Manager Data Center Operations

Technology - Columbia, MO Columbia, Missouri


Join Team CARFAX as a Manager of Data Center Operations

Isn't it time you bragged about where you work? At CARFAX, we do, every day. We pride ourselves on being mission-focused on helping to grow a brand built on accuracy and integrity. We care deeply about our products and our customers. We’re more than just a company: We help millions of consumers make more-informed decisions every day. We know that our teammates are our most valuable asset, and we value a balanced life while tackling challenging projects in a fast-paced environment.  One last thing: Our four-day week continues in Summer 2024!

As a Manager of Data Center Operations, you will lead a highly functional team that is responsible for designing, implementing, maintaining and managing CARFAX mission critical infrastructure systems.  A successful candidate will be team oriented, a great communicator, and a leader in a fast-paced agile work environment.

This individual is responsible for the management of facility infrastructure resources and processes that support the core business functions of the organization.  This position also oversees planning, design, and integration of hardware resources for multiple data center infrastructures. 

At CARFAX, we believe in the power of teamwork and value in-person interactions so that we can collaborate and thrive together. This position will require 4 days per week in our Columbia,MO office subject to change with future business needs.

What you'll be doing:

  • Provide team leadership, direction, development, and oversight
  • Responsible for hardware procurement, installation, management, and operation
  • Oversees IT facilities and colocation data centers
  • Work with teams to design, build, and implement infrastructure resources and new products
  • Review and plan for infrastructure resource growth rates and capacity requirements
  • Oversees project planning and implementation
  • Drive efforts for continued automation processes to improve efficiency of resource availability

What we're looking for:

  •  Five+ years experience in computer networking, server administration, and information technology design and administration.
  • Experience in server room resource and facility management.
  • Experience in a supervisory/managerial role.
  • Highly motivated, self-driven with a can-do attitude.
  • Self-starter highly committed to providing quality customer service in a team environment
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with teams and others in a clear, concise, and timely manner
  • Efficient at developing and maintaining effective and professional working relationships with a variety of business partners and vendors
  • Experienced with directing projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and integration of technical solutions

What’s in it for you:

  • Competitive compensation, benefits and generous time-off policies
  • 4-Day summer work weeks and a winter holiday break
  • 401(k) / DCPP matching
  • Annual bonus program
  • Casual, dog-friendly, and innovative office spaces

Don’t just take our word for it:

  • 10X Virginia Business Best Places to Work
  • 9X Washingtonian Great Places to Work
  • 10X Washington Post Top Workplace
  • 3X St. Louis Post-Dispatch Best Places to Work


CARFAX, part of S&P Global Mobility, helps millions of people every day confidently shop, buy, service and sell used cars with innovative solutions powered by CARFAX vehicle history information. The expert in vehicle history since 1984, CARFAX provides exclusive services like CARFAX Used Car Listings, CARFAX Car Care, CARFAX History-Based Value and the flagship CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ to consumers and the automotive industry. CARFAX owns the world’s largest vehicle history database and is nationally recognized as a top workplace by The Washington Post and Shop, Buy, Service, Sell – Show me the CARFAX™. S&P Global Mobility is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI). S&P Global is the world’s foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, analytics and workflow solutions in the global capital, commodity and automotive markets.

CARFAX is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of CARFAX to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, disability or handicap, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, CARFAX will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. We maintain a drug-free workplace. We are a participant in E-Verify.