Director, Operations
Digital Realty
London, United Kingdom
2 months ago

Summary :

Through Digital Realty’s family of services they are bringing the World closer together and building a different kind of company where the cloud and business live.

We are seeking an Operations Director to lead and inspire our data centre teams across EMEA. The successful candidate will partner closely with other regional leads as well as engineering teams to deliver and maintain mission critical IT hardware and tooling across 25 managed sites with a direct report / teams size of 50+ The Operations Director will create industry leading vision and strategy, scale teams and operations, develop talent and deliver the right processes and standards to enable Digitals Realty’s growth.

The Requirements :

  • Have in depth experience in the full life cycle of engineering, procurement and contracting, construction & installation, testing & commissioning, operations and maintenance.
  • Transforming the organization to the Target Operating model. Strong experience with an exceptional demonstration in people skills
  • Financial management to a high standard - CAPEX
  • To be able to understand and apply at a high level all applicable rules and laws to deliver projects
  • Develop and manage to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for data center mission critical operations
  • Prepare and control OPEX budget of 100M$
  • Passion and innate desire for intrinsic drive on zero incidents and delivering zero outages
  • A hands on’ attitude that leads by example and mentors staff
  • Skills and experience Managed Services / Carrier Networks / IT hardware and Software would be of benefits to truly understand our customers.
  • International experience We are looking for an understanding of living and breathing another culture so that legislation, culture and market knowledge is second nature.
  • North West Europe and US preferably)

  • Travel The successful candidate will not limit themselves to remote’ contact. It is expected to have 1 2 days in London and travel once every two weeks to either Ireland, Netherlands or Germany and work at the various UK sites the rest of the time.
  • The candidate should be based in the London (South West) region.
  • Keys to Success :

  • 10+ years’ experience leading data center or technical operations organizations
  • At least several years’ experience running mission critical production environment first-hand experience with 100% / 24 / 7 uptime
  • BS / MS in engineering field or equivalent experience
  • Experience in personnel management, staffing, and scheduling for a high availability environment as well as development of a management team
  • Proven experience leading technical projects in the industrial arena (e.g Nuclear, hospital, aviation, pharmaceutical)
  • Communication experience at an executive level
  • Proven experience with public facing roles
  • Digital Realty : Where the cloud lives and business thrives :

    We built the global standard for technical real estate, developing a unique capability to acquire, manage, and scale data centre campuses.

    Now, Digital Realty is building a unique ecosystem of open solutions that power customer growth through exceptional service on a foundation of unrivalled data centre expertise.

    The new Digital Realty combines unparalleled data centre services, carrier-dense interconnection, real estate acumen, and financial strength to create unique power of choice and value when and where our customers need it.

    Our Mission :

    To provide our customers with the trusted foundation for the digital world

    Our Vision :

    To build a network of connected campuses and internet gateways that become the heart of the internet and cloud, powering growth and prosperity for customers, employees and shareholders.

    Our Values :

    Guide our decisions and actions every day above all else, we value customers, excellence, talent, teamwork and success.

    Why Digital Realty :

    Make an impact You’ll enjoy the satisfaction that comes with knowing your efforts positively impact company growth and your professional career.

  • The best of both worlds you'll find that working for our company may be a little bit different. We are small enough, with only 1,400 employees across our global portfolio, that your hard work will be visible throughout the organization, yet our extensive offering of services and solutions and proven track record of growth;
  • stability and industry-leading innovation give you the resources and tools you need to take your career to the next level.

    Unique culture we are a collaborative, people-focused company dedicated to quality and continuous improvement. When you become a member of our team, you receive our commitment to your continued development and support.

    Strong foundation our financial strength and stability provide our customers with the assurance that Digital Realty will be their partner for current data center needs and those in the future, and our investment credit ratings provide us access to paths for more capital.

    We view each of our customers as a long-term partner.

    Green standard for sustainability we are committed to improving the performance and energy efficiency of our data centers through the creation, adoption and promotion of industry-

    leading best data center practices and experience. We are pioneers in thinking about green data centers and are also a Contributing Member of The Green Grid.

    About Digital Realty

    Since the Company's initial public offering in November 2004, Digital Realty has been a fast-growing leader in the design, development and operation of data centers worldwide.

    We focus on providing data center, colocation and information technology services, communications and social networking to financial services, manufacturing, energy, healthcare and consumer products.

    As of March 31, 2018, the Company’s has 203 data centers, comprising approximately 27.6 million square feet, excluding approximately 3.

    6 million square feet of space under active development and 1.5 million square feet of space held for future development, located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

  • We stand out in the marketplace by offering innovative solutions driven by customers who see data centers not just as a technical investment, but also as a strategic platform for success.
  • Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE : DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.

    Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer.

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