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  • Posted: Jun 11, 2024
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Liquid Intelligent Technologies is a leading connectivity, innovation and intelligent technology company across 13 countries, primarily in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, that is building a digital future for Africa. Put simply, we connect people. We started out by questioning the way things are done and being single-minded in our determination to i...
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    Senior Data Centre Manager JHB1

    Key Performance Area

    Operation Excellence

    • Maintaining uptime ensuring that all operations & systems are running smoothly and securely ensuring high availability & reliability. 
    • Ensuring that the site's infrastructure is maintained & tested to ADC standards & OEM compliance measures. 
    • Reliability Management - Ensure maintenance and functionality of the data centre's physical infrastructure, including power and cooling systems, backup generators, and environmental controls, to ensure uptime to customer contracts 

    Customer Excellence 

    • Ensuring customer satisfaction KPI’s for all areas under direct & matrix management is achieved across Security, Operations, IT, Facilities & Outsourcing 
    • Regularly test and assess the readiness of the data center's disaster recovery and business continuity plans
    • Execute 100% compliance to change and incident management plan designed by service management function 

    Facility Management

    • Ensure that each site operates strictly in accordance with health and safety and security procedures, and the environment is maintained safely for all employees, contractors, customers and suppliers 
    • Manage space utilization and capacity planning, considering factors like space, cooling, redundancy, scalability, and failover. 
    • Oversee all the steps needed to improve PUE by taking action on the field and driving/proposing any project that could improve efficiency 

    Financial Management

    • Management and tracking of site operational capital and operating expenditure budgets, implement cost-saving measures and optimize operational expenses
    • Responsibility for preparation of annual operational capital and operating expenditure budgets 
    • Achievement of targeted CAPEX and OPEX savings 

    Vendor Management

    • Ensure 24x7 seamless operation of the Data Centre, and that such is staffed as per contractual requirements by competent individuals across all service providers
    • Ensuring that the entire site is regularly inspected & all identified issues are actioned and resolved per contract KPI. 
    • Evaluate the productivity and performance of the data center service providers, including response times, task completion, and training levels (Training/succession plan) to contractual KPI’s. 

    Security Management

    • Implement and maintain security measures to protect the data center against physical and cyber threats, including access control, surveillance, and intrusion detection systems
    • Develop and enforce security protocols and access policies for personnel and visitors. 
    • Ensure that the data center adheres to relevant industry regulations and standards. Monitor compliance with laws such as GDPR, HIPAA, or others applicable to ADC and customers



    • Diploma in electrical or mechanical engineering
    • Certified Data Centre Facilities Operations Manager
    • Certified Data Centre Professional / Certified Data Centre Specialist would be an added advantage


    • 8 years experience in mission critical environment.  operational management
    • 8 years experience with mission critical electrical / mechanical plant
    • 8 years experience with MV / LV electrical systems, HVAC, Fire, BMS
    • 8 years working experience in occupational health and safety
    • 8 years working experience in Operational Data Centre (Colocation & Networks) 

    Knowledge Areas

    • Experience of providing a responsive, customer focused service excellence
    • Extensive experience of working with large mission critical data centres
    • Extensive experience with managing data centre teams
    • Previous experience dealing with critical crisis situations
    • Extensive knowledge of BCM/BCP 

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Liquid Intelligent Technologies on to apply

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