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Amazon Data Center Technician - Manassas, VA

Amazon Data Center Technician - Manassas, VA

Job ID 
306808
Location 
US-VA-Manassas
Posted Date 
9/6/2016
Company 
Vadata, Inc
Position Category 
Operations, IT, & Support Engineering
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

Infrastructure Operations is looking for talented individuals to take on the challenges of supporting a large distributed data center operation in Northern Virginia. Individual will be part of a dynamic group of technicians supporting the latest in hardware technology and design. Responsible for performing device break-fix activities, participate in the on-call rotation and provide on-site assistance for device installations. You act as the initial escalation point for junior technicians. You understand all aspects of the equipment you support. You know how to innovate and make decisions on his/her own, but also know how to take direction when it is given, paying attention to all details involved.


Responsibilities:
Provides operational support of several datacenter sites located in the greater Virginia area. Responsible for day to day activities, project work and capacity management Specific duties include:
* Hardware repair and replacement
* Compute rack installation
* Network and cable installation
* Provide 24/7 on call coverage on rotating schedule
* Assure security of facility and manage vendor access
* Monitoring site for capacity needs
* Manage work and priorities through ticketing system
* Manage parts inventory

Basic Qualifications

Qualifications
* Hands on experience with x86 architecture based systems
* Experience with Linux or similar OS
* Grub/LILO
* Basic understanding of network install process
* Good knowledge of networking design and protocols
* Good understanding of storage devices
* Must be capable of lifting up to 60lbs.
* Must have a valid drivers license and be able to pass background check


Education:
High School diploma or GED and three years of relevant work experience.

Ideal candidates need to be familiar with the following:
* IT Hardware Concepts:
o RAID
o SAN
o x86 Architecture
o SCSI
o Boot Process
o GRUB/LILO
o File Systems
o Performance Management/Troubleshooting
o Base Operating System Install
o Core OS Services: ssh, telnet, ftp, nfs, dns, dhcp, samba, ldap, cvs


Preferred Qualifications

o The position has a physical component requiring the ability to lift up to 60 lbs and may require working in cramped spaces or elevated locations.
o Amazon.com 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.
o 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.
o Employment for all candidates is contingent upon pass a background check.