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Deputy Data Center Manager

Job ID: 2209475
Location: STENNIS SPACE CENTER, MS, United States
Date Posted: Jun 29, 2022
Category: Facilities
Subcategory: Facilities
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC has a full-time position opening for a Deputy Data Center Manager, with a strong emphasis in medium and high voltage electrical distribution systems.  The position will work to support the NCCIPSv2 Contract.   The National Center for Critical Information Processing and Storage (NCCIPS) is a federal shared services facility, managed by the NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC).  NCCIPS provides facilities support to meet the requirements of multiple federal agency data centers and manages those relationships via Interagency Agreements. NCCIPS is a 200,000 sq. ft. secure facility situated on a 64 acre campus within NASA Stennis Space Center in southern Mississippi.

This position is an on-site position located at Stennis Space Center, Mississippi. 

This Deputy Data Center Manager will be responsible for coordination between the Data Center Manager, Facilities Manager, various functional teams to provide support for data center electrical and mechanical operations and must possess knowledge of facility infrastructure and operations, including: electrical distribution systems to include UPS and Generator power sources, fire alarm/suppression and monitoring systems, environmental management resources, and Mechanical requirements for chilled water and facilities environmental controls.  In addition, the Deputy Data Center Manager shall participate in the scheduling, coordination and completion of all significant planned and emergency maintenance events for the facility and ensure these activities are executed in a controlled and proven method to ensure the reliability of the critical loads supported by these systems. 


Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide support for all aspects of facilities and data center management including the operation, maintenance and repair of all mission critical equipment and systems supporting a 24x7 data center operation to achieve 100% compliance with all customer SLAs.
  • Research, specify, evaluate and document electrical and mechanical engineering drawings, plans, and other related documents and materials.
  • Oversees all construction activity and installations, in coordination with internal and external construction resources, to ensure system design, installation and testing adhere to operational standards. Witness testing of all equipment during commissioning and validate sequence of operations and receipt of all operational documentation.
  • Responsible for the management of the electrical infrastructure requirements within the NCCIPS Facility. 
  • Coordination and communication with the associated Project Managers is required to ensure that the projects costs are estimated accurately as well as completed on-schedule per the customer requirements. 
  • Responsible for the review of proposed client system installations and changes, and the impact of those systems on the electrical infrastructure, including: Power Distribution Unit requirements to optimize use of available circuits; monitor actual versus design loads and recommend improvements for better utilization of infrastructure, and development of panel schedules and requirements for electrical installations and upgrades.
  • Support the Program Management Team to provide provisioning of data center services including colocation, connectivity, raised floor services, deployment and any additional services to be delivered to data center customers.
  • Develop, implement and audit local standard operating procedures, sequence of operations and maintenance standards to be in compliance with NASA standards and industry best practices.
  • Advise Data Center and Facility Managers on budgeting and long-range planning for facility operations and maintenance.
  • Maintain compliance with local health & safety (i.e. OSHA) and environmental standards and national electrical and building codes.




Required Skills/Experience:

  • 5+ years related facility management experience with minimum of one year experience in a mission critical environment.
  • Prior experience should include similar duties and responsibilities that are specified in the job description.
  • Able to interpret engineering drawings and electrical code specifications.
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative reasoning skills, with demonstrated ability to determine event root causes, performance shortfalls and required corrective actions.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and familiarity with Microsoft Project, Visio or AutoCad
  • Detailed Knowledge and understanding of National Electrical Code and IEEE standards as well as industry data center policies and methodologies is required.
  • Must be able to oversee field installations, develop strategic goals and policy.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication (both oral and written) skills
  • Teamwork skills are a must when working on large projects with co- workers and client representatives.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Experience working within a change control environment


Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field and 5+ years of related experience.
    • Additional experience may be used in substitution for degree requirements: IE: Associates and 2 additional years of experience (7+ total), or 4 additional years of experience (9+ total) without any degree.


Additional Desired Skills:

  • Data center management and power systems experience.
  • Knowledge of structured cabling systems, networking and connectivity standards, and hardware installation requirements.
  • Power generation and utility distribution experience.
  • Advanced trouble-shooting skills.
  • Knowledge of electrical systems including: power factor correction, branch circuit load calculation and optimization, high capacity (1000kVA) Uninterruptable Power Supplies, large power backup generator and control systems, high and medium voltage switchgear, 13.8kV power systems and below, SCADA.
  • Familiarity with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM), and Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, and power metering/power monitoring systems
  • Overcurrent protection coordination, arc flash analysis (with associated work plans), EasyPower (software)


US Citizenship is required.

Must be able to obtain a DOD Interim Secret clearance prior to employment.  Continued employment is contingent that the employee obtains and maintains a full Secret clearance within a reasonable amount of time.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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