Deployment Technician in Manassas, Virginia

As a Data Center Technician on the rack/deployment team, you will be tasked with launching cutting edge server technologies and solving diverse networking impairments. You are able to quickly and accurately assess a wide range of infrastructure issues.

You must have a good understanding of computers, servers, switches and various networking devices from both a hardware and software perspective and a demonstrated willingness to learn and apply new technology. You must possess superior technical aptitude, written and oral communications skills and the ability to deal effectively with people in a wide variety of situations. In addition you must possess strong analytical skills with demonstrated problem solving ability. Previous experience exercising high levels of initiative, judgment, and diplomacy required. Proven ability to operate in extreme high pressure situations, successfully handle multiple priorities and possess a high level of discipline while remaining flexible with minimal friction.

Responsibilities include:

  • Receive equipment and racks on the dock, while completing all inbound quality checks. Escalate to lead with any issues.

  • Push racks into the move into the position allocated in the Strider tool.

  • Drop rack feet and install air dams after rack is in position.

  • Cable the rack to the specified cut sheet.

  • Contact DCEO to get the rack powered up and monitor TOR switch build.

  • Basic Qualifications

Ideal candidates need to be familiar with the following:

  • IT Hardware Concepts:

    o RAID

    o SAN

    o x86 Architecture

    o SCSI

  • Linux/Unix Administration:

    o Boot Process


    o File Systems

    o Network device and protocol configuration

    o Directory Structure

    o Performance Management/Troubleshooting

    o Base Operating System Install

    o Scripting: Perl, Python, Bash

    o Core OS Services: ssh, telnet, ftp, nfs, dns, dhcp, samba, ldap, cvs

  • Networking Protocols (OSI Model)

  • Copper/Fiber Optic Testing/Cabling Standards

  • The position has a physical component requiring the ability to lift up to 75 lbs and may require working in cramped spaces or elevated locations.

  • Data Center’s are 24x7 environments. All interested candidates must be willing to work rotating shifts (day/night) as well as weekends. Data Center Technicians are also required to wear a pager for communication, information, emergency, and on-call situations.

  • All candidates must possess a valid driver's license, their own vehicle, and will need to pass a driving record check to operate company vehicles. Travel between sites/locations during the workday may occur.

  • Employment for all candidates is contingent upon pass a background check.

    • Preferred Qualifications

    • Hands-on experience with one or more of the follow hardware platforms (e.g. Dell, HP) is a plus.

HP, Dell, ZT, Foxconn, Super Micro, SGI etc.

  • Networking experience with CCNA and/or Network+ certifications is a plus.

  • Previous experience working in a Data Center environment (racking & stacking gear, cable management, hot & cold aisle containment).

  • Data Center Technicians are required to possess or obtain within three months of hire, an APS certification on the Proliant products and a CompTIA Server Plus Certification.


    Associate's degree in IT-related field plus two years of progressively responsible experience preferred

AMZR Req ID: 455065