Position: Data Center Technician Location: Pittsburgh, PA Duration: 13+ Months
DESCRIPTION This position reports to the manager responsible for Data Center Infrastructure Operations with an additional reporting line to the Data Center Facilities Team lead. The individual will be primarily responsible for processing of cable installation requests, including ensuring requirements are correct such as number and type of connections, port assignments and timing of activity while following best practices as described in our Data Center Standards document
REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES • 5 – 10 years of telecommunications experience within a Data Center environment • Working knowledge of copper (UTP, Cat6, Cat6a) and fiber optic media types, (MMF, SMF, 50 micron, 62.5 micron), industry standards and applications, and use cases (e.g., Ethernet, Fibre Channel) • Significant hands-on experience with the installation of both copper and fiber media types • Expert working knowledge with cable testing systems to ensure operational integrity (pre/post installation) • Expert working knowledge of troubleshooting both copper and fiber cable media. (e.g., dB loss, Attenuation, Breaks, Termination Problems, Transmission Characteristics) • Working knowledge of Fluke test equipment • Understanding of network layouts, Cisco hardware and layer 1 topologies • Working knowledge with Data Center Network Hardware (Ethernet, Fibre Channel interfaces) • Working knowledge of pertinent ISO Standards associated with Data Center Cable Infrastructure including ANSI-942, ANSI-568 • Expert working knowledge with Cable Management Systems (e.g., Cabinet, Aerial, Under Floor). • Working knowledge of Visio Software • Excellent customer service skills are a must • Basic MS Office skills, Outlook, Sharepoint skills • Strong hardware and mechanical skills including experience with racking & un-racking servers & network gear • Perform physical work (up to 50% of work day) that involves lifting equipment, moving equipment, using hand tools, lifting floor tiles, running cable
Software Specialists is a company with extensive consulting experience in the Information Technology Industry. Incorporated in the state of Pennsylvania in 1998, we bring over a decade of experience in providing IT talent to Fortune 1000 companies.
Our experience in providing thousands of consultants has taught us that customers require contractors with more than just the technical knowledge. ...Team work, cultural fit, and attitude are as equally important as aptitude. From one position to 100, Software Specialists is focused on finding the “Smart Fit” for our clients needs. This has made us not just one of the fastest growing Information Technology consulting firms in the country but a trusted advisor to our customers in their talent acquisition process.