Data Center Engineering Manager

Flexible PHX Valley


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As a Data Center Engineering Manager at Go Daddy, you will manage our team of elite Data Center Engineers.  The ideal candidate must be able to work in a fast paced environment with rapidly shifting priorities, while maintaining availability and uptime.  As the Manager of Data Center Engineering you will be responsible for supporting a broad range of technical areas including servers, data center infrastructure, networks, cabling, and logistics. Additionally, you will be responsible for the operations and strategy in the support, maintenance, deployment, upgrade and optimization of IT Infrastructure.

We are looking for someone well versed in data center best practices, cabling standards, capacity projections and are up to date with the latest technologies.   Attention to detail and documentation skills are critical components to success in this position.  This position reports to the Director of Data Centers.


In this role, you will:

  • Provide direction, management and mentorship to all employees
  • Work with multiple teams to coordinate and implement project requirements
  • Prioritize project and team requests
  • Manage design standards across multiple teams utilizing industry best practices
  • Define, document and maintain design docs for cabling standards, rack design, server room design/utilization and enterprise capacity planning
  • Internal project management, design and working with vendors for data center infrastructure solutions
  • Work closely with Data Center Operations and Critical Facility Teams
  • Ability to successfully execute many complex tasks simultaneously
  • Work to find creative ways to keep operational costs to a minimum and will work outside of the box with team members to improve efficiency and implement new data center strategies
  • Maintain, monitor, analyze and troubleshoot data center equipment connectivity issues, provide break/fix resolution or escalation
  • Develop data center capacity planning models


Do you have what it takes?

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years experience of direct, data center engineering management
  • Experience leading technical teams in data center environments
  • Detailed understanding of current data center best practices, design principals,  Power systems (UPS, STS, PDU, Power strips, etc…), Network connectivity standards, Rack Design, Thermodynamics, Fires Suppression, Cabling standards (copper and fiber) and Capacity Management
  • Knowledge of server and network architecture and associated components
  • Experience deploying hardware and services in data centers
  • Experience developing and executing SOPs
  • Demonstrated familiarity with safe work practices
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a high volume, fast paced environment with many deadlines and competing priorities
  • Solid understanding of a 24 x 7 high-availability, mission-critical server infrastructure - MUST be able to articulate needs and plans to vendors
  • Must work well under sustained pressure and deadlines
  • Ability to read / understand blueprints and specifications
  • Ability to plan, document, and effectively implement projects and systems
  • Strong management, budgeting and business skills required, along with a proven track record in IT operations/engineering development and management
  • Experience with AutoCAD, Advanced MS Word & Excel
  • Data Center, Networking or industry certifications preferred
  • Work closely with industry experts to ensure Go Daddy remains forward looking and cutting edge
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and multi-task all critical programs and projects
  • Ability to achieve specific results from general direction
  • Ingenuity to find creative solutions for complex problems
  • Ability to determine the best course of action based on extremely complex issues in a time-pressured environment
  • Ability to work independently and produce creative and practical solutions
  • Ability to communicate clearly with all levels of employees
  • Must be able to complete assigned projects within specified time frames


Go Daddy’s award-winning technical teams design and support the innovative technologies that are transforming the cloud, the internet and the world.  From product developers to network engineers, data center technicians to platform engineers, our expertise ensures our customers have the technical solutions to meet their needs. We develop world-class products that help our customers establish, enhance and evolve their online presence. 

Are you ready to GO with us?

When you GO with Go Daddy, you have the opportunity to be part of something special by making a meaningful difference in the lives of our customers. Their success is our success.

Here’s what you need:

  • Passion to contribute to a truly exceptional customer experience, no matter your job title
  • Understanding that innovation and creativity is a part of what we do every day
  • Agility and action orientation – we move at the speed of tech
  • Understanding of the privilege and obligation of being part of a team

Here’s what we’ll provide:

  • A fun, dynamic and challenging work environment
  • Formal and informal opportunities and support for ongoing learning, growth and development
  • Team building activities and recognition
  • Competitive base plus bonus incentive
  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and insurance coverage for all benefit-eligible Go Daddy employees
  • Three weeks paid vacation your first year of employment

Go Daddy has been recognized because of its outstanding benefits, compensation, unique perks, diversity and company camaraderie. Go Daddy was awarded the 2011 and 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility Honoree - Arizona, Iowa & Denver. Go Daddy is the #1 IT Company on Inc. Magazine's inaugural Hire Power list of job creators.

Go Daddy’s philanthropic work supports a wide variety of charitable and community organizations dedicated to causes including women and children, domestic violence, child abuse, teenage homelessness, animal shelters and more. Visit for more information.

Go Daddy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


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