Data Center Operations Deputy Manager - 2685

Range Generation Next
 Vandenberg AFB, CA

Ready to launch your career? RGNext operates, maintains, and sustains mission-critical systems to provide safe and effective launch, testing, and tracking of Department of Defense, civil, commercial and international space lift vehicles. We support ballistic missile, guided weapon and aeronautical tests and evaluations as well as support space situational awareness operations and experiments to defend the United States to ensure our nation’s safety. Our employees serve on the forefront of global defense and space operations. We offer our team of experienced, professional employees an environment of challenging, stimulating and personally and professionally rewarding career opportunities.

This position is located at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.

This position may be eligible for a hybrid telecommuting schedule after the initial training period.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead team to maintain established vendor service level agreements for the virtual environment
  • Reports to Range Systems Hosting Platform (RSHP) IT Services Manager and provides direction on the development of process and procedures for administering and supporting the Western Range RSHP
  • Provide hands-on backup support for RSHP Systems Administration
  • Direct system onboarding to the RSHP and provide clear leadership in the development of policy as it pertains to system onboarding and operation
  • Provide leadership for the continued stable operation of the RSHP systems to include capacity planning, technology refresh and reporting of KPI’s
  • Collaborate with and provide direction to subcontractors and vendors performing installations, maintenance & configuration of supported systems
  • Apply advanced methods, theories and research techniques and assist in the development, implementation and documentation of processes and procedures to ensure compliance with business practices
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Excellent time management and organization skills, with the capability to manage multiple competing priorities
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate, partner, and collaborate with team members
  • Aptitude to pick up new concepts and technology rapidly and the ability to explain it to all stakeholders
  • Analytical and creative problem-solving skills for design and testing of systems

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, management information systems, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience administering AWS, Azure, GCE, private & hybrid cloud environments
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the backup, recovery & disaster recovery of supported environments
  • Advanced knowledge of GCE, Azure, AWS, private & hybrid cloud systems
  • Advanced knowledge of enterprise data center systems, to include Dell vxRail, Data Domain, Avamar, NEXUS, Cisco & Palo Alto
  • Familiarity with securing server environments in a regulated industry
  • High level experience in complex IT environments which incorporate tradition and non-traditional IT services
  • High level experience supporting 24x7x365 mission critical IT infrastructure
  • High level experience with system security and best practices
  • High level experience administering server environments in a 24x7x365 mission critical environment
  • High level experience in complex, multivendor networking environments, preferred
  • Familiarity with DISA STIGs and RMF/DIACAP frameworks, preferred

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

  • DoD 8570 Security+ Certification required
  • Applicable Certifications, preferred:
    • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
    • Microsoft Certifications (MCSE/MCSA/MCDBA)
    • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA/RHCE)
    • Cisco Certifications (CCNA/CCNP)
    • CompTIA Security+ CE
    • Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
    • Google Cloud Engineer
    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect
    • PMP
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs.
  • Some travel may be required (less than 10%)
  • The flexibility to work occasional non-duty hours or on weekends to support specific project or mission requirements
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance, which includes U.S. citizenship or U.S. naturalization
  • Must be fully vaccinated from the COVID-19 virus, which means two weeks have passed since a single-shot vaccine or the second dose of a two-shot vaccine
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License required

What We Offer:

  • Everyday Wellness: Access to on-base facilities which may include: fitness centers, pool, bowling alley, recreational facilities, beach access and restaurants.
  • Financial Opportunities: 401k savings program with company match and vesting on day one, retail and merchant employee discount programs, life insurance, business travel insurance and more.
  • Work/Life Balance: Tuition reimbursement programs and flexible schedules.
  • Equal Opportunity: Commitment to diversity and strategic partnerships.

Note: This job description describes the general nature of the duties and requirements of the job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list or to limit the supervisor's ability to modify work assignments as appropriate.

RGNext is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status or any other protected class.