Data Center Technician
Hayward, CA 94545
4-11 month contract
Shift: M-F 9am to 6pm PST
*not available for c2c or visa sponsorship*
We are seeking a Data Center Technician (DCT) for a 4 to 11 month contract role with a leading client in Hayward, CA. In this role, the DCT will have the opportunity to troubleshoot and solve all but the most complex infrastructure issues. The DCT is a primary resolver for the support team, and is skilled at troubleshooting one or more operating systems. They create and maintain documentation on technologies support and are able to convey SOPs to junior staff. They understand all aspects of the equipment they support. They know how to innovate and make decisions on their own, but also know how to take direction when it is given, paying attention to all details involved. The DCT is able to execute small projects on their own and work with their manager in planning and executing larger local projects. They act as an escalation point for junior Technicians and they understand all aspects of the equipment they support.
-Bachelor or Technical Degree or equivalent of 2+ or more years of equivalent experience.
-Able to follow processes.
-Ideal candidates have two or more years of experience with the following:
- IT Hardware Concepts: RAID, SAN, x86 Architecture & SCSI
- Linux/Unix Administration: Boot Process , GRUB/LILO, File Systems, Network device and protocol configuration, Directory Structure, Performance Management/Troubleshooting, Base Operating System Install, Scripting (Perl, Python, Bash), Core OS Services: ssh, telnet, ftp, nfs, dns, dhcp, samba, ldap, cvs
- Networking Protocols (OSI Model)
- Copper/Fiber Optic Testing/Cabling Standards
Physical Requirements for the Data Center Operations
-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 41 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 a 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
-Hands-on experience with one or more of the follow hardware platforms (e.g. Dell, HP) 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).