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Data Center Technician-Transitioning Military

Data Center Technician-Transitioning Military

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Amazon Web Services, Inc.
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Operations, IT, & Support Engineering
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Job Description

At Amazon, we are excited to offer veterans the opportunity to launch into big post-military careers with limitless possibilities. We know that transitioning from the Armed Forces can be a stressful and sometimes daunting task. Studies show that veterans leave their first post-transition jobs at higher rates than their civilian counterparts. As such, searching for that post-transition role is as much about finding a company where you can picture yourself being successful as it is about finding the right role. As we get to know you more, we invite you to get to know us better.
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This posted job is for transitioning military service members, veterans, and military spouses.

Infrastructure Operations is looking for talented individuals to take on the challenges of supporting a large distributed data center operation. 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.

· 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

Opportunities are available in:
Herndon, VA
Columbus, OH
San Fransisco, CA

Basic Qualifications

  • This role is for transitioning military/veteran/military spouse
  • 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 driver’s license and be able to pass background check

IT Hardware Concepts:
· x86 Architecture
· Boot Process
· File Systems
· Performance Management/Troubleshooting
· Base Operating System Install
· Core OS Services: ssh, telnet, ftp, nfs, dns, dhcp, samba, ldap, cvs

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

Preferred Qualifications

· 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.
· Data Centers 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.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer- F/M/V/D.