Datacentre / Technical Services Manager

Network IT
£40000 - £45000/annum
07 Jul 2017
05 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A Technical Services Manager is now sought by a leading privately owned IT Services provider. The successful Technical Services Manager will take immediate responsibility for ensuring the continued provision of datacentre services to the Organisation as a whole.

As the Datacentre Services Manager / Technical Services Manager you will be responsible for a small team who in turn are responsible for all datacentre activities. The company uses 3rd party datacentre services who supply the environment.

This role holder's responsibility is for the hardware and services that run within this environment. Our Client currently offer various off site backup, email, server and virtual desktop services and also host dedicated equipment for some customers.

The role is multi faceted and will grow as the Organisation continues to develop and enhance the services they provide to the diverse SME Client base. Tasks within the role of Technical Services Manager will include but are not limited to the following:

- Vendor Relationship Management

- Budgetary control

- Spend justification

- Licence management / Audit responsibility

- Overall responsibility for Service Uptime

- Security / patching policy management

- Planning of moves, changes, hardware refresh and expansion.

- Co ordination of installation / adoption of new services

- Development of best practice procedures and processes

- Responsibility for the maintenance / development of our business continuity plan

Essential experience required for the role of Datacentre Services / Technical Services Manager incudes the following:

- A strong technical understanding of the latest datacentre technologies and solutions

- Previous hands on experience of current Server, Storage, Network technologies.

- Experience of undertaking the key tasks identified above

- An exceptional commercial acumen

- A clear understanding / experience of the issues and challenges of working with an IT services Organisation

The successful Technical Services / Datacentre Services Manager will be offered a staring salary £40,000 - £45,000 (Neg) Company Car, Pension and Healthcare.

This is an exceptional career opportunity for the right person who may be looking to further their service / people management experience whist maintaining their technical skillset