Network Guard (HK) - Senior Capacity Planner
Network Guard (HK)
Hong Kong
source : Happyer

Who we're looking for

Network Guard (HK) is looking for an Senior Capacity Planner to join the team!

What you will be doing

  • Analyzing capacity needs to operate our services and planning / executing to meet those requirements
  • Analyzing, reporting, optimizing, and managing operational expenditures within our operational budget
  • Managing and negotiating contracts with providers of data centers, hardware, IP addresses, ISP connections, peering links, payment gateways, and more
  • Leveraging our purchasing power and economies of scale to get the best possible prices and drive down the total cost of ownership and operational costs
  • Defining and enforcing the service quality for all types of providers we work with, evaluating them against our definitions, and selecting the best providers that meet our standards.
  • When we look for quality, we look for the quality of connectivity, security rating, reliability rate of incidents, and the quality of customer service.

  • Maintaining an always up-to-date inventory of all infrastructure resources we own or lease, as well as all associated contracts
  • Staying within acceptable risk levels as defined in our data center, infrastructure provider, and server security risk categorization system
  • Being aware of and documenting market players, pricing, and influences to ensure our services remain competitive with the best mix of quality and cost
  • Managing vendor relationships to ensure vendors have a positive partnering experience
  • Mentoring junior Capacity Planners and ensuring they have the knowledge and tools to be successful
  • Working with our Finance department to reconcile payments to vendors, and validating our spending as needed
  • Who you are

    A background in one or more of the following areas :

  • Data center procurement, capacity planning, or capacity engineering
  • IT purchasing, contracts management, or similar
  • Intermediate to advanced-level knowledge of :
  • Procurement of technical services and hardware
  • Contract negotiation
  • Vendor management
  • Planning, scheduling, and coordinating hardware upgrades, rollouts, and replacements
  • Data manipulation and basic data analysis
  • Project management
  • A background or knowledge of the datacenter industry, especially when it comes to colocation and hardware leasing
  • Knowledge of procurement of services such as ISPs, ISP peering, bandwidth, payment gateways, and IP addresses
  • The ability to lead or effectively work on infrastructure project teams
  • An understanding of financial modeling, predictions, and similar methodologies
  • Understanding metrics and reports
  • Documenting processes and following procedures
  • Strong verbal communications in English
  • Good writing / documentation skills in English
  • What we offer

  • Challenging work in a fun and collaborative environment
  • Attractive compensation and time-off benefits
  • Spacious open-concept and centrally located offices
  • Full-time employment with flexible working hours
  • Fully stocked pantry with fresh fruit and snacks
  • Team lunches and company events every quarter
  • Multicultural teams represented by 30+ nationalities
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