Hosting Operations Manager



Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2024

We are hiring an experienced Hosting Operations Manager to head up our experienced Data Center team.

Role responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the activities of the hosting and managed services team, including staff responsible for networks, systems, monitoring and tools, and associated service management.
  • Timely completion of projects and/or work-streams owned within the team, provide updates as required, raise or address risks and issues in a pro-active manner.
  • Ensure service components under management are monitored 24x7 for availability, capacity and performance.
  • Service level metrics are monitored, reviewed and reported on a regular basis and that the necessary steps are taken to resolve any issues or negative trends that may be identified.
  • Ensure processes are followed across the team and, in particular, that events, incidents and requests are dealt with in a timely manner using the appropriate operational processes and tools.
  • Ensure service components are supported in line with agreed standards and processes and that backups are completed in line with agreed schedules.
  • Agree and maintain the 24x7 on-call schedule across the team; also, maintain an up to date support matrix for each customer and/or solution.
  • Maintain operational acceptance criteria for solutions to be hosted by the team and work with the appropriate teams e.g. hosting architecture and delivery to ensure that solutions meet those before going into production.
  • Ensure that solutions are fully documented, including up to date architecture and network diagrams, “as-built” configurations and support procedures e.g. how to perform fail-over testing, etc, and that these documents continue to be updated as part of the “business as usual” operational processes.
  • Hosting bid support. Ensure that solutions are sized and priced using agreed tools, and that bid questions are answered in a timely manner.
  • Budget management, including cost models, budgets, negotiating with vendors, etc.
  • Maintain good relationships with other teams, customers and suppliers in order to maximize team working and collaboration.
  • Continue to look for ways that the service can be improved and, where agreed, lead or assist with the implementation of service improvements. In particular, focus on service automation opportunities in line with the wider hosted services strategy and available tools.
  • Provide consultation to customers and stakeholders on in-life customer solutions.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Experience of delivering hosted services in a commercial context e.g. Software as a Service.
  • Experience of leading staff responsible for 24x7 availability, performance and security of hosted and/or managed services.
  • Excellent vendor management experience, ideally with proven negotiation skills.
  • Budget management experience.
  • Experience in managing complex stakeholder relationships, both customer and internal.
  • Experience of implementing and operating ITIL-based operational processes.
  • Experience of ISO20000, ISO27001 and ISO22301 beneficial.
  • Strong client and relationship management skills, with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to identify and gain support for win-win solutions in the face of conflicting priorities and/or opposing technical views.
  • Pro-active approach to identifying, owning and resolving problems.

As an equal opportunities employer, InterSystems does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join our organisation.

About InterSystems

Established in 1978, InterSystems provides innovative data solutions for organizations with critical information needs in the healthcare, finance, and logistics sectors and beyond. Our cloud-first data platforms solve interoperability, speed, and scalability problems for organizations around the globe. InterSystems also develops and supports data management in hospitals through the world’s most proven electronic medical record, as well as unified care records for health systems and governments through a powerful suite of healthcare data integration solutions. The company is committed to excellence through its award-winning, 24×7 support for customers and partners in more than 80 countries. Privately held and headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, InterSystems has 25 offices worldwide. For more information, please visit