Data Center Manager

for Swoon Technology Resources LLC in Alsip, IL

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Alsip, IL
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Swoon Technology has an exciting, full-time opening for a Data Center Manager in Alsip, IL!  This is a permanent, full-time position.

Manage the design, change, planning, coordination, configuration, installation, support, maintenance and management of data center equipment and software within the Griffith enterprise to meet business requirements.


  • Coordinate physical design and implementation of computing environments including servers, storage equipment, environmental infrastructure, operating systems and related services. 
  • Act as a key stakeholder, thought leader and collaborative team member in the development, planning and operations of domestic and international Data Center services and infrastructure.
  • Coordinate, collaborate and implement new data center systems and services globally as needed.
  • Suggest and explore server storage and environment standards, processes, and procedures for Griffith World Wide.
  • Manage Data Center personnel to ensure effective system administration, maintenance, performance, availability, and project/upgrade completion.
  • Coordinate with Griffith management, business units and user communities to ensure necessary computing resources are in place.
  • Provide staff development: Complete PAGs, development plans, staff evaluations; Perform knowledge transfer, mentoring, and coaching for domestic and international team members.
  • Support development and negotiation of product and services agreements with product suppliers and service providers to ensure service-levels are cost-effectively and efficiently maintained.
  • Perform situation analysis and recommendation for problem solving.
  • Collaborate on solutions, build consensus, and sell/execute solutions.
  • Recommend appropriate courses of action to retire obsolete equipment and services.
  • Proactively recommend courses of action to manage and maintain cost effectiveness and competitiveness.
  • Oversee all projects within the IT server infrastructure area, including environmental changes and upgrades.
  • Proactively assist in defining direction for future projects and initiatives.
  • Coordinate with global data centers to assist local site personnel with compliance and problem resolution of inter and intra site services. Responsiveness and communication are critical to success.
  • Responsible for maintenance documentation and inventory on current assets and configurations.
  • Periodic review of processes, practices, methods, thinking, constraints, assumptions, etc. for the purpose of improving the speed of deployment, maintainability, quality, and with less cost, etc.
  • Help coordinate, design, implement and support Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity efforts.
  • Provide hands-on support, configuration and development of Data Center systems such as Microsoft Windows Servers, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SCCM, SAN Storage, Backup Systems, VMWare and other general data center technologies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a minimum of 10-15 years related experience and/or training.
  • Industry certifications a plus (Microsoft, VMware & Data Center)
  • 5-10 years’ experience in staff development and management.

10 years’ experience in the following areas:

  • Implementation, operation, and maintenance of large-scale computing environments, preferably across multiple hardware and software platforms (e.g., SAN fabric, OpenVMS, Microsoft infrastructure products).
  • User Services (e.g., e-mail, anti-virus, data recovery, security).
  • System Monitoring and Incident Response
  • Experience and knowledge in new computing architectures and implementations of server infrastructure.
  • Contract negotiations and management (e.g., large hardware/software purchases and service agreements).
  • Project management and implementation
  • Understanding of environmental (e.g., electrical, HVAC, and Fire suppression) systems as relating to data centers

If you are interested in this position, please contact Spencer Riley at (312) 450-8347 or email

Spencer Riley
Swoon Technology Resources LLC