Network Infrastructure Manager (Data Center), - #366736

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Date: 6 days ago
City: Cape Town, Western Cape
Contract type: Full time

The Data Center Infrastructure Delivery organization is looking for an Operations Manager with a successful, progressive career history in people management and tactical operations management. The team is responsible for the installation of fiber optic cabling and server racks across the Amazon data center platform.

The ideal candidate will possess a technology background that enables them to understand the complexities of the sophisticated network architecture of Amazon data centers. To be a qualified candidate for this role you must have experience operating in large-scale data center or a background in telecom networks and display a demonstrated ability to think broadly and strategically, as this is needed to align the future of Infrastructure Delivery with the larger objectives of the business.

You will be responsible for managing group of technicians who are installing and building server rack capacity for our customers. You must be passionate about the Customer Experience, think and act globally and want to contribute to innovations in the area of Data Center Infrastructure.

Key job responsibilities

  • Managing and developing teams of technicians and engineers, providing both technical and leadership expertise and ensuring highest levels of performance.
  • Delivering capacity to existing Data Centres
  • Helping build and bring online new Data Centres
  • Constantly improving all our processes and procedures. We believe there is nothing we cannot improve
  • Assisting & managing relationships with external vendors & contractors
  • Liaising with internal teams & management groups
  • Ensuring we adhere to and exceed local Health & Safety standards in all our Data Centres
  • Creating and maintaining metrics on all aspects of our Data Centres and utilizing those metrics to drive positive changes
  • Assisting in implementing service methodologies including incident management, problem management, change management, capacity management, etc.

About The Team

AWS Infrastructure Services owns the design, planning, delivery, and operation of all AWS global infrastructure. In other words, we’re the people who keep the cloud running. We support all AWS data centers and all of the servers, storage, networking, power, and cooling equipment that ensure our customers have continual access to the innovation they rely on. We work on the most challenging problems, with thousands of variables impacting the supply chain — and we’re looking for talented people who want to help.

You’ll join a diverse team of software, hardware, and network engineers, supply chain specialists, security experts, operations managers, and other vital roles. You’ll collaborate with people across AWS to help us deliver the highest standards for safety and security while providing seemingly infinite capacity at the lowest possible cost for our customers. And you’ll experience an inclusive culture that welcomes bold ideas and empowers you to own them to completion.

Diverse Experiences

AWS values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the qualifications and skills listed in the job description, we encourage candidates to apply. If your career is just starting, hasn’t followed a traditional path, or includes alternative experiences, don’t let it stop you from applying.

Why AWS?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. We pioneered cloud computing and never stopped innovating — that’s why customers from the most successful startups to Global 500 companies trust our robust suite of products and services to power their businesses.

Inclusive Team Culture

Here at AWS, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Our employee-led affinity groups foster a culture of inclusion that empower us to be proud of our differences. Ongoing events and learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences, inspire us to never stop embracing our uniqueness.

Mentorship & Career Growth

We’re continuously raising our performance bar as we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer. That’s why you’ll find endless knowledge-sharing, mentorship and other career-advancing resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional.

Work/Life Balance

We value work-life harmony. Achieving success at work should never come at the expense of sacrifices at home, which is why we strive for flexibility as part of our working culture. When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, there’s nothing we can’t achieve in the cloud.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Cape Town, ZAF

Basic Qualifications

  • An engineering degree or equivalent with extensive engineering or operations experience.
  • Previous people management experience, building & managing technical teams.
  • Experience working on high scale networks; both the logical and physical connectivity of the networking and how it works.
  • Broad understanding of cabling infrastructure, infrastructure technologies installation and design.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Capacity planning and budgetary experience.
  • Proven track record of success in delivering complex projects.
  • Experience in Kaizen/Lean/SixSigma is preferable, with Proven experience of innovation and simplification.
  • Ability to translate client requirements into technical specifications.
  • Familiarity of Data Center server rack and network infrastructure.

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer, and we value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. Amazon is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from South African citizens who are members of designated groups who may contribute to Employment Equity within the workplace and the further diversification of ideas. In this regard, the relevant laws and principles associated with Employment Equity will be considered when appointing potential candidates. We are required by law to verify your ability to work lawfully in South Africa. Amazon requires that you submit a copy of either your identity document or your passport and any applicable work permit if you are a foreign national, along with an updated curriculum vitae.

Company - Amazon Data Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Job ID: A2643532
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