Mgr - Data Center Operations at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 12/23/2021

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Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Date Posted:
    12/23/2021
  • Job ID:
    21039568
  • Job Family
    Information Systems
  • Shift
    1 - Day

Job Description


Description

Manager – Data Center Operations

AdventHealth Information Technology

Location Address: Orlando, FL

Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Corporate

  • Great benefits
  • Immediate Health Insurance Coverage
  • Career growth and advancement potential
  • Award-winning IT Department

Work Hours/Shift:

Full-Time, Monday – Friday

You Will Be Responsible For:

Service Excellence:

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Competencies (15%)

  • Demonstrates competency in required job skills and exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills.  Gathers and analyzes information skillfully and resolves problems in early stages with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrates understanding and value of teamwork. Offers assistance and support to team members. Demonstrates sensitivity/inherent to diversity of people.
  • Completes assignments in a proactive manner actively seeking ways to produce high quality, efficient work.  Responds promptly to assignments and tasks as requested and keeps commitments to deadlines.
  • Demonstrates ability to balance team and individual responsibilities along with personal and professional demands.
  • Demonstrates general understanding of the department’s services, articulates understanding of specific capabilities of the department and of other services.
  • Actively communicates relevant information to leadership and other team members in a timely manner, taking necessary precautions to guard confidential information.
  • Assists in development of departmental policies and procedures.

Business Technology Operations (25%)

  • Responds to alerts or problems called in and resolves the reported problems quickly. 
  • Ensure that all client requests and problems are being appropriately and adequately resolved in a timely basis.  Provide follow up to client to insure client is informed of status of tasks and projects in a timely manner.  
  • Ensures that interface and follow up with client is completed in a timely, courteous and professional manner always.  Is responsive to client needs and works with client in a collaborative, service and solutions-oriented manner.
  • Manager assists with equipment installations, deinstallation, and relocation as required to support the business needs of the company.
  • Provides backup technical and operational coverage and support when necessary.
  • Learns business and application functionality as required to effectively service the client user support needs. 
  • Assists in the disaster recovery plan in to insure Data Center Operations perform according to established standards.

Data Center Operations (25%)

  • Oversees and directs the activities of the ASC Data Center and all remote data centers.  This includes setting priorities, coordination and reporting of group activities.  The Data Center Operations Manager is responsible for the daily activities of the members of the Data Center.     
  • Provides senior technical leadership for the company in the area of Data Center Operations based services, products, and support with an emphasis on how these technologies can benefit the company.  This includes being conversant with the future direction of current Data Centers, how that direction will impact the company, and how future and current systems can be exploited for the benefit of the company.  The Data Center Operations Manager will also serve as a source of documentation and standards to help direct the activities of Information Services as a whole.
  • Responsible for performing capacity reviews and planning for Data Center equipment and services, analyzing vendor proposals and maintaining current knowledge of overall vendor capabilities.  Oversees and manages routine Data Center Operation tasks to insure quality process, maximum uptime, security standards, software updates, or other tasks are maintained and current.
  • Develop and review technical service level standards for Data Center services and equipment; monitoring and reporting activity levels on all Data Center systems and services.
  • Completes assigned projects and project tasks within scheduled deadlines.  Prepares project plans and works with local and regional staff to insure project tasks are assigned and completed as required to support active projects.
  • Works with director, regional AIT staff, and hospital staff to develop department, hospital, and project budgets.
  • Works closely with other groups to coordinate plans and activities.  This includes coordination with local, region, or enterprise management or technical staff regarding new installations, upgrades, or changes to existing environment.  Consults with and advises other departments within the company in the use of Data Center resources, services, equipment, and serves as a focal point for user inquiries regarding systems use and capabilities.
  • Confers with and advises subordinates on administrative policies and procedures, technical problems, priorities and methods; maintains appropriate administrative records.

Leadership & Planning (35%)

  • Recognizes and identifies potential areas where existing policies and procedures require change, or where new ones need to be developed, especially regarding future business expansion.
  • Responsible for reporting any potential areas that may allow for cost savings to the organization with recommendations for solutions.  Takes standards into account but reasonably considers alternative solutions that could benefit organization.  Works to review impact on organization as a whole.
  • Responsible for reporting any potential problem areas that may adversely affect system performance with recommendations for alternative solutions.
  • Self-motivated and directed in the area of training and improvement.  They are adaptable and look for ways to enhance their understanding of the technology they support and technology that may affect their area of responsibility.
  • Works to improve their communication (oral and written) skills. 
  • Works to support other members of Data Center Operations.  Works well with other AIT teams to support the hospitals and accomplish the goals of AHS and AIT.
  • Approaches job with a desire to do what is right for the organization as a whole.  Adheres to corporate standards and looks for opportunities to improve them within the process available.
  • Communicates in a professional manor.  Conscious of the needs of others when resolving issues and presenting solutions. 
Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Demonstrate a high level of knowledge and understanding of the Data Center Operations team and the Technical Services department, including the technology, processes, and business practices related to the area represented in order to perform job responsibilities and meet customer needs.
  • Actively communicate relevant information in a timely manner.
  • Ability to balance team and individual responsibilities along with person and professional demands.
  • Proficiency in written and oral communication skills.
  • Develop documentation for new processes and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft operating systems.
  • Analytical skills to determine incident & event root cause.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a positive and enthusiastic “can do” attitude.
  • Ability to work independently is a must.
  • Ability to quickly learn systems with little or no documentation.  Continuous learning of new systems, business processes and concepts are a must.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.  The ability to articulate and express complex technical concepts effectively both verbally and in writing is critical for this position.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:

    • Ability to work well with people of varying levels of technical abilities.
    • Full understanding of project management methodologies and concepts.
    • Knowledge of Linux operating systems.
    • Microsoft Office suite
    • Knowledge of project management principles

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • College degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Enterprise Data Center Operations, Enterprise Systems Administrations or equivalent.
  • Proven understanding of Infrastructure Monitoring tools, concepts and processes.
  • Proven understanding of operating systems and concepts.
  • Proven experience with troubleshooting initial, elevated and critical level support incidents.
  • Data center cabling and power concepts & technologies.
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EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:

    • Three to five years of experience as a Manager, demonstrating technical/clinical leadership
    • One to two years of budget management experience
    • One to two years of vendor management experience
    • Experience of hospital operations.
    • Experience leading problem analysis and resolution
    • Experience with SolarWinds monitoring tools.
    • Experience with APC StruxureWare Data Center Expert and Data Center Operation.

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

  • A+ certification. Extensive and proven experience may be substituted for certification where appropriate.
  • Server+ certification.  Extensive and proven experience may be substituted for certification where appropriate.

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:

  • Industry recognized certifications in IT Systems Administration such as Server, Network & ITIL are preferred.
  • Network+ Certification.

Summary:

The Manager of Data Center Operations is responsible for the infrastructure of the Data Center, the daily operations activities supporting the Data Center, and the Business Technology Operations that monitors the enterprise systems, corrects issues and escalates critical events and ensures appropriate remediation.

The Manager of Data Center Operations ensures that the infrastructure operating environments of the Data Centers are fully operational including redundancy in power, cooling, physical security.  They ensure that all appropriate systems are monitored, and issues are directed to appropriate staff for resolution.  They manage the Business Technology Operations Center providing Tier 2 support and Major Event Management.

The Manager of Data Center Operations sets standards for Data Center infrastructure and environments to ensure proper operating environment and support of equipment.  They are responsible for all activities inside of the Data Center including racking equipment, cabling, hardware maintenance and physical data protection.  This includes appropriate disposal of equipment ensuring that all data has been erased and equipment is secured following HiTrust requirements.


This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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