Data Center Technician
Position Title: Data Center Technician Location: Ashburn, VA **Candidates must be open to working in a 24x7 Shift Work Environment** As a Data Center Technician, you are a primary resolver for your support team, and are skilled at troubleshooting one or more operating systems. You are able to troubleshoot and solve all but the most complex infrastructure issues. Issues are escalated to the appropriate resolver groups when necessary. You create and maintain documentation on technologies you support and are able to convey SOPs to junior staff. 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. You are able to execute small projects on your own and work with your manager in planning and executing larger local projects. You act as an escalation point for junior technicians. You understand all aspects of the equipment you support. You are able to deliver results within scope and tight deadlines. 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 GRUB/LILO 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 * All candidates must possess a valid driver's license and their own vehicle. Travel between sites/locations during the workday may occur. Physical Requirements for the Data Center: * Walk jobsites in uneven terrain. * Regularly walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch. * Regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds; and participate in group lifts for 40 pounds or more. * Carry objects weighing up to 40 pounds for short distances. * Work shifts longer than eight hours in duration. * Respond to off hour emergency calls. * Coordinate body movements when using tools or equipment * Reach and stretch to position equipment and fixtures while maintaining balance * Occasional bending or twisting of the body * Perform physical tasks all day without becoming overly tired * Use hands to manipulate small wires and objects * Apply muscular force quickly to objects and equipment * Push or pull heavy objects into position * Work in noisy areas with hotter and colder temperatures than standard office environmental conditions. * Occasional work in tight and/or narrow spaces, such as under raised floors Preferred Qualifications: * Hands-on experience with one or more of the follow hardware platforms (eg HP, Dell, ZT, Foxconn, Super Micro, SGI etc.) is a plus. * 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). Education: Associate's degree in IT-related field plus two years of progressively responsible experience preferred EEO Employer Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at [Click Here to Email Your Resume] or 844-463-6178.