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Data Center Technician Manager

Microsoft

Microsoft

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Gävle, Sweden
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
As a Microsoft Data Center Technician (DCT) Manager, you will lead a team of technicians, providing expert guidance on performing hardware deployments, diagnostics on equipment, and hardware decommissions. You will support technician performance, prioritizing technician tasks while monitoring Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Service Level Agreements (SLAs). This opportunity will allow you to model leadership principles, provide training to technicians, and accelerate your career growth in the process.

Microsoft’s Cloud Operations & Innovation (CO+I) is the engine that powers our cloud services. As a CO+I DCT Manager, you will perform a key role in delivering the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft's online services including Bing, Office 365, Xbox, OneDrive, and the Microsoft Azure platform. As a group, CO+I is focused on the personal and professional development of all employees and offers training and growth opportunities including Career Rotation Programs, Diversity & Inclusion training and events, and professional certifications.

Our infrastructure is comprised of a large global portfolio of more than 200 data centers in 32 countries and millions of servers. Our foundation is built upon and managed by a team of subject matter experts working to support services for more than 1 billion customers and 20 million businesses in over 90 countries worldwide.

With environmental sustainability and optimization at the forefront of our data center design and operations, we continue to grow and evolve as we meet the ever-changing business demands that hold Microsoft as a world-class cloud provider.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.

In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.

#COICareers

Responsibilities

Responsibilities

  • Delivering success through empowerment and accountability by modeling, coaching, and caring while promoting a positive and effective team culture.
  • Complete performance reviews, career development talks and general one-on-one discussions with technicians on regular basis.
  • Provide guidance on and holds team accountable for compliance with Data Center Services (DCS) business unit and service-level policies, procedures, deadlines, and service-change policies.
  • Ensures technicians are trained on procedures for installation, deployment, replacement, and post-execution quality check processes.
  • Lead team and triage meetings, prioritizing work across your team, and rebalance priorities to respond to changes.
  • Ensure technicians and vendor resources comply with all safety procedures (e.g., Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) usage, equipment use, lifting, electrical hazards, ladder/rolling stair use).
  • Promote a culture of safety and empower technicians to take action, speak up, and report safety concerns and/or incidents.
  • Has pride and a sense of accountability for the service quality, completeness, and resulting customer experience, displaying accountability and ownership of the data center facilities.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent and basic knowledge of computer hardware and components.
  • This role requires you to be on-site, and the location has limited public transport. Your own form of transport is advised.
  • Relevant experience supporting IT equipment or related technology or related experience working with technical teams.
  • Relevant experience directing, supervising, or managing others.

Background Check Requirements

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:

  • Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

While not required, we also look for the following Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in Computer Science
    • OR other field and/or equivalent work experience.
    • Relevant years experience supporting IT equipment OR related technology.
    • Revelant experience working in a production, mission-critical 24x7x365 datacenter environment. Applicable certifications: Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation, ASICS/Inventory Control, CompTIA (A+, Server+)
    • OR IT workforce of up to ten employees.
Requirement for Application: CV's submitted are to be in English

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.

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