Data Center Technician

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Contract

Post Date: 09/28/2017 Job ID: 15218 Industry: MISC

Data Center Technician contract opening (1 year+) with our client in Pittsburgh, PA.

This position reports to the manager responsible for Data Center Infrastructure Operations with an additional reporting line to the Data Center Facilities Team lead.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Processing cable installation requests, including ensuring requirements are correct such as number and type of connections, port assignments and timing of activity
  • Interfacing with server, storage and network teams as needed to gather and validate/clarify cabling requirements
  • Quality testing of all patch cables being used
  • Supporting troubleshooting issues involving cabling components
  • Maintaining sufficient inventory of patch cables as described in our DC Standards document
  • Validating/updating all related work instructions for cabling activities
  • Participating in the data center oncall rotation which includes; completing daily walk through checklists, incident ticket monitoring, incident resolution monitoring 7x24 for 7 days (current rotation is one week out of every five weeks)
  • Secondary responsibility is to be fully cross trained for server installations, de-installations and end of lease processing
  • Take ownership of the inventory management processes; Coordinate efforts of inventory specialists
  • Coordinates installation/removal of all hardware to/from the data center.
  • Shipping and receiving duties: Inspects all received hardware shipments; Identifies missing or damaged components; Reports shipment discrepancies to Purchasing or the Lease Administrator

REQUIREMENTS

  • 5 – 10 years of telecommunications experience within a Data Center environment
  • Working knowledge of copper (UTP, Cat6, Cat6a) and fiber optic media types, (MMF, SMF, 50 micron, 62.5 micron), industry standards and applications, and use cases (e.g., Ethernet, Fibre Channel)
  • Significant hands-on experience with the installation of both copper and fiber media types
  • Expert working knowledge with cable testing systems to ensure operational integrity (pre/post installation)
  • Expert working knowledge of troubleshooting both copper and fiber cable media. (e.g., dB loss, Attenuation, Breaks, Termination Problems, Transmission Characteristics)
  • Working knowledge of Fluke test equipment
  • Understanding of network layouts, Cisco hardware and layer 1 topologies
  • Working knowledge of Data Center Network Hardware (Ethernet, Fibre Channel interfaces)
  • Working knowledge of pertinent ISO Standards (ANSI-942, ANSI-568)
  • Expert working knowledge with Cable Management Systems (e.g., Cabinet, Aerial, Under Floor).
  • Working knowledge of Visio Software
  • Excellent customer service skills are a must

PREFERENCES

  • BICSI Certification strongly preferred
  • Understanding of RFID technology in a Data Center environment
  • Experience in server lease end process
  • Experience using Hardware/Software Request System
  • Experience using HP Asset Manager software application

 

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