Data Center Solutions Manager


Bethpage, NY, US, 11714

Brand:  Lightpath
Requisition #:  906

Lightpath is one of the largest competitive local exchange carriers in the tri-state area. We own and operate our infrastructure "from the ground up" by deploying over 20,000 route miles connecting 13,500 on-net/LIT buildings, With a strong portfolio of cutting edge solutions for Internet, WAN, Voice, SD-WAN, Security & Cloud services, we enable Enterprise customers of all sizes the ability to react to new challenges while developing best practices for the future. With Lightpath’s continued focus on network excellence and a “customer first” service commitment, we are building a workforce of the best talent that will meet the needs of our customers and reflect the diverse communities we serve.


  • Provide direct oversight and ongoing management of LightPath 3rd party Data Center network facilities.
  • Develop and manage relationships with all major data centers operators, negotiate long-term favorable MSA’s with data center operators
  • Act as the Lightpath agent for new data center deployments on behalf of the internal network planning team
  • Play an active role in the strategic network expansion planning; collaborate with Network Planning and Sales engineers to identify prospective data centers to support LigthPath growing and expanding fiber network.
  • Collaborate with sales and capacity engineers to gather detailed space requirements and ensure facilities are optimally designed
  • Work with internal sales and capacity planning engineers defining new data center deployment criteria while considering future growth capacity
  • Oversee the implementation of data center expansion, engaged data center engineers and design team ensure facility set up compliant with internal and industry standards
  • Ability to understand POE fiber route drawings and the definition of an innerduct and conduits; corrugated, EMT, HDPE, etc.
  • Strong understanding of the power types data centers offer; AC receptacle types, single-phase and three-phase, DC distribution types; Fuse panel and BDFB.  Knowledgeable in the difference between kW metered power and unmetered Amp breaker power.
  • Work with internal Lightpath teams to develop standards and configurations for small, medium, and large data center deployments to simplify the process of setting up a data center presence including generating standards for materials, power, and fiber connectivity to MMR.
  • Be able to work with Data Center operators for the purpose of facility audit, including Cross Connect, power, space, conduit, and recommending optimization strategic as necessary and appropriate
  • Collaborate with designer/architect and MEP contractor to develop a complete set of architectural and engineering plans, prepare programming requirements to be shared with the designer/architect.
  • Review schematic design with internal stakeholders. Communicate design modifications with the architect for plan revisions until a final schematic design is approved.
  • Place orders within data center portals for all aspect of services including space, new power and MMR fiber entrance requests, ability to manage various smart hand requirements
  • Develop an internal process for internal network-related cross-connect and disconnect orders.
  • Collaborate with Type II and other internal stakeholders to develop a system to manage our growing inventory of cross-connects and CFA’s
  • Assist in developing annual operating and capital budgets required for the ongoing maintenance and capital upgrades of all data center related facilities.
  • Analyze internal department processes to identify areas of improvement.



  • Minimal 5 year of Data Center management experience
  • Telecom experience required
  • Proven project management experience
  • Salesforce and Microsoft Office experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred


Lightpath is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds regardless of gender, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Nearest Major Market: Long Island
Nearest Secondary Market: New York CIty