Manager: Data Center Engineering and Operations Team

New York, New York, United States

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Manager: Data Center Engineering and Operations Team

Two Sigma is a different kind of investment manager. Since 2001, we have used data science and technology to derive insights that forecast the future and discover value in markets worldwide. Our team of scientists, technologists and academics looks beyond traditional finance to understand the bigger picture and develop creative solutions to some of the world’s most difficult economic problems. Our work spans markets and industries, from insurance and securities to private investments and new ventures. 


Two Sigma operates collocated data centers and proximity hosting facilities globally. Systems hosted at these locations require high availability, scalability, and have latency requirements ranging from standard to ultra low latency. The Data Center Engineering and Operations Manager will lead a team of data center professionals in the engineering, installation, and 24x7 operation of Two Sigma’s data centers, proximity hosting sites, and office IDFs globally.


You will take on the following responsibilities:

  • Lead, align, and structure the team to deliver service excellence 

  • Develop and mentor managers and individual contributors on the team

  • Manage and provide overall oversight of team’s project portfolio

  • Review and evolve the department’s product and service delivery

  • Oversee adherence to processes and procedures and evolve them when needed

  • Ensure the governance of all data center hardware inventory and its security

  • Provide vendor and service contract governance 

  • Design, build, operate, and manage data centers and proximity hosting sites globally

  • Design (IT specifications), manage, and collaborate on the security of office IDFs


You should possess the following qualifications:

  • A proven track record of managing large scale data centers, related engineering, and daily operations. Financial industry experience strongly preferred.

  • A minimum of 10 years experience in team management

  • BS degree in a STEM field, preferably engineering

  • Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills

  • Knowledge and understanding of power, cooling, cabling, and related systems

  • Successful delivery of project management and related techniques

  • Demonstrable soft skills 

  • Excellent organization and planning skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Exceptional candidates will have:

  • Financial industry experience engineering and operating data centers and proximity hosting sites globally for at least 7 years

  • Deep knowledge of hardware architecture - servers, storage, ...

  • Knowledge of Operating Systems administration - Linux and Windows

  • High level knowledge of networking technologies and principles

  • ITIL Certification


You will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Core Benefits: Fully paid medical and dental insurance premiums for employees and dependents, 401k match, employer-paid life & disability insurance

  • Perks: Onsite gyms with laundry service, wellness activities, casual dress, snacks, game rooms

  • Learning: Tuition reimbursement, conference and training sponsorship

  • Time Off: Generous vacation, sick days, and paid caregiver leaves


We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics.