Data Centre Migration Specialist

Job Category: Technology
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Lagos and Abuja offices

Job Purpose

We are seeking an experienced and accomplished Data Centre Migration Specialist to join our esteemed organization. As a Data Centre Migration Specialist, you will be responsible for leading and executing large-scale data centre migration projects with precision and efficiency. Your expertise in planning, managing, and executing complex migrations, combined with your deep knowledge of data centre infrastructure, will be invaluable in ensuring successful
transitions and minimal disruption to our critical systems. This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity for a highly skilled professional to showcase their talent and make a significant impact on our organization’s technological landscape.

Key Functions/Responsibilities

1. Project Planning and Strategy:

  • Lead the planning and strategy phases of data centre migration projects, collaborating with key stakeholders to define objectives, scope, timelines, and resource requirements.
  • Develop comprehensive migration plans, including risk assessments, contingency plans, and mitigation strategies.
  • Conduct thorough assessments of current data centre infrastructure, identifying dependencies, potential challenges, and opportunities for optimization.

2. Migration Execution and Coordination:

  • Oversee the execution of data centre migration projects, ensuring adherence to project plans, quality standards, and best practices.
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams, including IT, network engineering, security, and operations, to ensure smooth migration processes and minimize downtime.
  • Manage all aspects of physical and virtual server migration, network reconfiguration, storage relocation, and data replication activities.

3. Risk Management and Issue Resolution:

  • Identify potential risks and proactively develop mitigation strategies to minimize impact on data centre migration activities.
  • Monitor project progress, promptly identify any issues or roadblocks, and take decisive action to resolve them.
  • Implement effective change management practices, ensuring proper communication, documentation, and stakeholder engagement throughout the migration process.

4. Data Integrity and Security:

  • Implement robust data validation and verification processes to ensure the integrity and accuracy of migrated data.
  • Collaborate with the cybersecurity team to ensure that all migration activities comply with data privacy, regulatory, and security requirements.
  • Develop and enforce data backup and disaster recovery protocols to safeguard against potential data loss or system failures during the migration process.

5. Documentation and Reporting:

  • Maintain detailed documentation of all migration activities, including project plans, migration workflows, and technical specifications.
  • Generate regular progress reports, providing stakeholders with updates on project status, key milestones, and performance metrics.
  • Conduct post-migration assessments and produce comprehensive reports, highlighting lessons learned and recommendations for future improvements

Corporate Competencies:

  • Customer-Centric
  • Value Creation
  • Innovative
  • Leadership
  • Ownership

Functional Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field (master’s degree preferred).
  • Proven experience (minimum 7 years) as a Data Centre Migration Specialist, successfully leading and executing large-scale migration projects.
  • Deep knowledge of data centre infrastructure, including servers, networks, storage systems, and virtualization technologies.
  • Strong understanding of data centre migration methodologies, tools, and best practices.
  • Proficiency in project management methodologies and tools, with a track record of delivering projects on time and within budget.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to navigate complex technical challenges and develop innovative solutions.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and communicate technical concepts to non-technical.
  • Extensive client-facing skills and the ability to work independently.

Preferred Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology (Preferably a master’s degree) or related field.

Experience: 7 – 10 year’s Data Migration or related field


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