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Whitespace Planner

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Published: May 13, 2024 (12 days ago)

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Airtel Kenya wishes to recruit for therole of Lead, Whitespace Planner within the Networks Department. 

Reporting to the Head of Network
Operations, the role holder will beresponsible for designing and optimizing

thelayout of the the data center facility to ensure efficient utilization ofphysical space, optimize capacity 

management,support the growth and scalability of IT infrastructure. The Whitespace  Planner will be responsible formaintaining a well-organized and efficient data center environment that meetsboth current and future IT infrastructure requirements
Responsibilities

Airtel Kenya wishes to recruit for therole of Lead, Whitespace Planner within the Networks Department. 

Reporting to the Head of Network
Operations, the role holder will beresponsible for designing and optimizing

thelayout of the the data center facility to ensure efficient utilization ofphysical space, optimize capacity 

management,support the growth and scalability of IT infrastructure. The Whitespace  Planner will be responsible formaintaining a well-organized and efficient data center environment that meetsboth current and future IT infrastructure requirements
  • Designthe layout of the Data center floor space to maximize efficiency and capacityutilization which includes placement of server racks, networking equipment,

    cooling systems, power distribution units, and other infrastructure components.

  • Monitorand forecast Data center space, power, and cooling capacity ensuring resourcesare effectively utilized to support seamless operations.


  • Determinethe optimal placement of IT equipment within the facility for proper airflow,cooling and maintenance access.


  • Createrack elevation diagrams and floor plans to visualize the arrangement of serverracks, cabling, and other equipment.


  • Ensurethat the data center design and layout comply with industry standards, bestpractices, and regulatory requirements including environment for IT operations.


  • Workclosely with architects, engineers, operations teams, and other stakeholders forthe space planning activities and ensure alignment with business objectives.


  • Identifyopportunities for optimization through site surveys and assessments.


  • Recommendcontinuous improvements by evaluating technologies and solutions that willenhance whitespace planning processes and efficiency.


  • Drivethe future growth and scalability plan to ensure the data center can expand and

    adapt to changing business requirements.

  • Over 7 years in requisiteexperience in Data Centre whitespace planning, capacity management, or facilitydesign with in-depth knowledge in Data Centre modelling within Telco industry.



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