Whitespace Manager at Airtel Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria (Airtel Networks Limited) is a leading telecommunications services provider in Nigeria headquartered in Lagos, the commercial nerve-centre of Nigeria. The telco ranks amongst the top four mobile service providers in terms of subscribers with a customer base of more than 39.8 million. The company's product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce and enterprise services.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Whitespace Manager

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • As whitespace planner you will be responsible for designing and optimizing the layout and utilization of the physical space within the data center facility to ensure efficient utilization of physical space, optimize capacity management, and support the growth and scalability of IT infrastructure.
  • The Whitespace planner will be responsible for maintaining a well-organized and efficient data center environment that meets both current and future IT infrastructure requirements.

Job Responsibilities

  • Space Planning: Designing the layout of the data center floor space to maximize efficiency and capacity utilization. This involves planning the placement of server racks, networking equipment, cooling systems, power distribution units, and other infrastructure components.
  • Efficient Space Utilization: Design and optimize the layout of the data center floor space to maximize efficiency. This includes proper placement of server racks, networking equipment, cooling systems, and other infrastructure components to make the most of available space.
  • Rack Layout Design: Creating rack elevation diagrams and floor plans to visualize the arrangement of server racks, cabling, and other equipment within the data center.
  • Compliance and Standards: Ensuring that the data center design and layout comply with industry standards, best practices, and regulatory requirements related to space utilization, safety, security and in compliance to environment for IT operations.
  • Collaboration: Working closely with data center architects, engineers, operations teams, and other stakeholders to coordinate space planning activities and ensure alignment with business objectives.
  • Capacity Management: By monitoring and forecasting data center space, power, and cooling capacity, the whitespace planner should ensure that resources are utilized effectively. This proactive approach helps prevent overutilization or underutilization of resources, supporting seamless operations.
  • Equipment Placement: Determining the optimal placement of IT equipment within the data center to ensure proper airflow, cooling, and access for maintenance.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Master’s degree in a related field or MBA will be an advantage
  • Knowledge of data center infrastructure components, including server racks, networking equipment, cooling systems, and power distribution units.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to interpret data and make informed decisions.
  • Knowledge of industry standards and best practices related to data center design and operations.
  • Project management skills to plan and execute whitespace planning projects effectively.
  • Certification in data center design, capacity planning, or related areas is a plus.
  • 8+ years of relevant experience managing mission critical facilities.
  • Experience and in-depth knowledge in the Telecommunication industry data Centre modelling
  • Experience with data center physical security e.g. access control, surveillance systems etc.
  • Proven experience in data center whitespace planning, capacity management, or facility design.


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