Meet Seamus – Datum's new data centre engineer

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Introducing Seamus

Seamus joined the team in April 2024 as a data centre and technical support engineer based at our Manchester facility. In his role, Seamus will work to support both sides of the operations team – technical support and data centre operations – assisting customers and carrying out the day-to-day technical tasks that are required in the data halls.

A bit about Seamus

Prior to joining Datum, Seamus worked for a wireless solutions company as a field engineer. In this role, he was responsible for live network equipment such as switches, routers and firewalls. He would also build Wi-Fi systems for small and large businesses across the UK, as well as surveying buildings for new Wi-Fi and new fibre optic links.

Industry experience

Seamus brings with him solid experience of cabling and network infrastructure along with a strong understanding of the physical components of a network. He has worked with IT teams and clients across the country and boasts excellent customer service skills, as well as some very useful handyman skills which are being put to good use in our data centres!

Why Datum?

Having worked on the infrastructure side of networks for the past four years Seamus felt ready for a change into a more technical role. The data centre world felt like an exciting next step and following his interview with Dan and Lee, he felt that Datum could offer him e an opportunity to excel in a new area. He was confident that he could utlise a lot of the skills he had developed in his previous roles.

I also really liked the fact that Datum has an exciting company culture and I wanted to be a part of that. I could see from day dot that Datum is a growing business offering great opportunities and services to an exciting client portfolio. With MCR2 on the way and lots of other projects going on I feel I have joined at the perfect time.

Just for fun

Seamus is 24 years old and a big fan of Chelsea FC. He’s a fitness fanatic but loves nothing more than a cold pint in a pub beer garden on a summer’s day. His favourite film would be a tough decision between Interstellar and Saving Private Ryan and he’s currently re-watching Peaky Blinders. He hates mushrooms, would never put pineapple on pizza and if he could hop on a plane and travel anywhere in the world, he would go to South America.

We’re sure our clients will get to meet Seamus soon, either on-site at our Manchester data centre, or virtually via our support desk. Welcome to Datum, Seamus! We’re delighted to have you on board.