Oracle Sr Dir Global Data Center Operations (JoinOCI-DCRE) in Seattle, Washington

Sr Dir Global Data Center Operations (JoinOCI-DCRE)

Preferred Qualifications

Job description

We are building a new technology organization based in Downtown Seattle. This new entity is being constructed with an entrepreneurial spirit that promotes an energetic and creative environment. We are unencumbered and will need your contribution to make it a world-class engineering center with the laser focus on excellence.

Oracle’s extensive enterprise customer base is looking for rock-solid cloud solutions that provide the same reliability and effectiveness that they have come to expect from Oracle. As a trusted Enterprise vendor, Oracle is in the early stages to provide highly cost-effective compute, storage, & PaaS Cloud solutions to its customer base.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is seeking a Senior Director of Global Data Center Operations to lead data center teams in our North American, European and Eastern Regions. Our data centers are the foundation of the Oracle Enterprise Cloud initiative which is rapidly growing. This role will oversee our Global presence including existing Data Center regions, Global Network Backbone and the establishment of new data center teams as we continue to expand our infrastructure. The successful candidate will partner closely with other regional leads, engineering and service teams to deliver and maintain mission critical IT hardware. The Senior Director of Global Data Center Operations will create industry leading strategy, hire leaders and run day-to-day operations, develop talent, and deliver the right processes and standards to enable Oracles Enterprise Cloud growth. This position is full-time, based in Seattle, WA.


  • Build and lead a high performing, geographically dispersed team responsible for the installation, maintenance and operation of server hardware across multiple data center regions

  • Mentor and develop managers while evolving staffing models to meet the requirements of a Global Cloud organization

  • Develop and maintain a scalable operations model with a well-documented roadmap, goals, objectives and continuous improvement roadmaps

  • Help create and drive the vision and strategy to take data center operations to the next level of industry leadership

  • Work with centralized organizations to evaluate, implement and manage outsourced services

  • Partner with hardware engineering, procurement, and program management teams to deliver infrastructure with industry-leading performance, quality, and reliability

  • Partner across Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to assure tooling roadmaps and resources accurately reflect the needs and priorities of the Global Operations Team

  • Work with Site Selection and Design and Construction teams on the handoff of new Regions and Day-To-Day Operations

  • Manage all Policy-related engagement between data center regions and centralized teams, and with local, regional and national employment laws

  • Be the single point of contact for DCO, Security and Compliance teams on cloud compliance requirements for access control, data handling, drive destruction, chain of custody, and security breaches

  • Establish milestones and deliverables meet any identified contractual or compliance gaps

  • Develop and manage to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Operations mission critical functions

  • In coordination with other teams, scope and execute data center retrofit/upgrade projects

  • Prepare and manage OPEX budget

  • Ability to travel 20-25%

Minimum Qualification

  • 10-15 years experience leading data center or technical operations organizations

  • BS/MS in engineering field or equivalent experience

  • Proven experience leading technical projects in the server, network or hardware space

  • Communication experience at an executive level

  • Proven experience with public facing roles

  • Good presentation skills in leading meetings (both conference and in person)

  • Highly organized with proved project management abilities

  • Experience in personnel management, staffing, and scheduling for a high availability environment as well as development of a management team

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills

  • Ability to multitask, establish priorities, manage conflicts

Preferred Qualification

  • 5 years leadership experience in data center facility operations.

  • Budget / P/L responsibility

  • Understanding of data center power and cooling infrastructure

  • Understanding of environmental health and safety programs

  • Understanding of network and cabling infrastructure

  • ITIL license preferred

  • 3 years with information security, preferably HIPAA, PCI or other regulated environment. Understanding of data privacy issues related to FERPA, HIPAA, CMIA and/or PCI

  • Awareness of existing HIPAA, HITECH, and FERPA regulations

As part of Oracle’s employment process candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment screening process, prior to an offer being made. This will involve identity and employment verification, professional references, education verification and professional qualifications and memberships (if applicable).

Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Detailed Description and Job Requirements

Work with a world class team to develop, implement, and support cutting edge Oracle technology.

Manages teams supporting and/or implementing large and/or complex multi-functional and/or multi-location projects and/or systems. Defines, documents and manages scope, expectations, implementation approach, deliverables and acceptance testing criteria. Develops and manages an effective risk mitigation strategy for the project(s).

Directs and ensures the implementation of operational policies through subordinate managers Interacts internally and externally with executive management involving negotiation of difficult matters to influence policy. Functional expertise and broad company knowledge. Successful track record in the specialism and as a manager. Detailed knowledge of technical and business concepts of a number of related applications areas. BA/BS degree preferred.

Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job: Information Technology

Location: US-WA,Washington-Seattle

Job Type: Regular Employee Hire

Organization: Oracle