Project Manager - Data Center Operations

Cloudflare, San Francisco, CA

Help us build a better Internet

About Us

At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today, Cloudflare runs one of the world’s largest distributed networks that powers more than 1.5 trillion pageviews each month across 5 million Internet properties. More than 10 percent of all global Internet requests flow through Cloudflare’s network. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code.

Our customers range from Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits to small businesses and  budding entrepreneurs. Every day, about 12,000 new customers sign up. We’re working to create a faster, more secure, and more reliable experience for anyone online and given the scale at which we operate, our mission is big. Our team is hard at work shaping the future of the Internet by solving some of its toughest challenges. Come join us.

About the Role

We are seeking a Project Manager - Data Center Operations to join our Infrastructure team to help rapidly grow our global data center network (currently 118 data centers). In this role, you will plan and manage multiple projects to turn up new data centers, upgrade and optimize existing data centers as well as define our long term infrastructure strategy. You will plan capacity for all of Cloudflare’s global data center network, guide hardware purchase decisions, supply chain and colocation strategy. This is a leadership role where you will externally represent Cloudflare to vendors and partners in the data center industry.

This role will involve close collaboration with our vendors, as well as cross-functional collaboration across Cloudflare’s Engineering, SRE as well as business teams. This is an excellent opportunity where you will get to build a faster, safer Internet for our millions of users and the billions of web surfers that visit their sites each month.


  • Define our data center growth strategy and work cross-functionally to implement it

  • Create and maintain capacity and supply plans for all of Cloudflare’s global infrastructure

  • Work with engineering teams to plan, scope and project manage new data center projects, expansions and retrofits

  • Optimize servers, networking and other hardware specifications to support data center growth, cut operating and capital costs

  • Conduct market research and optimize site selection for new sites and growing existing sites

  • Manage external vendors (hardware, colocation, services) to ensure on-time and within budget delivery of data center projects

  • Aggressively seek opportunities to introduce cutting-edge technology and automation solutions that are effective, efficient and scalable in order to improve our ability to deploy and maintain our global infrastructure


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field or related work experience

  • At least 3 years of experience planning and deploying data center infrastructure

  • Must be proactive with proven ability to learn fast and manage cross functional and complex projects

  • Demonstrated experience leading operational improvements in a rapidly changing environment

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and interpersonal skills

  • Comfortable with MS excel and Google spreadsheets as well as project management software (of your choice)

  • Experience with global supply chain and logistics

  • Preferred:

    • Multi-lingual and/or experience working with in multiple countries

What Makes Us Special

We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet. In 2014, we launched Project Galileo, an initiative through which we partner with global NGOs to identify websites at risk of attack and provide the same state-of-the-art mitigation technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers--at no cost. Project Galileo equips politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work.

Additionally, in 2016, we announced our partnership with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization that works with companies to create 18-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one. With the lofty goal of shaping the future of the Internet, we’re focused on recruiting the best and the brightest, no matter what.

Cloudflare hires the best people based on an evaluation of their abilities and effectiveness.  We don't discriminate against employees on the basis of any other personal characteristic or any classification protected by federal, state or local law.

About Cloudflare

About us Cloudflare is the simplest way to make websites faster, safer and smarter. Millions of websites have signed up for our service, including large enterprises, major consumer destinations, and government agencies. With offices in San Francisco and London, Cloudflare operates a highly-available global network that has security measures built into every layer and regularly clocks in lightning-fast speeds. We're on a mission to build a better web - and we need smart, talented people to join our team. Our team works on the forefront of leading technologies including nginx, Go and Lua programming languages. We're a strong supporter of the open source community and regularly share our technology learnings at https://blog.cloudflare.com.

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