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Critical Environment Program Manager



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Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
Microsoft’s Cloud Operations & Innovation (CO+I) is the engine that powers our cloud services. As a CO+I Critical Environment Program 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 trainings and opportunities including Career Rotation Programs, Diversity & Inclusion trainings and events, and professional certifications.

Our infrastructure is comprised of a large global portfolio of more than 200 datacenters 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 datacenter 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.


Data Center Operations / Service Delivery:

  • Establish working relationships with customers.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations and maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment in a datacenter
    • Manage, plan control and organize the planned preventative and corrective electrical and/or mechanical equipment.
    • This involves utilizing CMMS and monitoring the performance of electrical plant and machinery, ensuring work is undertaken to prevent failure/loss of the plant and equipment and the production of work order and allocating the work daily to the Technicians, monitoring progress, and inspecting completed work to ensure the required standards are achieved.
  • Ensure that electrical, mechanical, and/or fire/life safety equipment within the datacenter is operating at peak efficiency.
  • Ensure compliance with infrastructure operations standardization
  • Act as an escalation point for all facilities-related issues within the datacenter, escalating to the Data Operations Manager as needed. This may include assisting technicians in times of emergencies, job training, and providing input/recommendations on electrical/mechanical design parameters.
  • Management of small-to-medium projects from conception to completion
  • Ensure routine reporting for critical infrastructure, inclusive of operational and maintenance KPIs, objectives, organizational polices, procedures, and standards.
  • Driving cost/energy efficiency projects
  • Identifying single points-of-failure at regional datacenter locations
  • Coordinate, plan, schedule, and supervise CE audits and compliance verifications
  • Drive identification and remediation of vulnerabilities (such as single points of failure). Provide recommendations on new data center equipment designs, technologies, and construction methods. Drive cost/energy efficiency projects
Data Center Work Environment

  • Share best practices, assists others in learning role, process, procedures; and mentors others
  • Promotes a culture of safety, security, and compliance in all aspect of datacenter activities
  • Realize the impact of change on others
  • Learn, live, and coach the One Microsoft culture and values. Lead through change by bringing clarity, generating energy, and delivering success
  • Removes barriers to agility to enable the team to shift priorities quickly without losing productivity.
  • Embody our culture and values


Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent AND 2+ years experience delivering server and network deployment projects in large-scale environments
    • OR 3+ years' experience supporting IT equipment or related technology.
Other 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Critical Environment infrastructures (e.g., UPS, Generator, AHU) AND 5+ years experience working in physical IT infrastructures (e.g., UPS (Uninterruptible Power Systems), Generator, AHU (Air Handling Unit)) or working in physical IT (Information Technology) infrastructures (e.g., Servers, Networking, Capacity, DC (Datacenter) Rack/Enclosures, structured cabling)
  • Technical College degree in Computer Science, Math, Telecommunications, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or related field.
  • Applicable certifications: ASICS (Inventory Control), CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association), Microsoft, Network Certifications, PMP (Project Management Professional), ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library), CDCP (Certified Data Center Professional).
  • Experience working with the operation of building cooling, electrical, mechanical, and life safety systems
  • Experience with Electrical Power Monitoring Systems (EPMS), Branch Circuit Monitoring (BCM), and Building Automation Systems (BAS)
  • Experience with project management or relevant certification/training in project management
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in applicable engineering field or mechanical or electrical trades
  • Experience working on large scale projects.

Data Center Operations Management IC4 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $99,000 - $195,000 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $129,500 - $216,000 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here:

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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