Data Center Technician/-Contract- Santa Clara, Ca

This position will be responsible for the following:

  • Execute on day to day operations of the data center, including monitoring of power, space and environmental conditions against SLA provided by the collocation vendor.
  • Perform diagnostics, repairs and upgrades on servers and networking hardware
  • Backup tape maintenance (swapping, logging, storing/shipping)
  • Engage vendors for hardware problems covered under existing support contracts
  • Accept incoming shipments and track server assets through deployment
  • Moving equipment within our data center locations
  • Facilitate equipment shipments for moves and RMA (un-rack, crate, ship)
  • Inventory control for servers, components and cables
  • Assist in planning and optimization of data center space, working with network and storage teams to optimize port utilization and cable runs
  • Provide hands on management of Data Center services, including rack and cable management
  • Participate in capacity planning, equipment installation and data center migration activities.
  •  Power distribution, UPS, generators and cooling
  • Cross connects and meet me rooms understanding
  • Carriers and Internet ISP
  • Server and network hardware troubleshooting
  • Copper, fiber cabling and structured cabling

 Required Skills:

  • Minimum of five years experience as a data center engineer
  • Experience with data center technologies like power distribution systems, UPS, and back-up generators
  • Experience with WAN/LAN networking and hardware and storage systems
  • Experience with the full life cycle of a data center and equipment
  • Experience performing daily maintenance on filers and tape library devices
  • Ability to communicate intelligently and effectively with employees, vendors, and customers -Ability to work independently / with minimal supervision
  • Ability to effectively work with teams through ticketing systems and e-mail
  • Understanding of security best practices, especially around PCI is a plus

 Pay Rate-$up to 50/hr.

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