Role details

IT Team Lead - Data Storage

Berlin   •  Permanent

About Our Client

Our client is overtaking more and more share of the international cloud market and is making it in the headlines of renowned tech press. Almost 10 years ago they started building and selling their proprietary products B2B and are currently undergoing internationalization. With several data centers in Germany as well as in other international locations, they offer state-of-the-art solutions for a global base of clients. With passion for innovative technology and pride of their company culture, they work hard on further developing their market position while obtaining long-term goals. A team of more than 100 employees from several different nations make sure this growth will last. For one of their key teams in the Berlin headquarters, we are now looking for an experienced as well as engaging Team Lead Storage (m/f) to start at the earliest possible date.

Job Description

  • You will take over leadership and full responsibility for the specialized storage team which is in charge for all data centers worldwide (roughly 10 petabytes; growing rapidly) and located in the heart of Berlin
  • You make sure to further grow in headcount; by the end of 2016 the team size should be 10+
  • You are responsible for stability, availability, scalability and security of the Open Source based storage infrastructure
  • You drive further development of individual cloud storage solutions and their flawless integration
  • You make sure to set clear vision and targets for all team members and know how to engage them the best possible way
  • You autonomously push new ideas and therefore act as a sparring partner to the Head of Operations and general management of the company
  • You continuously improve processes of your department assuring an organized and lean team set up
  • You develop your division following service management processes (ITIL V3/ ISO 20000)

The Successful Applicant

  • University degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related engineering fields or highly qualifying job experience
  • Proven leadership qualities, used to complex international projects in the field of Storage Development and Solutions
  • Expert knowledge in virtualization (KVM, VMware, ...)
  • Knowledge of horizontal and vertical storage build-outs (i.e. SAN / NAS), handling of "bad neighborhood scenarios", top-notch hardware suppliers, ...
  • Interest in working in a highly international and agile organization including a data driven and result oriented mindset
  • Experience in working in an ITIL based organization; preferably ITIL Foundation Level certified
  • Extraordinary commitment, drive for innovation and creativity
  • Passion for creating lean, target oriented IT systems, very good problem solving skills and a 'can do' attitude
  • Enthusiasm and ability to mentor less experienced team members
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and entrepreneurial personality
  • Willingness for international travels (~10%)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Full Proficiency in English; German skills will be of advance

What's on Offer

Competitive package.

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