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Essential Infrastruture Manager

  Northern Virginia
Position Title: Essential Infrastruture Manager
Location: Northern Virginia

Position Title: Essential Infrastruture Manager  


Your role  

The Essential Infrastructure Manager is a part of the Data Center Operations Team. The Essential Infrastructure Manager shall provide leadership and management for day-to-day operations of a large scale Data Center mechanical plant, while ensuring the highest levels of reliability and availability are maintained. 

What you’ll do  

Possess a comprehensive knowledge of large scale Data Centers, including mechanical and fire protection infrastructures 

Possess a thorough understanding of building automation systems that assist in the operation and control of the mechanical plant infrastructure 

Schedule, coordinate and participate in all significant planned and emergency maintenance for the facility 

Shall ensure all maintenance for the facility is executed in a controlled and proven a method that ensures uninterrupted integrity of the critical loads supported by these systems 

Developing operating and maintenance strategies to ensure continuous availability of all critical systems 

Developing and updating preventative and predictive maintenance programs for essential equipment 

Coordinating and inspecting services performed by outsourced vendors 

Managing costs and budgets associated with the Essential Infrastructure Department and associated operations 

Maintaining an environment where diligence to policies and proven policies processes are quintessential 

Ensuring best practices and standards are adopted and enforced 

Identifying and pursuing opportunities for innovation 

Establishing and cultivating relationships with key contacts internally and externally 

Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities. 

What you’ll need  

Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or a two-year Technical Degree 

5 years of facility management or facility engineering in a high reliability Data Center environment 

Expertise in Microsoft Office suite applications, preferably Microsoft Project, Visio or AutoCad 

Advanced written communication and technical writing skills 

Complex problem solving using analysis, technical and organizational expertise in order to develop creative innovative solutions 

Must be able to create consensus around new ideas and initiatives 

Identify industry trends and articulate implications that will have an impact on the Data Center operation 

Actively solicits feedback to ensure all activities and deliverables meet expectations 

Identifies opportunities to increase efficiency 

Extended hours may be significant at times 

Strong written and verbal command of the English language 

Responsible attitude with strong work ethic; leading by example in attendance, attitude and technical work product 

Ability and willingness to respond to emails after hours in the event of an emergency 

A bit about us  

Digital Realty brings companies and data together by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, the company’s global data center platform, provides customers with a secure data meeting place and a proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture (PDx®) solution methodology for powering innovation and efficiently managing Data Gravity challenges. Digital Realty gives its customers access to the connected data communities that matter to them with a global data center footprint of 300+ facilities in 50+ metros across 25+ countries on six continents. 


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A bit about our Digital team  

Our Operations team keeps our customers’ infrastructure running safely and securely. We get plenty of opportunities to take on a variety of tasks and develop our technical skills. From overseeing electrical power to cooling and fire suppression systems, our team plays a vital role in making sure everything in our data centers operates as it should. 


What we can offer you  

Our rapidly evolving business sector offers the opportunity to be part of a courageous and passionate team who work together to understand and meet the changing needs of our global customers.  


Join us and you’ll be part of a supportive and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. As part of our team, you’ll get to work with people from different business areas, challenge the way we do things and put your ideas into action. We’ll also give you plenty of development opportunities so you can build a rewarding and successful career with us.  


Our Compensation Philosophy 

Digital Realty offers its employees a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions. Central to our compensation philosophy is rewarding our employees for achieving the values and objectives aligned to the company's overall goals and values. 


This is an exciting time to join our business so apply now and make your mark on our future. 



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. 


Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or Company policy. 


Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies. 


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