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Data Center Manager

Job ID 1378 Date posted 08/09/2018


Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.



Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is the scientific, extreme scale Data Laboratory in the US. With over 133 PB of archived data, we host the largest scientific data archive in the US and the 3rd largest worldwide. In contrast to many others, this is an active archive were we continuously reuse all the data in the archive. In 2017 we analyzed 500PB of data on site. This data comes largely from the many scientific user facilities that we support at BNL such as: the unique nuclear physics experiment RHIC, the brightest synchrotron in the world NSLS II, the largest Tier 1 center for the LHC Atlas experiment, the Japanese particle physics experiment Belle II, the Center for Functional Nano Materials and the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program. BNL is currently in the process of building a new 60,000 sq, ft. Data Center to accommodate its growing operations. 

As a result we have a lively, fast growing data science research program at BNL, with a specific focus on the challenges presented by the analysis, interpretation and use of data at extreme scales and in real time. The data science program is accompanied by significant computational modeling research effort, in support of the design, planning, analysis and interpretation of experiments and their results. The Computational Science Initiative (CSI - https://www.bnl.gov/compsci/) provides the laboratory wide umbrella for these activities, bringing together computer scientists, applied mathematicians and domain scientists to carry out leading edge research, convert research results into practical solutions that advance domain science and provide the necessary computing infrastructure services and training to support efficient operation.



We are currently seeking an energetic Data Center Manager to serve as a technical resource at BNL’s Scientific Data and Computing Center. As the Data Center Manager, you will work independently as well as within multi-disciplinary teams and responsible for  planning, troubleshooting, operation and preventative maintenance of mission-critical facilities and associated MEP, Fire alarm and building automation systems. Job duties also include Site planning, development and delivery of new data center on site, which maintain the highest performance standards and utilize innovation to reduce budgets and increase efficiency. Data Center Manager to work with vendors, develop SOP’s, HSE plans and work permits. You may also be required to respond to off hour calls in regards to emergent events and contribute to the resolution of various issues impacting performance of mission critical data center infrastructure. Ideal candidate will possess the ability to design, develop and deploy innovative solutions to address operational challenges in compliance within DOE guidelines. Only those who have worked within a datacenter environment are encouraged to apply.




Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/ Electrical engineering or relevant discipline.
  • 15 years of related work experience related to data center infrastructure and data center planning
  • Experience in Construction Management
  • Ability to research new designs, technologies, and best practices solutions for data center equipment and facilities
  • Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven problem solving skills
  • Quantitative analytical abilities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional Engineering license
  • Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Data Center Design Professional (CDCDP)
  • Minimum 10 years experience in Data Center Engineering and Operations
  • Master’s degree in Mechanical/ Electrical Engineering or relevant discipline
  • Fundamental understanding of local and international codes and standards
  • In depth knowledge of network design, HVAC, Fly Wheel UPS, Static UPS systems and Generators
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical Plans
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Dental Plans
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits


We invite you to consider Brookhaven National Laboratory for employment. To be considered for this position, please apply online at BNL Careers and enter the job title into the Keyword Search.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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