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Data Centre Technician x2

Job Title: Data Centre Technician x2
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Berkshire, England
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: 04/09/2017
Duration: 3 Months +
REF: 13960/001_1501502041
Contact Name: Dominic Parker
Contact Email: dominic.parker@accessplc.com
Job Published: 18 days ago

Job Description

CONTRACT - Cloud Data Centre Technician x2 - Berkshire - 3 Months +

I am currently looking for a number of experienced Cloud Data Centre Technicians to work for an organisation in the Berkshire area.

Description:

The Data Centre Technician's role is to install, cable, configure, maintain, tune, and optimize Linux systems servers and other infrastructure components to achieve high availability and performance of the cloud environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Rack, cable and configure server hardware and other appliances

  • Connect and configure System and Networking devices

  • Hands-on repair of equipment; swapping HDDs, power supplies and DIMMs along with other server components

  • Shipping and receiving of computer equipment

  • Inventory management controls (Scanning, reconciliation, EMDS)

  • Monitor and test system power usage and provide reports on power consumption.

  • Maintain inventory of spare parts, servers and other miscellaneous gear

  • Documentation of servers and appliances within the cabinets

  • Troubleshoot offline/downed server issues

  • Manage inbound/outbound shipping tickets

  • Reallocate and decommission servers

  • Installation of System I/O cards

  • Configure ILOM server configs for remote access

  • Maintain service tickets (Jira) within your designated queue

  • Attend weekly project and team meetings

  • Assist various teams in troubleshooting hardware and software problems to resolution

  • Comply with the cloud security media policy guidelines

  • Coordinate with network engineering, business application, and database administration functions to ensure availability, reliability, and scalability

  • Follow corporate and data-center policies, and procedures.

Position Requirements:

  • 5-10 years' experience in network cabling meeting with data-center standards

  • Telecom cabling experience a plus

  • College diploma or university degree in the field of business information systems a plus or equivalent work experience.

  • Familiarity with TCP/IP protocols

  • Good technical knowledge of current network hardware and standards, including Fiber channel.

  • Hands-on hardware and software troubleshooting experience.

  • Strong understanding of the organisation's goals and objectives.

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

  • Good interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.

  • Highly self-motivated and directed.

  • Keen attention to detail.

  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

  • Strong customer service orientation.

  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

  • Travel between multiple locations required (local)


Work Conditions:

  • Emergency on-call availability

  • Work scheduled maintenance windows and other unexpected events

  • Dexterity of hands and fingers and the ability to work on a ladder in datacentre conditions

  • The ability to lift and or transport very heavy objects (70-1000 lbs.) with mechanical hand tool assistance

  • Occasional travel to other data-centers to perform work when needed

These roles fall outside of IR35. They will be to start at the beginning of September, but the process will begin straight away. Please send your up to date CV for immediate consideration.