Data Center Technician/Engineer

Bethesda, Ohio

Posted in Recruitment Consultancy

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Experis is partnered with a federal integrator in their search for a Data Center Infrastructure Technician/Engineer to join their team for a contract-to-hire position in Bethesda, MD.

***This role requires 100% onsite work***

***Candidates must be eligible to obtain a Public Trust to be considered - not required to begin work***


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the Network Critical Infrastructure in a modern data center. Including but not limited to: Power, Cooling, Racks, Management, and Service.
    • Power - experience in the three phase UPS industry, with the ability to interpret electrical systematic. Working knowledge of a multi-module three phase UPS system is a must. Specific background / training with MGE is a plus. The ability to interface with the UPS either locally or remotely via the user interface. Possess a thorough understanding of single and three phase AC Power. Possess a thorough understanding of DC Power and battery solutions. Ability to use a multi-meter. Possess an understanding of NFPA70E and its ramifications. Be knowledgeable in all electrical safety precautions of concern in a data center. Experience with a modular busway power distribution system is a plus. Will be expected to be able to install / remove power distribution units to provide power to different points in the data center.
    • Cooling - experience with data center cooling systems. Possess a working knowledge of Computer Room Air Handlers (CRAH) and Computer Room Air Conditioners (CRAC) units, their operational principals, configurations, and operation. (Specific experience with Liebert, Stulz, and APC a plus). A basic understanding of the fundamentals of operation of each type of unit, with the ability to recognize the strengths, weaknesses, and limitations of each type of unit. The ability to perform basic diagnostic analysis of cooling units, including troubleshooting via the phone with the factory reps, ensuring the units are operating correctly, interface with the units either remotely or locally with the display interface, perform leak isolation of units in an emergency.
    • Racks - Possess the ability to assemble and install IT racks (from multiple vendors). Install and configure rack mounted components and accessories in these racks. An understanding of the different styles of racks (i.e. traditional hot vs. cold aisles vs. chimney racks vs. full containment) and how air flow is managed in each style of rack.
    • Management - Possess an ability to understand all the sub-systems of a data center (power / cooling / rack layout / room layout) and how they inter-relate together. This is done with various monitoring tools in the data center. Knowledge of how a Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) tool is used, configured, and updated. (i.e. Schneider-Electric's DCE / DCO / PME suite of products). These systems utilize remote monitoring using SNMP technology. Have the ability to interface with this monitoring tool, set and monitor thresholds, respond to alarms, add additional devices to the system, and interpret indications to ensure equipment and people are not placed in jeopardy.
    • Service - Understand what level of service / maintenance each system or piece of equipment in the data center requires. Interface with outside Service Personnel to schedule and plan maintenance and also when they are on site to ensure proper work practices are followed in order to protect people and equipment.
  • Be a critical thinker. Have the ability to plan ahead long term. Be able to create a plan for, let's say an installation of a monitoring system, with minimal direction and oversight. Using the resources and knowledge that exists, working with others, and using Vendor recommendations, generate a plan that satisfies all requirements. Along with this, be self-motivated. Should not need to be constantly told what to do. When a problem / situation exists that needs your input, do so.
  • Good communication skills. Above average written and oral communication skills are necessary to interact with fellow workers on a daily basis, as well as with Upper Management, and outside agencies. Ability to express oneself in front of a group of peers.
  • Computer software skills - Above average skills are necessary with the MS Office software suite, including Word, Excel, Visio, Outlook, and Power Point. The ability to create, edit, utilize documents and presentations using these programs. Familiarity with AutoCAD is a plus. As well as experience with the aforementioned DCIM software skills. Strong computer networking and communication skills, including setting up SNMP type devices for communication over a network. Experience interfacing with data center infrastructure devices over a network via a computer and / or DCIM system. Knowledge and experience with communication software such as Terra Term, Hyper Terminal or similar program is necessary.
  • Physically able to work on the floor of a data center. Some light lifting is required, along with the ability to deploy racks and data center infrastructure equipment under the raised floor or overhead utilizing ladders.

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