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Regional Data Center Manager - Remote role

Date: Dec 29, 2021

Location: Irving, TX, US El Cajon, CA, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary

The Data Center Manager is accountable for the service delivery of the Data Center in North America and all other computer rooms within the region. They ensure all Data Center Services operate to agreed service levels and are managed in a way consistent with the ITIL framework, as well as actively drive standardisation and work with the Global Architects to ensure future technologies and Cloud first strategies are considered through the Data Center life cycle. They also actively engage with the Global Cyber Security team to ensure Data Center security compliance. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Be the single point of contact for Data Center operations activities in North America.
  • Manage regional Data Center and computer room activities.
  • Operate and develop a regional team of technical specialists to deliver services to agreed SLA.
  • Deploy and operate standard working procedures.
  • Deploy industry best practice approaches and standards.
  • Leadership and development of people within the Data Center organization.
  • Ensure budget/resource requirements identified, input to relevant budgets in agreement with Global Data Center Manager.
  • Ensure the Data Center are managed within agreed budget/resource plan.
  • Ensure and follow up Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery.
  • Implement and sustain the following Key Processes: Event Management; monitoring , measuring against SLA, triggering and reporting; Incident Management; log all incidents and resolve as quickly as possible; Change Management; process approved changes from Build into Run; Request Management; manage all requests to resolution or escalation; Asset & Configuration Management; manage resources and configurations required to deliver services to agreed SLA.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma required. 
  • 10+ years of progressive IT infrastructure / IT application experience required.
  • 3+ years of leadership/management experience required.
  • Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT-related field preferred.
  • ITIL certified preferred.
  • Experience working in a virtual, multicultural, global environment.
  • Project Manager experience.
  • Technical certifications in Operating Systems or related.
  • Experience working in a global, high availability, high demand environment.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • GKN experience preferred.

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Nearest Major Market: Irving
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas