Data Centre Operations Manager

Allianz Global Investors

Responsible for managing the day-to-day duties associated with running datacentre operations and respective infrastructure components. ~crlf~Set goals and objectives for your team and determining the progress of the goals & objectives regularly. ~crlf~Leadership experience is required to be successful to lead a global team and coordinate our services providers.

• Manages and establishes priorities for maintenance, design, development and analysis of our entire server & storage infrastructure. With focus on quality of services.~crlf~• Supervise data center operations team and lead, direct and utilize knowledge on best practices in area related to infrastructure.~crlf~• Assures service management for server hosting, and third-party service providers.~crlf~• Executes to goals and objectives established by senior IT leadership.~crlf~• Support the data centre strategy and recommend modifications as appropriate to adjust for changing circumstances; Conducts capacity planning for the data centre.~crlf~• Ensures audit and compliance reviews by implementing processes and procedures.~crlf~• Participates in strategic and operational planning to achieve business goals by fostering innovation, prioritizing of IT initiatives~crlf~• Identifies opportunities for the appropriate and cost-effective investment of financial resources in IT systems and resources.~crlf~• Ensures continuous delivery of IT services, monitoring of IT systems performance and taking an active role in security reviews.~crlf~• Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.~crlf~• Close collaboration with peers and other cross functional departments~crlf~• Oversee and document policies/procedures to meet required Service Level Agreements~crlf~• Ensure a sustainable Problem-management.~crlf~• Availability & Capacity Management~crlf~• Datacenter infrastructure management (housing, Co-location, etc)~crlf~• Management of external contractors and consultants~crlf~• Budget planning and controlling including regular forecast. ~crlf~• Leadership functions including appraisals and mid-year review.~crlf~• Resource-Management~crlf~• Bonus and salary management.~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~

• Leadership experience of employees and managers.~crlf~• Motivate staff to achieve individual and organizational goals & objectives.~crlf~• Travel ability~crlf~• Enjoy in collaboration with different cultures and work cooperatively with others in a professional environment.~crlf~• Global mindset and able to work in a matrix organization.~crlf~• Profound Financial understanding.~crlf~• Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English & Mandarin.~crlf~• Analytical thinking and problem solving~crlf~• Experiences in operations dashboards and analytics~crlf~• Technical understanding of the responsible area i.e. servers, storage & backup systems but also Network architecture and cloud systems such as Office 365 and Azure.~crlf~• Good understanding of Security.~crlf~• Good organizational and planning skills~crlf~• Highly driven, self-managed, self-initiative who proactively seeks solutions to problems~crlf~• Prior ownership of the operation of a mission-critical team~crlf~~crlf~

Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 85 million private and corporate customers and more than 142,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.~crlf~~crlf~Allianz is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody is welcome, regardless of other characteristics such as gender, age, origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 770 investment professionals in 25 offices worldwide and managing EUR 535 billion in assets for individuals, families and institutions.

Active is how we create and share value with clients. We believe in solving, not selling, adding value beyond pure economic gain. We invest long-term, drawing upon our broad and innovative investment expertise, and leveraging resources globally to ensure a superior client experience wherever they are based and whatever their investment needs.~crlf~Active is: Allianz Global Investors~crlf~~crlf~You are committed to creating value for our clients so that they can meet their financial objectives throughout their lives. You embrace a collegial culture based on strong values, take individual responsibility, and are dedicated to mastering challenging tasks. You aspire to make an impact in a diverse, international, technology-enabled and increasingly agile environment. If you feel inspired to elevate the active asset management experience, this is the place for you since,~crlf~Active is: Allianz Global Investors.~crlf~~crlf~

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