Data Center Manager

Job Locations US-DC | US-VA | US-MD-Beltsville
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Acuity is seeking a Data Center Manager to support a large federal government agency. Employee will normally perform on-site, at a secure government location Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Must be willing and able to perform on-call after hours and on weekends within contractual response times to support system operations, maintenance, and sustainment.


Manager is required to be on site 5 days a week in Washington, DC.



  • Ensure that the data center is adequate to support various customer system landings
  • Ensure Federal and industry Policies and Standards are being followed
  • Improve operational processes and documentation
  • Ability to develop long-term strategic maintenance plans and forecasts
  • Manages hardware installation, configuration, and optimization
  • Designs, implements, integrate, and provide full support for hardware in a multi-tiered, multi-platform environment
  • Manages implementation and maintenance activities for computer system hardware and configurations
  • Extremely close management of Incidents, Problem tickets and Change Controls in a data center environment to reduce risk
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with asset tagging and the data center inventory management across multiple customers
  • Manages the integration of new technologies into the environment
  • Liaison with Information Systems Security Officer and Cybersecurity offices for compliance and reporting initiatives
  • Assist in the implementation of the required government policies and make recommendations on process tailoring
  • Perform analyses to validate established security requirements and to recommend additional security requirements and safeguards


  • Bachelors degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university is required or; a minimum five (5) years of experience in critical Data Center Management
  • Five (5) years of experience in network engineering. Engineering disciplines may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in the Data Center Management field
  • Experience in rack elevation diagrams
  • Configuration Management experience
  • The successful candidate will be expected to implement engineering solutions and assure operational stability, assure datacenter configuration management, maintain system
  • Experienced managing and coordinating the planning and implementation of data center services including network connectivity, placement of equipment, racks, power circuits, heat containment, and ensuring they adhere to operational standards
  • Experienced with site selection, budget planning, RFPs/SOWs, space planning, power allocation
  • Create block diagrams and rack elevation diagrams
  • Assure that all equipment is properly maintained
  • Support engineering review and documentation
  • Manage the implementation of new equipment
  • Manage project staffing for after-hours support and weekend activities as required
  • Understanding of TCP/IP, common networking ports and protocols, traffic flow, system administration, OSI model, defense-in-depth, and common security elements
  • Familiarity with Information Assurance Vulnerability Management program
  • Must be available for on-call support
  • Understanding of current Windows and UNIX operating systems, and VMware technology.
  • Experience with FISMA compliant Assessment and Authorization (A&A) documentation development, including:
  • System Security Plan (SSP)
  • Contingency and Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA)
  • eAuthorization Risk Assessment
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Security Categorization
  • NIST 800-53 Security Controls Review and Implementation
  • Ability to collaborate with high-level stakeholders, ISSOs, system owners, and technical SMEs to identify, develop, and document finding mitigations and POA&Ms.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivation, professional demeanor, and accountability.

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Certified Data Centre Management Professional (CDCMP®)
  • The Data Center Operations Manager (DCOM)
  • CompTIA Security+, Network+

Clearance Requirement

  • Must have an Active DOD Top Secret clearance, verifiable in JPAS/DISS


Acuity is a leading management and technology consulting firm that specializes in serving the federal government. Our innovative, collaborative and rewarding work environment has earned repeat honors from the Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work and SmartCEO Corporate Culture awards. We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic







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