Job Description :
Role: Data Center Specialist
Location: Herndon, VA  
Duration: 12 mth+ contract

Visa: Citizen or GC or GC EAD or TN Only
NO H1s or OPTs or OPT EADs Please

Job Description
We are looking for Data Center Technicians to join our rapidly growing environment. This position involves in-depth hardware and network diagnostics followed by physical repair as well as participating in an on-call rotation.
All candidates should be willing to work both independently and with a team. Work prioritization, organizational skills, effective communication, and the ability to react quickly are critical to being successful. In addition to hardware and network repair candidates will install equipment, create documentation, innovate solutions, participate in site-level project work, and fix complex problems within the Data Center Space.

This will involve in the following functions:
Rack and stack of all server types.
Installation and/or removal of mounting rails and/or mounting brackets inside hardware racks.
Installation and/or removal of cable management attachments.
Installation and/or removal of Ethernet, fiber, power and any other valid cables and label them with client assigned numbers on each end near the termination points.
Perform systematic data removal on devices being refreshed or decommissioned per client standard procedures using client provided disk wiping tools.
Removal of devices and mounting equipment from racks and package for shipment.
Perform various hardware modifications and replacements, including but not limited to, NIC cards, RAM memory, hard disk drives, cooling fans.
Package defective parts and provide to client per standard practice.
Performing server configurations.
Performing firmware, drivers and software upgrades
Assist with on-site troubleshooting on devices that are down or not accessible by the client.
Perform quality hardware checks for all equipment installation, including but not limited to:
Check that cable labels are correct and plugged into assigned network ports on predetermined network switch.
Check cable runs are neat and secure.
Check that device is in correct location (unit, rack, row)
Check to ensure all power cords are secure and clipped into place.
Complete all checklists upon completion of work request.
Ensure client data center standards are followed.
Expert cabling techniques. Able to cable very dense server cabinets neatly and cleanly with or without cable management and makes use of best cabling practices.
Ensure all necessary operational processes and procedures are carried out with a high level of attention to detail, expediency and on-time delivery.
Assist in the creation and maintenance of network and datacenter diagrams and detailed site documentation.
Perform physical inventory and audits of client assets.
Perform good receipt process of all arriving equipment.
Ensure proper storage of equipment as necessary.
Travel on an as-needed basis both domestically and internationally to accomplish work.
Required qualifications 3+ years
Enterprise-level data networking experience
Experience working with servers, ideally Client and Dell
LAN / WAN cabling installation experience * Knowledge of peripherals and nodes
Experience running and troubleshooting of the network cabling
Experience with shipping and receiving of Data Center equipment
Ability to working alone or in a team environment.
Experience working with customers and higher level executives
Experience in documenting and escalating issues
Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
Intense focus on detail and accuracy of work.
Technical certifications are a plus
Job Location:
Chantilly, VA and Reston, VA
Required education:
High school or equivalent
Required experience:
Data Center: 3 years
Cabling: 3 years
Servers: 3 years
LAN / WAN: 3 years