Data Center Technician/Networking

Title: Data Center Technician/Networking
Location: Austin, TX
Duration: 9 months Contract
 
Job Description:
·         We are currently looking for a Data Center Technician/Networking candidate to join our team in Round Rock TX. 
·         The Customer Solution Centers (CSC) Data Center Technician candidate should have experience with working in a data center environment. 
·         Candidate should have experience racking and cabling enterprise gear (servers and network switches). 
·         Should have sufficient enterprise racking and cabling of gear, as well as hardware troubleshooting and testing skills. 
·         This position is not customer facing, but may have to help a customer change out hardware or make lower lever software/management changes.
 
Responsibilities:
·         Team/project leader on one or more initiatives or projects Play a proactive role in developing and applying new approaches to data center management 
·         Provides limited guidance and leadership to lower level team members; develops and conducts technical training programs 
·         Supports multiple activities related to the Data Center infrastructure 
·         Performs data analysis and provides recommendations in presentation format in support of IT projects 
·         Evaluates implemented solutions and practices, identifies opportunities and recommends solutions for continuous improvements 
·         Performs a variety of complex tasks with regards to the development of processes, procedures, automation tool implementation, and deployment of software tools 
·         Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. 
·         Maintains up-to-date knowledge of information systems technology 
·         Works with users, cross-functional technical staffs and all levels of management to translate requirements into documented processes and procedures 
·         Acts as liaison with other cross-functional groups and management personnel to ensure accuracy and timeliness of production and non-production activities 
·         Provides operational support for data backups and specific software products and tools deployed within data center
·         Racking and stacking enterprise servers and networking switches
·         Cabling enterprise hardware per reference architectures or customer requests
·         Troubleshooting all hardware, server, and management tools(iDRAC and VMware)
·         Managing and inventory all hardware, servers, and networking switches
·         Installing Operating systems either Microsoft or Linux based distributions
·         Working with other members of the team to complete Proof of Concepts (POC)
 
Accountabilities:
·         Periodic inspections of assigned data centers to ensure policies are being upheld
·         Responsible for floor space allocations and related rack and rack peripheral infrastructure build out to accommodate hardware installations and moves
·         Responsible for generating and communicating Data Center metrics
·         Responsible for management of data center operations–owned inventory
·         Communicates provisions of data center policies and standards to the corporation and facilitates customer understanding of processes and procedures
·         Plans and coordinates with various cross-functional teams and vendors to ensure present and future capacity/scalability
 
Requirements:
·         Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in enterprise level datacenters work
·         Experience working in a data center environment
·         Experience racking and cabling enterprise hardware
·         Must be able to lift at least 50lbs, climb ladders, and work in a non-air-conditioned environment
·         Have a good understanding of hardware and how they work
·         Being able to troubleshoot hardware errors as well as management software
·         Ability to setup, configure, and install various rack mounted hardware
·         Basic knowledge of systems management tools (iDRAC)
·         Must be able to work well with others and have good communication skills
·         Installing operating systems like CentOS, RedHat, VMware and Microsoft is a plus

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