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Data Center Technician (Secret Clearance required)

Company: Akima
Location: Sterling
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Job Description:

SAVA Services and Solutions, an Akima Company, help our federal clients provide for national security, improve communications and collaboration, secure the integrity of information systems and networks, enhance data collection and analysis, and increase efficiency and mission effectiveness. We're at the forefront of the communications breakthroughs that bring Federal, state, local and International organizations together for leading edge collaborative solutions in our fight against global crime and terrorism. Visit us at to learn about career opportunities.
Job Summary:
SAVA is looking to hire a Data Center Technician to support large, complex operational environments for one of our valuable customers, a reputed Federal Agency in Sterling. This position requires the ability to quickly and efficiently complete daily Datacenter maintenance and support activities, and assisting System and Network Administrators troubleshoot, identify, and resolve technical issues. Responsibilities:

  • General day to day Datacenter operations; interaction with systems administrators and site management to prevent or solve issues within the Data Center environment
  • Asset management, shipping and receiving of new hardware including full system chassis, hard drives, servers, switches, cables, racks
  • Rack elevation planning and port designation for installed systems using Visio, and Excel
  • Installation of hardware; Servers, SFP's, line cards, switches, server racks, power and network connections
  • Organizing and maintaining cleanliness data centers, restocking supplies for day to day repairs
  • Racking, cabling and configuration of fiber optic chassis, network switches, routers and servers; running fiber optic and Ethernet connections between chassis
  • Proper organization of lab tools and equipment including fiber and Ethernet cable, SFP's, machines and chassis, power tools and misc. items
  • Basic Terminal use including use of telnet; basic use of Ubuntu and related system tools
  • Escorting of vendors and customers throughout the Data Center facility
    Qualifications Minimum Qualification:
    • US Citizenship
    • Must have current DoD Secret Clearance
    • 2+ years relevant IT experience in a datacenter environment
    • Experience with cabling including running, terminating and troubleshooting fiber and network cables.
    • Server racking/hardware and cabling experience in a medium to large enterprise
    • Basic understanding of IT hardware, operating systems, electrical and inventory management
    • Some overtime may be required in this position for special projects
    • Ability to execute mid to large projects with minimal oversight
    • Ability to lift up-to 50lbs
    • Effective time management skills with respect to deadlines, priority changes, and interruptions
    • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, with advanced understanding of Excel and AccessAdditional Desired Skills:
      • Experience in Windows Server 2012/2016 administration, troubleshooting and monitoring.
      • Experience with Nlyte DCIM application
      • Understanding of Linux and SQL
      • Knowledge of reliable electrical power distribution systems as they apply to datacenter design
      • Knowledge of new approaches to data center architecture, including cloud computing, blade systems, and virtualization as well as their impact on datacenter design The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
        We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you have a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position please contact, Recruiting Services at or . Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. The dedicated email and telephonic options above are reserved only for individuals with disabilities needing accessibility assistance to apply to an open position using our website.
        Please do not use the dedicated email or phone number above to inquire on the status of your job application. In order for our company to stay compliant with government regulations, please apply on line. Please DO NOT email resumes or call in lieu of applying online unless you have a physical and/or mental disability and need assistance with the online application.

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