates Degree required, Bachelors Degree preferred. 4-6 years of experience in computerscience, Management Information Systems, business management or a related field.Technology background, with emphasis on infrastructure services.**CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES**None**COMMUNICATION SKILLS**+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills.+ Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers.+ Ability to effectively present information.+ Ability to respond effectively to sensitive issues.+ Develop, improve, and share operational best practices across the region and with peers.+ Preferred experience working closely with customers, responding to data center support tickets and escalating client concerns.+ Oversee the safety, security, availability, quality, and performance of the team, while driving a positive customer experience.**FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE**Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediatefigures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions. Conducts advanced financial analysis.**REASONING ABILITY**Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problemsinvolving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.**OTHER SKILLS and/or ABILITIES**+ Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.+ Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers.+ Ability to effectively present information to team, senior leadership, and customers.+ Advanced understanding of data center audit requirements, such as ISO9001, ISO27001 and SOC2.+ Understanding of computer systems, security, network and systems administration, and have a firm grasp on IT infrastructure and operations best practices (HW Installs, MAC, Decoms, etc.).+ Advanced understanding of cabling best practices (EIA/TIA-568 standards).+ Working knowledge of IT server hardware, network cabling diagnostics and testing practices.+ Good understanding of LAN/WAN/Telephony concepts such as TCIP, switches, routers and vLANs.+ Good working knowledge of the concepts of electrical theory with respect to hardware installation such as single-phase, three-phase, amperage and receptacle types.+ Strong bias toward customer service and improving overall customer experience.+ Developed business acumen, leadership skills, and the ability to build relationships and influence others at multiple levels of an organization.+ Results oriented with proven ability to mobilize and energize individual and teams to implement+ creative solutions that meet over-arching organizational goals.+ Ability to learn new technologies with an interest in expanding and applying knowledge as opportunities emerge.**SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY**Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.CBRE is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law._NOTE:_ _An additional requirement for this role is the ability to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing._CBRE, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans)

Keywords: CBRE, Alpharetta , Data Center IT Manager, IT / Software / Systems , Alpharetta, Georgia

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