Head of Data Centre Services
Head of Data Centre Infrastructure Services required by a large oil and gas firm to lead and manage the ICT department providing Identity and Collaboration, Servers/Systems, Storage/Backup and Network Operation Center with all related Implementation, Operations, Production control and Security Monitoring, and ensure the continuity of Data Centre services and associated Disaster Recovery processes at desired SLA. You will need Proven skills in IT Service Management, Infrastructure Architecture, Data Center Management, Identity management, Business Continuity, IT Disaster Recovery Planning and Execution, Customer Management, Vendor Management and Negotiation, and budget management. You will work independently and as part of a cross-functional team. Develop, train, motivate and manage teams. Develop continual service improvement plans, objectives and risk assessments. Maintain outstanding analytical, design and problem-solving skills, and ensure the highest quality standards.
You must have the following:
Bachelor's Degree in computer science or a related Engineering field.
Minimum 15 years of progressive experience in a directly related field.
Minimum 5 years supervisory management responsibilities
Proven proficiencies with Converged Datacenter Architecture, Cloud Services, Virtualizations, Operating Systems, Hardware Servers, Data Storage, Enterprise Backup, and Network services and protocols.
Solid skills in IT Standards and Methodologies, Tactical Planning and Reporting, Risk Analysis, Incident/Problem Management, identity management, Change Management, Release Management and Budget Management.
Proven solid skills in Business Continuity, Business Impact Analysis and IT Disaster Recovery Planning and Execution.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with analytical and methodical thought process skills for the goal of analysing complex technical issues, making sound engineering decisions and executing effective actions.
Robust skills in writing technical blueprints, high/Low level design documents, standards, processes, procedures, manuals, feasibility studies, and tendering proposals.
Demonstrated ability to understand business requirements and recommend IT solutions to meet business objectives.
Strong leadership and people management skills.
Strong project and risk management skills.
Strong negotiation and presentation skills.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills.