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Director of Data Center Connectivity

Ashburn, VA
This opportunity is working directly with a leading mission-critical data center developer / wholesaler / colo provider. This company provides turnkey data center solutions custom-fit to the requirements of their client's ever-changing mission-critical facility’s operational needs.  They accomplish this by providing reliability of mission-critical facilities for many of the world's largest organizations (Hyperscale and Enterprise Customers). This opportunity provides a career-growth minded role with exciting projects with leading-edge technology and innovation as well as competitive salaries and benefits.

Director - Data Center Connectivity - Ashburn, VA

  • Lead all aspects to obtain connectivity (“design”, scheduling, and provider inputs) for new projects, from feasibility (development connectivity strategy) through contract execution and delivery (i.e. lit fiber)
  • At the appropriate time transition concept to Construction Managers for execution of the connectivity strategy
  • Support the Market Development and Solutions Engineering teams during market evaluations and sales opportunities, coordinating closely with customers and stakeholders at their direction
  • Provide thought and team leadership, while being accountable for team results on all connectivity projects, assignments, and initiatives, including budget, schedule, and coordination with internal and external project stakeholders
  • Ensure company has sites that meet customer network requirements, working closely with the Market Development and Solutions Engineering teams; KMZ creation and upkeep in existing and new markets
  • Long haul evaluation and schedule development with cost certainty for last mile
  • Acquisition of dark fiber to facility to ensure that any/all customers can light up day 1
  • Negotiate carrier agreements and drive costs down while ensuring dark fiber is on prem day 1
  • Own building designs for campus conduit routing as well as inter- and intra-building routing including MMR/POE layout
  • Provide construction budget inputs based on carrier relationships for both demarc and loop extensions
  • Coordinate with Design Innovation to = drive telecom OPR requirements and global telecom standards
  • Customer Fit Out support by creating in-region relationships with structured cabling contractors
  • Experience with connectivity in different global regions preferred, but not required
  • Network with key telecom carriers and cultivate relationships with core providers nationally and regionally
  • SME support of the Construction team during Consultant/Vendor/Contractor qualification, network management/expansion, and new technology evaluation for use on current and future development opportunities
  • Keep abreast of new technologies, products, and opportunities to innovate using concepts from within and outside of the data center industry to gain an edge on future deliveries
  • Provide technical support wherever needed (prepare technical material for presentation to prospective customers (RFPs) and support marketing to outline connectivity strategy)
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in connectivity from a large-scale delivery standpoint; 15 years preferred
  • Solid understanding of data center ecosystems as well as knowledge/network of the key providers, with a recognized degree in computer science or equivalent preferred
  • Strong IT skills: ability to use multiple communication tools and packages essential
  • Demonstrably strong negotiation skills
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills at all levels of the organization and with other stakeholders and third parties such as suppliers
  • Flexible, adaptable, and self-directed; able to work in a variety of circumstances, e.g.: remotely, while travelling, across multiple time zones, cross functionally, by project, etc.
  • Travel required on a regular basis in 2022 (25%+)
  • Previous experience in the Military / Military Veterans a huge plus! Experience with Electrical / Mechanical:  Navy nukes - EMN, ETN, MMNs, SeaBees, Army - Power Generation, Air Force – Power Production, Generator Techs, Maritime, Coast Guard, Army National Guard, etc.
Submittal Instructions:
Please send resumes to resume@pkaza.com  ( resume at pkaza dot com ) with 15710627 in the subject. After applying, if you have further questions, you may call 973-895-5200 and ask for Iggy. You can also submit via our career portal and take a look at other Critical Facility openings we are working on at, https://www.pkaza.com/jobs/

If you are in Data Center Facilities but this opportunity is not what you are looking for let’s still talk. New openings are coming in weekly and others we are not allowed to post. We also not only keep leads confidential but pay for referrals as well.

Company offers competitive salaries and benefits package including medical insurance, a 401(k) plan.

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