Network Engineer II in Freeport, PA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 4/24/2018

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Job Description

Job #:  842791

The Data Center Senior Engineer will be responsible for the data center infrastructure projects and day-to-day activities of the Data Center Services (DCS) group. The DCS team is responsible for the planning, installation, configuration, troubleshooting, and maintenance of all server hardware/devices. The position requires a professional with proven experience and success in managing the full life cycle of data center infrastructure projects from planning customer server installations, cabling, and designing structured cable plant systems. This individual will provide excellent customer service and report progress regularly. They will also assist the DCS team with troubleshooting server/network/storage systems. The work environment is fast paced and deadline-oriented where adaptability is key to our success as a team, thus having depth knowledge of working large-scale data center environments is necessary. 

Key responsibilities include:
• Ability to manage and delivery small to mid-size projects from various internal customers of competing priorities and work them through to an effective resolution
• Responsible for all data center related hardware installations/repairs, configurations, troubleshooting (Intel/Linux/Network/Mainframe), upgrades (firmware) and optimization. 
• Hands on experience with x86 architecture based systems 
• Strong understanding of HP & Cisco standalone servers, enclosures, & blades. 
• Experience with Data Center space planning, server cabinet layout, and cabling. Strong understanding of structured cable design (fiber/copper).
• Hands on experience with x86 architecture based systems (strong intel background)
• Full understanding data center cabling standards including fiber optics.
• Facilities hands-on provisioning (installing racks, setting up power, installing Ethernet, fiber and console cabling, terminate copper, label, remote power and KVM). 

BS or BA in technical field or commensurate experience. 
4+ years of technical data Center experience 
Strong working knowledge of physical IT infrastructures (e.g. Servers, SANs, Networking, etc.)
Excellent hardware troubleshooting skills and be comfortable working in a fast paced Data Center environment.

Notes from hiring manager: 

• Will this be temp to perm? Yes
• How many years of experience are you looking for? 5
• Is financial experience a must? no
• Degree required/type? no but highly preferred (or equivalent experience/certifications)
• What are the top 3 skills that you’ll be looking for on a resume? 
• Manage Structured Cabling Projects from planning phase to closeout. Ability to design data center floor space, to include Server & Network Placements as well as Rack & Network Infrastructure builds, augments
• Responsible for all data center related hardware installation, configuration, troubleshooting (Intel/Linux/Unix/Network/Mainframe), upgrades (firmware) and optimization
• Logging in and troubleshooting HP/Cisco Blade Chassis - Provide Support Intel based / Blade & Rack Server Hardware Ability to install all customer computer equipment (racks, servers, data switches, data cabling, and power)









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