• Operations Manager, Strategic Programs

    Job Locations US-VA-Sterling
    Job ID
    Data Center Operations and Facilities

    The IT world is evolving. New technologies. New infrastructures. New and more complex customer needs. Every day feels like a shift. There’s a sense of excitement surrounding the future, but also uncertainty. That’s where QTS comes in. We’re fearlessly leading the way by redefining what it means to be a data center. We house next-generation cloud and hybrid solutions. We deliver a fully-integrated platform from top to bottom – one enabled by technology and world-class infrastructure. Simply put, we’re evolving to stay ahead of the curve.


    At QTS our people power us to provide expertise, technology and infrastructure for IT decision makers in complex, high-pressure environments. As one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing data center companies we help manage and protect critical data during a time of unprecedented change. The power of QTS' innovation happens when smart, creative people with a unified vision collaborate to break new ground, solve a problem, or create a solution to improve lives. 


    At QTS, we know where IT is going. And we’d like to invite you to join us.




    The Strategic Programs Operations Manager is responsible for the successful job execution of all QTS secure customers. The successful candidate will manage secure customer deployments beginning with contract signing and will transition to operational manager as the space becomes activated. Additionally, the Operations Manager will serve as primary point-of-contact for the customer’s ground level operations team and will interface with QTS operational personnel to ensure all customer needs are met. The Operations Manager must proactively identify customer pain points and then focus QTS resources on driving solutions.

    RESPONSIBILITIES, other duties may be assigned

    • Act as primary point-of-contact for customer operations personnel and interface with them regularly within their secure environment
    • Provide rapid solutions to customer issues and ensure issues are being actively tracked and managed
    • Proactively identify needs and potential issues facing the customer and drive for solutions
    • Proactively identify and task the appropriate company resources for issue resolution
    • Manage secure customer move-ins from contract signing to space activation
    • Coordinate between sales, facilities, security, development and other QTS personnel to ensure all move-in milestones are met on time or ahead of schedule
    • Aid in developing operational procedures for successful secure customer management
    • Provide regular reporting to customer and QTS leadership
    • Quickly inform QTS leadership when customer issues arise
    • Coordinate and arrange for cleared escorts
    • Recognize opportunities and/or risks for future customer growth


    • Active TS/SCI Clearance
    • United States Citizenship
    • Five or more years’ experience in project management



    • One or more years of experience working in a data center environment
    • Must reside near Ashburn, Virginia




    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with all levels of the organization
    • Ability to track multiple outstanding items in order to meet tight deadlines
    • Ability to interface directly with customers and to work well with diverse teams


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