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Data Center Engineer

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Job Id:

34126

Job Category:

IT Infrastructure

Job Location:

Reston, VA  20190

Security Clearance:

None

Business Unit:

Piper Companies

Division:

Piper Enterprise Solutions

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under supervision and direction of the Data Center Operations Manager, install and configure operating systems, rack and cable activities in a Data Center environment. Applicant must have the ability to work with customers in order to troubleshoot specific operating systems, cabling, and network issues within the various Data Center environments. An Engineer II must have at least three years experience in installation and maintenance of Data Center systems as well as troubleshooting experience. His/her background must include the installation and configuration of multiple operating systems, Ethernet (IEEE Standard 802.3) Local Area Networks (LAN), Enterprise Network topology, and fiber optic systems. Knowledge of IP sub-netting and basic networking is also required.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

• Installation and configuration of multiple operating systems to include: Red Hat Linux, Microsoft Windows, Sun Solaris and IBM AIX.

• Install, remove, or relocate equipment in racks. Modify racks and equipment rails as required, per floor plan and schematic drawings.

• Using floor plans and schematic drawings, determine the length of data cables to be manufactured and installed.

• Organize, build, label, secure, and connect ethernet and fiber cables at determined locations through the use of cable management methodology and the use of applicable tools.

• Test cabling in accordance with established procedures.

• Conduct work in areas within a data center raised floor environment including cramped spaces.

• Ensure quality of all project deliveries within the data center.

• Monitor hardware alerts.

• Under direction of Data Center Operations Manager, troubleshoot operating systems, cabling and network issues.

• Support incident remediation efforts under the supervision of Data Center Operations Manager or support personnel.

• Upgrade, repair, or RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) devices as required.

• Manage backup tapes and archival processes.

• Audit devices and connections in the data center.

• Conduct walk-through inspections.

• Carry a cell phone and respond to site emergency situations on a 24x7 basis.

• Review, update, and maintain information in data center documentation and service management tools.

• Work with customers to plan and implement data center equipment deployment activities.


Individual Qualities:

• Good interpersonal and communications skills.

• Strong attention to detail in performance of technical duties.

• Ability to manage and complete assigned work in an accurate and timely manner.

• Ability to effectively adapt to shifting demands, schedules and changing work environments.

• Desire to learn IT Data Center operations in a data center facility.

• Ability to acquire and maintain Trusted Employee status.

• Must be able to travel nationwide on a periodic basis. Travel to other data centers or job sites nationwide for data center support, project meetings. Travel required is less than 25%.

• Must be a United States citizen.

• Work as a team member and independently with provided direction.

• Ability to stand in for the Operations Manager on an as-needed basis.


Experience:

• Bachelor degree in Computer Sciences or equivalent work experience.

• Minimum 3-5 year IT and Data Center Operations experience.

• BICSI certification or equivalent work experience.

• A+ certification or equivalent work experience.

• Ability to lift 50 LBS.

• Word processing / data entry skills.

• Systems and/or Network Administration skills.

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Job Id:

34126

Job Category:

IT Infrastructure

Job Location:

Reston, VA  20190

Security Clearance:

None

Business Unit:

Piper Companies

Division:

Piper Enterprise Solutions