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Director, Design

  43940 digital loudoun plaza building g, Northern Virginia

Position Title:  Design Director  

Your role  

Digital Realty supports the data center, colocation and interconnection strategies of customers across the Americas, EMEA and APAC, ranging from cloud and information technology services, communications and social networking to financial services, manufacturing, energy, healthcare and consumer products.   

Now is the time to join Digital Realty and be part of the world’s trusted foundation powering digital ambitions to our customers, prospects and partners.  Digital Realty’s heritage is understanding a customer’s local to global data center needs to address mixed workloads and densities. Enterprises are adapting IT strategies on-the-fly to meet rapidly evolving demands. As data creation and consumption are increasing, so are the tools, clouds, networks and resources needed to support it. This data gravity effect can lead to global workflow management that isn’t consistent across deployments, only compounding the complexities.  As one of the world’s largest data center companies, Digital Realty is seeking motivative and imaginative professionals to grow our Enterprise business with colocation and scale offerings combined best in class connectivity, cloud and data centric solutions. 

What you’ll do 

  • QA/QC for Project Designs Nationally and Globally. Attend Project Review Meetings (Strategic Page Turn) 

  • SME on Design Reviews  

  • Chair regular scheduled Design Team Meetings. Knowledge share and Technical discussions including DEG revisions 

  • SME resource to Tech Ops on various projects including Root Cause Analysis. 

  • Collaborate on DEG (Design and Engineering Guidelines) research, revisions and approvals 

  • Team member to research and evaluate new/revised vendors and equipment; i.e., UPS, HVAC, Switchboards, etc 

  • Consult/collaborate with Global Design & Construction teams, design reviews for consistent approach Globally.  

  • Interpret, explain, verify, coordinate and implement the design standards set forth in Digital Realty’s DEG such that a standard quality Datacenter product is delivered across the globe.   

  • The subject matter expert on DEG and DLR design philosophy. The consultants that perform work by Digital should look to the Design manager and the Director for guidance.  Any opinions provided by the consultants as part of their overall design, should be vetted accordingly with the design team and associated internal parties. 

  • Attendance at vendor factory visits to stay current in new products and/or in depth knowledge of existing products. Full involvement with supplier product Roadmap for product development. 

  • Offer potential product (Vendor and Digital) improvements to the team and follow up as needed. Undertake design initiatives to compare design, improve product, lower cost 

  • Participate in on-going vendor/supplier review meetings and KPI’s. (Key Performance Indicators). 

  • Support Sales Engineers and the business in winning customers 

  • Digital Realty cares about the health and safety of its workforce, customers, and vendors.  Digital Realty encourages all new hires to be fully COVD-19 vaccinated by their start date. Employees who are not fully COVID-19 vaccinated will need to comply with our weekly COVID-19 testing requirements, subject to applicable workplace accommodation requirements. 

A bit about us 

Digital Realty supports the world's leading enterprises and service providers by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, our global data center platform, gives customers a reliable foundation for scaling their digital business and efficiently managing data gravity challenges. The size and scale of our business puts us in a unique position to offer customers access to 290 facilities in 49 metros across 24 countries and six continents. 

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.  

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

Notes: 

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 offers a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions. 

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. 

Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employee of Digital Realty and its subsidiaries. Digital Realty is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited referrals. 

Want to know more about this position?

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Natalie Lucas

Natalie Lucas

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