• Senior Project Manager - Data Center Migrations

    Job Locations US
    Job ID
    Project Manager
    Professional Services
  • Overview

    The David Kenneth Group is seeking to add a qualified Senior Project Manager to its team of experienced Data Center Migration Professionals.  The person in this role will be responsible for Data Center project planning, development, and implementation.  Project Managers must be able to demonstrate broad experience in both project management and the technologies used in a data center infrastructure to be qualified. Such technologies include but are not limited to Compute, Storage, Network, Virtualization, etc. The successful candidate will be an exceptionally strong communicator both written and verbally, and will lead multi-discipline, highly technical staff and technical project initiatives. The candidate must be comfortable managing remote project delivery teams, and possess the ability to facilitate technical whiteboard sessions to troubleshoot project implementation issues, and remove barriers to project success.


    Our work culture mandates an entrepreneurial mindset and a self-starter attitude. David-Kenneth Group hires individuals that embrace critical questioning, innovation, service and continuous improvement of themselves and those around them. 


    This position will provide unique challenges as well as an opportunity to work with an industry leader whose services are in high demand. Should you be qualified, this position will offer professional development and mentoring. If you exude passion and enjoy the challenges of deploying highly technical and innovative projects at a massive scale, then this is the job is for you!


    • Project Managers are responsible for understanding the clients’ existing environments, the client’s business drivers, managing schedules, budgets, deliverables, issues/risks, and internal communications.
    • Manage technical team resources for the full implementation life cycle of data center construction from Design to Decommission across multiple subject areas such as: Facilities, network, Storage, Virtual Compute, Physical Compute, Security, Database, various applications
    • The ideal candidate must be delivery orientated, proactive, and comfortable working in small teams of top-flight personnel. 
    • Communicate effectively, develop strong internal and external working relationships; delegate work as well as work well with a team.
    • Lead and execute complex projects with limited supervision; understand clients overall business objectives and how to position effective solutions to ensure successful implementation of products and technologies.
    • Assist Senior Project Managers with determining data center migration readiness strategy and execution
    • Effectively multitask between different initiatives quickly while maintaining project timelines


    • 10 plus years of hands-on Project Management experience is required; managing complex, large-scale technology or Data Center Infrastructure projects is required.
    • Strong IT infrastructure background and some data center migration knowledge/exposure
    • Demonstrates the ability to lead a team, someone who is easy to communicate with and can build lasting relationships with clients
    • Excellent attention to detail, able to think fast and adapt quickly to change
    • Experience with presenting orals/ pays attention to the needs of the client able to think ahead, carefully plans 
    • Strong delivery background/ has led several migrations in the size and scale comparable to our business would be preferred.
    • Able to demonstrate a high level of fluency / understanding of data center technologies and terminology
    • Ability to manage, track and report on performance to budget and schedule
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact efficiently with the technical team as well as C-level executives
    • Proven accountability and demonstrates a high degree of ownership
    • Mastery of MS Project, Word, Excel, Visio, and SharePoint
    • Ability to work independently
    • Customer focused, with a proven track record of exceeding expectations in project delivery

    Preferred Experience

    • PMP Certification
    • Previous experience in leading data center migration readiness projects
    • Understands the migration process from discovery and planning to execution  
    • Previous experience leading a data center migration, transition, or consolidation project.
    • Hands on project management experience in Banking, Healthcare, or Manufacturing industries
    • Previous experience working in a large scale environment (global, fortune 500)
    • Past experience working with top-tier companies such as: IBM, EMC, Cisco, Microsoft, and Google.
    • Recent experience with leading technologies and markets (cloud migrations, software defined networking, etc.)
    • Experience with business development tasks (RFPs, whitepapers, etc.)


    Additional Information: 

    • Must be authorized to work in the United States 
    • Full time position/w Benefits  
    • Ability to travel as needed with prior notice (approximately 20-30% 1wk/per month average within continental US annually) 
    • Telecommute ( willing to support any U.S. Time Zone) 


    Corporate Summary     

    David-Kenneth Group is a privately held company whose main offices are in Annapolis, Maryland. Our core competency and singular focus is data center migration and disaster recovery. The company is a certified veteran-owned business and has more than 40-years of experience increasing market share and revenue for clients.  All of our people, processes and methodology are purposed to help achieve the very attractive business benefits associated with data center migrations.  What is typically a once in a lifetime project for most organizations is what we do all day, every day.    

    Please visit our website at www.davidkennethgroup.com for additional information.    


    What We do!   

    Our typical engagements are relocations, mergers, consolidations, and modernizations lasting anywhere from 6 to 18 months. Our clients usually operate between 300 and 2000+ virtual servers providing mission-critical IT services in the health care, financial services, media, retail, utilities and national defense industries. Our data center migration services include data center migration strategy workshops, relocations, colocations, consolidations, transitions (transformation), and disaster recovery. We help organizations determine the strategy that best meets their evolving technical requirements and business goals. A data center migration strategy can include infrastructure optimization, colo and outsourcing selection, or application modernization services; our experts will guide clients through the process without interruption to services.   


    Our Benefits & Our Culture  

    The David Kenneth Group is committed to providing our employees with a competitive benefits package that complements our core values and demonstrates our people-first commitment.  We offer a competitive salary; paid time off; FLEX- Time, paid holidays; medical, dental, and vision insurance; 401K; profit sharing program; and additional benefits such as employee development, education assistance, and employee referral bonuses. The hiring and retention of employees is critical to our success so we are continually striving to enhance our attraction as a great place to work!   


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