Datacenter Manager

Talascend, LLC
Reston, VA
Nov 30, 2022
Dec 05, 2022
Full Time
Talascend is currently seeking an Datacenter Manager contract position in Reston, VA.SUMMARY:Talascend is currently seeking a datacenter manager to join the Global Datacenter team. This team manages infrastructure technologies deployed globally. The primary role for this job is to manage our ISO 27001 certified datacenter collocated in Ashburn, Virginia. This entails working in three locations: Our Ashburn, Datacenter (As Needed), Company Office, Telecommuting.At the outset, the bulk of time will be spent in the datacenter. As the datacenter becomes better organized, time will shift to the office and to telecommuting. When the datacenter work diminishes, this job will expand into other duties, enabling growth and skill development. Growth opportunities will begin with Microsoft Windows Server and progress into other technologies. Global team members support a variety of technologies, including servers, storage, VMware, cloud IAAS services and operating systems. Our work extends to global datacenters, small offices, and remote jobsites. This position requires regular travel to our largest datacenter in Ashburn, Virginia.JOB DUTIES:Coordination, planning and execution of all physical changes in the data center.Datacenter work, including rack-and-stack, cabling, and inventory management.Write and maintain standard operating procedures and standards.Remote administration of Windows servers.Open support tickets with vendors (eg Cisco, VMware, Netapp).ServiceNow tickets assigned to the group.Deploy and decommission servers via Ansible.Server environment tasks, such as DNS changes, Active directory changes, etc.Participation in an on-call rotation.Work with the Datacenter Engineering group who gives guidance.REQUIRED SKILLS:Attention to detail (work must be complete in a consistent and repeatable manner).Skilled in use of data center hand tools and fasteners.Datacenter knowledge (eg cable management, power management, rack planning, airflow).Capable of repeatedly lifting 50 pounds.Comfortable working from a step ladder.Strong knowledge of server hardware. Cisco UCS is a plus.Good working knowledge of network practices (eg IP subnets, DNS, DHCP).Windows server administration.Read and write documentation with good English language skills.Spoken communication skills well-suited for resolving problems with manufacturers.ServiceNow familiarity is a plus.U.S. National is a plus.BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:Recognized Bachelor s degree in Computer Science or Information Technology from an accredited college or university,Or in lieu the degree Practical work experience in datacenters, information technology or other relevant experience with specialized courses in infrastructure operations, servers, network, customer support, etc.VMware, Storage, NetApp, Microsoft certifications in related technologies are a plus.Prior management of a datacenter is ideal.EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS5+ years of experience in IT Operations, with knowledge of datacenters and IT Infrastructure operationsExperience with operating systems: Windows Server, Linux (desirable)

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