JOB NUMBER: JB03925
VACANCY NUMBER: ADV04696
ORGANIZATION: MSC Crociere S.P.A.
BUSINESS AREA: Office
LINE MANAGER: IT INFRASTRUCTURE DELIVERY MANAGER
MSC Cruises, the 3rd largest cruise operator in the world with an ambitious 10-year investment plan of €13.6 billion plan that includes the construction of up to 17 new digital ships, plus terminals and other important assets.
We’re totally transforming our business and building a modern and highly digitalized company and our IT is at the core to support the digital transformation.
Working in MSC Cruises is working in a very dynamic and international context with the freedom to shape and define the future of digital in our organization, with the support and scope of a vast global evolving business.
Our environment is international, fast-paced, highly collaborative, and meritocratic.
We are looking for an IT Specialist - Datacenter in our Naples office, the major service delivery center in the Group.
The position offers the option of smart working to ensure you have the best work-life balance possible.
The position involves travelling (10 – 15%) to the corporate datacenters and a possible relocation to Geneva by early 2026.
In a very dynamic and growing IT dept, the Datacenter Specialist reports to the IT Infrastructure Delivery Lead & IT Senior Platforms Manager and will be responsible to design, implement and manage data center infrastructure with a key focus on availability, reliability and performance of servers, storage, and backup infrastructure.
-Set strategies & help the unit in adopting the right datacenter solution(s);
-Design and implement data center infrastructure components like servers, storage, disk, and tape libraries;
-Manage life cycle of datacenter components: (introduce, deploy, maintain, and retire it);
-Setup & configure datacenter infrastructure for high availability, reliability, and performance;
-Manage and optimize storage solutions;
-Implement backup and recovery strategies for data protection;
-Oversee day-to-day operations of the datacenter facility with the provider;
-Organize and manage server racks and cabling to optimize airflow and accessibility;
-Establish alerting systems for proactive problem identification;
-Analyze resource utilization and plan for future capacity needs;
-Define key performance indicators for datacenter components;
-Collaborate with vendors for hardware and software procurement;
-Manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
-Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation for configurations and procedures for all datacenter components.
-Fluent in English, oral and written. Knowledge of French is an advantage;
-Master's or Bachelor’s degree in Computer science, engineering or equivalent;
-Must have at least 3+ years of experience as a Datacenter specialist;
-Ability to communicate with technical and non-technical audiences and to deliver with stretched deadlines.
Hands-On experience and very good knowledge working with below products or their equivalents:
-VMWare virtualization platform (vSphere, NSX, vSAN, vRealize);
-HPE Synergy 480 Gen10 Plus compute;
-Storage solutions PureStorage, HPE Alletra & EMC UNITY.;
-Backup disk library based on Cisco Hyperscale S3260;
-IBM Tape library TS4300.-Backup & Recovery product CommVault;
-Knowledge of IBM Power8 & Power9 is a plus;
-Knowledge of Oracle Exadata X8 & X6 is a plus;
-Knowledge of automation using Ansible is a plus.
Right to work in Italy.
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