Date:  Sep 17, 2023
Contract type:  Permanent contract

Toronto, ON, CA, N3E 1A6


OVHcloud spans 5 continents and 183 countries, with 37 world-class data centers and multiple points of presence (PoPs). For more than 20 years, OVHcloud has designed and built its own servers and data centers — using the latest and most innovative components — and has maintained its own global fibreoptic network. Industrialising the end-to-end production process means it can provide better and more cost-effective solutions, giving its customers the freedom to innovate. We leverages the full power of its global infrastructure to deliver solutions for businesses of all sizes, in all industries worldwide. From our range of products, our support, thriving ecosystem, passionate employees, to our commitment to social responsibility – we are open to power your data.




Within OVHcloud, the Business Unit Industry is responsible for designing and delivering server resources and infrastructures, innovating and industrializing best practices. This ensures a competitive and quality level of service while respecting the deadlines agreed with customers.
As a member of the DC Operations team and reporting to the Regional DC Manager Canada, the Toronto Datacenter Manager will ensure the continuity of datacenter operations in cross-functional collaboration with the teams locally. The DC Manager will manage a team of technicians that is responsible for maintaining our services and supporting the deployment of new infrastructures in the datacenter.


Please note that this job position will be located in Cambridge, Ontario





-    Manage datacenter teams


  • Train, mentor and lead multidisciplinary teams
  • Manage and supervise the different teams working in the datacenter: DC IT/Run, Infrastructure, Stock
  • Manage individual and collective performance
  • Assess and develop the skills of employees
  • Develop workload and recruitment plans for your team and ensure that these are consistent
  • Organize the site’s business continuity (on-call workers, crisis mode, etc.)
  • Participate in recruiting datacenter teams
  • Ensure health and safety regulations are respected in the datacenter
  • Make sure the teams work well together and communicate successfully  

-    Manage the operational activities of the infrastructure


  • Manage the site and make sure it operates smoothly
  • Manage and coordinate datacenter operations
  • Ensure the datacenter infrastructure is kept active (electricity, cooling, measuring and monitoring technologies, security systems, optical fiber)
  • Manage the maintenance contracts for the datacenter (monitoring failures, error reports, ticket creation, overseeing contracts)
  • Coordinate interventions with external providers  
  • Nurture and maintain a close relationship with providers  
  • Oversee development and validate service compliance
  • Ensure documentation on DC operations is available
  • Carry out checks and maintenance within the deadlines set by the manufacturer or the development department (establish how often maintenance is carried out as necessary)
  • Ensure the hardware and infrastructure asset inventory is kept up to date
  • Organize risk management and prevention
  • Act as the operational manager of information security(ROSI) and make sure documentation is kept up to date (security files, procedures, etc.)
  • Perform audits in collaboration with the Quality team (27001/SOC/PCI DSS, etc.)


-    Contribute to the development and performance of the datacenter


  • Monitor and facilitate the key performance indicators
  • Report monthly on the DC infrastructure  
  • Set and manage the infrastructure budget
  • Perform administrative management for the site (invoices, temporary contracts, activity reports, etc.)
  • Work in partnership with the Project teams & colocation provider for datacenter extensions
  • Maintain optimal relationships with local authorities and ensure compliance with local regulations
  • Organize and carry out datacenter visits for customers

-    Make sure service levels are upheld and guarantee operational improvement


  • Ensure DC infrastructures and installations are of a high quality
  • Identify, process and manage problems that have an impact on the security, reliability or maintainability of infrastructures
  • Be a local force of continuous improvement by updating risk analysis and following action plans for correction and prevention
  • Participate in deploying prototypes and communicate with the R&D teams to improve the product
  • Help improve procedures and moderate the different suggestions from datacenter teams





- Technical skills


  • Very good knowledge of datacenter infrastructures
  • Good knowledge of IT hardware and networks
  • Command of methods for continuous improvement and industrial performance
  • Knowledge of operations management tools (budget, reporting, etc.)
  • Fluency in English


- Soft skills


  • Leadership abilities
  • Able to build and lead teams
  • Rigorous, analytical approach
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Approachable and hands-on
  • Sense of responsibility, a self-starter

- Experience


  • 5 years’ higher studies in infrastructure management and maintenance
  • Operational manager with 5 years experience in a position of responsibility in an industrial environment
  • Skills and interest in the IT sector




At OVHcloud, we feel that it's important to contribute to the well-being of our employees. Here's what we offer:

- Group RRSP
- Complete group insurance program (drug, dental, life, vision, etc.)
- Flexible time off in addition to a competitive vacation package
- Reimbursement program for annual gym membership or other physical activities
- Employee referral program
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
- Virtual healthcare Program


Want to join a unique human adventure?

Explore new ways and use your talent and your energy to support an ambitious project?
You are at the right place. Join the OVHcloud adventure!


Expected starting date : October 2nd 2023.