Director of Infrastructure

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • New international data center rollouts - planning, provisioning, deployment and ongoing operations.
  • Data Center design and architecture
  • Capacity planning
  • Pricing and budgeting
  • Vendor management and hardware sourcing
  • Physical deployment including power, cooling, networking, external connectivity, cabling, physical security and general datacenter facilities.
  • Compliance with country specific requirements and taxes - including VAT / importation legal requirements and crypto export restrictions
  • Data Center Operations
  • Delivery of agreed levels of service for hosted infrastructure
  • Management and scheduled maintenance of shared infrastructure deployments
  • Event management and incident response
  • Request fulfillment - Provision hardware and software as required for software engineering needs and solutions - focused on service delivery
  • Assist with ongoing capacity planning and root cause analysis


Experience:
  • The right candidate will have proven experience and knowledge of:
  • Established vendor relationships
  • Data Center design, architecture, capacity planning and asset management.
  • Functional technology skills - current understanding of computing platforms (server, storage, network) components and how they translate into service delivery.
  • Strong network experience (Design, topology, switching, firewalls, load balancing, network security, redundancy)
  • Storage solutions
  • Virtualization
  • Security
  • Project management
  • Service Oriented Architectures
  • Service and hardware monitoring
  • SLAs and change control
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Maintenance scheduling
  • Leadership and management of Operation' s Engineers and Administrators


Requirements:
  • 10+ years leading data center or technical operations organizations where high availability is a requirement
  • Advanced degree in engineering or business desired
  • Understanding of network and cabling infrastructure a plus
  • International travel required
  • Experience with vendor management



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