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Data Center Facilities Engineer II
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Align Your Career with a World Leader in Data Center Solutions at One of the Country's Most Important Data Campuses

Build a Career Home Where High Tech Meets Real Estate

This is a unique opportunity to expand your skills and experience in critical infrastructure facilities operations with one of the largest full-solution data center providers in the world. You will join a talented team of professionals at our expansive, state-of-the-art, multi-facility campus in Ashburn, VA. The campus is a key, expanding part of our portfolio. In fact, we're hiring several engineers to meet growing demand!

As Data Center Facilities Engineer II, you will contribute to the oversight and monitoring of building operations, HVAC, electrical, BMS, emergency generators and fire/life safety systems. Critical infrastructure is the wave of the future in facilities management, and we are proactive about team building as well as professional development. As Digital Realty continues to grow, we'll be looking for proven performers to move up.

We are primarily looking for Data Center Facility Engineer IIs and are hiring for all shifts across a 24/7 operation. We have early week (Sunday through Thursday) and late week (Tuesday through Saturday) schedules, and shifts from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 3 p.m. to 11:30  p.m. and 11:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.  Quick question for you - click here

Digital Realty: Where the cloud lives and business thrives. We built the global standard for technical real estate, developing a unique capability to acquire, manage, and scale data center campuses. Now, Digital Realty is building a unique ecosystem of open solutions that power customer growth through exceptional service on a foundation of unrivaled data center expertise. The new Digital Realty combines unparalleled data center services, carrier-dense interconnection, real estate acumen, and financial strength to create unique power of choice and value when and where our customers need it.

The Requirements

To meet the basic qualification for this position you must have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. To be a good fit for the Facilities Engineer II opportunity you also should have:
  • Solid experience in mission critical facilities operating / engineering, including experience with mission critical infrastructure (UPS, HVAC, generators, cooling, fire/life safety systems, BMS). Data center experience is strongly preferred, but we also will consider experience in hospitals, nuclear plants, military, etc.).*  Quick question for you - click here
  • Expert, hands-on electrical or mechanical skill and competence in the area of non-expertise (for example, electrical expertise with mechanical competence or vice versa). Electrical skill and experience are currently preferred, but we will also consider those with strong mechanical talent.
  • The ability to:
    • Comprehend, analyze and interpret complex project documents, including AutoCAD, Visio and PDF documents.
    • Manage projects effectively.
    • Develop installation standards and project tracking/management documents.
    • Interact effectively with managers, clients, customers and vendors.
  • Experience using MS Office applications (Word, Excel)
  • Ability to write SOPs or MOPs for automated building controls.  Quick question for you - click here
  • A high level of commitment to customer service to both co-workers and clients.
  • A collaborative, team player mentality.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with managers, clients, customers and vendors.
Preferred but not required:
  • Electrical, HVAC and/or mechanical licenses.
  • Experience writing technical methods of procedure.
  • Change management experience.
  • Experience with incident reporting.
  • Universal CFC certification.
  • Maintenance and installation of fire/life safety systems.
  • HVAC field service or installation.
  • Electrical field service or installation.
*We expect that you'll have enough hands-on experience to have acquired a solid knowledge base, but a sharp mind and the ability to learn quickly are as just as valuable as years and years of experience.

The Role

Reporting to the Manager – Facility Engineering you will join a talented and growing team including 25 Facilities Engineers (levels I to III) and 5 Building Leads covering several data centers across the Digital Ashburn Data Campus. You could be assigned to any of our campus sites on any shift, depending upon the needs of the business.

On your assigned shift, you will make rounds and respond to issues that arise, but you also will contribute to all aspects of the oversight and monitoring of building operations, including HVAC, electrical, BMS, emergency generators and fire/life safety systems. You will maintain chilled water, air conditioning, ventilating and other mechanical and electrical equipment. Pivotal to your success will be your ability to troubleshoot and repair equipment and systems independently. You should be eager to expand your skills and take on a variety of duties. Quick question for you - click here

More specifically, your responsibilities will include:
  • Monitoring and maintaining all building systems and mission critical facilities equipment and other equipment associated with the raised floor environment including mechanical, electrical, emergency generators, fire/life safety systems and associated equipment.
  • Conducting routine, ongoing assessment of the building systems operations.
  • Performing tests and rounds, and analyzing data to assure the proper functioning of equipment.
  • Performing preventive maintenance with all building equipment.
  • Working with building management programs for a mission-critical facilities environment.
  • Ensuring efficient operation of all building systems.
  • Assisting, as necessary, with scheduling of preventive maintenance, contracted maintenance and general maintenance with minimum disruption of building services.
  • Coordinating maintenance efforts, as needed, with outside contractors, tenant personnel and engineers.
  • Maintaining lighting, plumbing and doors in all areas of the building.
  • Ensuring compliance with all safety procedures as well as utilization of protective equipment.
  • Maintaining ongoing communication with tenants, owners, property management and vendors.
  • Assisting in updating and/or maintaining as-built drawings.
  • Responding quickly to emergency situations (fire, evacuation, equipment failure etc.) and customer concerns.
  • Assisting with maintaining inventory control programs / purchasing parts and supplies.
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable codes, requisitions, government agencies and company directives as they relate to building operations.
Video: take a tour of Digital Ashburn. Strategically located on a 98-acre site in the Dulles technology corridor of Northern Virginia, this property is the latest data center on the Digital Ashburn Campus supporting both Turn-key FlexTM and custom Powered Base Building configurations. The campus is located 10 minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport and adjacent to the future Metro rail station.

Why Digital Realty

Professional development
Your primary focus, of course, will be on the critical infrastructure, but you'll share responsibility for the entire site and most likely will gain experience in areas that are new to you, including IT. In addition, we are committed to helping our people grow professionally, including providing training opportunities. 

Career options
While you could be challenged in this role for years to come, if you're driven to further advance your career, success in this position could set you up for a Facilities Engineer III and then a Lead Engineer role. In time you could work up to Data Center Manager if you have the drive and desire! We have two million feet of data floor and continue to grow. We anticipate ample opportunity in Ashburn. 

The "best of both worlds"
You'll find that working for our company may be a little bit different. We are small enough, with only 1400 employees across our global portfolio, that your hard work will be visible throughout the organization, yet our extensive offering of services and solutions and proven track record of growth; stability and industry-leading innovation give you the resources and tools you need to take your career to the next level.

Unique culture
We are a collaborative, people-focused company dedicated to quality and continuous improvement. When you become a member of our team, you receive our commitment to your continued development and support.

Strong foundation
Our financial strength and stability provide our customers with the assurance that Digital Realty will be their partner for current data center needs and those in the future, and our investment credit ratings provide us access to paths for more capital. We view each of our customers as a long-term partner.

Green standard for sustainability
At Digital Realty we are committed to improving the performance and energy efficiency of our data centers through the creation, adoption and promotion of industry-leading best data center practices and experience. We are pioneers in thinking about green data centers, as well as, adopting and building to LEED and BREEAM certification requirements. We are also a Contributing Member of The Green Grid.

Excellent compensation
In addition to a competitive wage and discretionary bonus potential, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes multiple flexible spending plans, a generous company match on the 401(k) plan, and more.

Keys to Success

To excel in this role you will grasp the important role played by the equipment and infrastructure in the data center, and the critical role played by the data center in our customers' businesses. Billions and even trillions of dollars are transacted over the networks we support. Downtime of even a few minutes can cost millions. Digital Realty has achieved key metrics in uptime, in no small part because of the dedication and passion of our Facilities Engineers. To be successful on this team, you'll need to see this as much more than a job -- you'll need to see it as a mission.

It should be clear by now that this is a hands-on role. You'll need much more in your background than experience with rounds and readings. A combination of strong technical and communication skills are a must. In addition, to be an outstanding Data Center Facilities Engineer, you will:
  • Achieve goals independently, but also know when to ask for help.
  • Remain open to learning new things, including the Digital Realty way of doing business.
  • Be willing to dig in to discover the cause of issues, and be creative in solving them.
  • Demonstrate a strong sense of ownership and pride in your work.
  • Bring a commitment to teamwork.

About Us

Globally delivering the Right Workload, in the Right Place, at the Right Value℠.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 600 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty's clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products.

Digital Realty is uniquely positioned to provide a complete range of data center solutions on a global scale that best fit our customers" needs. We can connect them to the cloud and their critical partners on an open platform that includes 156 data centers in 33 global markets on 4 continents.

Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.

Our Mission
To provide our customers with the trusted foundation for the digital world

Our Vision
To build a network of connected campuses and internet gateways that become the heart of the internet and cloud, powering growth and prosperity for customers, employees and shareholders.

Our Values
Guide our decisions and actions every day -- above all else, we value customers, excellence, talent, teamwork and success.

Digital Realty offers a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions.

Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employee of Digital Realty and its subsidiaries. Digital Realty is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited referrals.

Align Your Career with a World Leader in Data Center Solutions at One of the Country's Most Important Data Campuses

Build a Career Home Where High Tech Meets Real Estate

This is a unique opportunity to expand your skills and experience in critical infrastructure facilities operations with one of the largest full-solution data center providers in the world. You will join a talented team of professionals at our expansive, state-of-the-art, multi-facility campus in Ashburn, VA. The campus is a key, expanding part of our portfolio. In fact, we're hiring several engineers to meet growing demand!

As Data Center Facilities Engineer II, you will contribute to the oversight and monitoring of building operations, HVAC, electrical, BMS, emergency generators and fire/life safety systems. Critical infrastructure is the wave of the future in facilities management, and we are proactive about team building as well as professional development. As Digital Realty continues to grow, we'll be looking for proven performers to move up.

We are primarily looking for Data Center Facility Engineer IIs and are hiring for all shifts across a 24/7 operation. We have early week (Sunday through Thursday) and late week (Tuesday through Saturday) schedules, and shifts from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 3 p.m. to 11:30  p.m. and 11:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.  Quick question for you - click here

Digital Realty: Where the cloud lives and business thrives. We built the global standard for technical real estate, developing a unique capability to acquire, manage, and scale data center campuses. Now, Digital Realty is building a unique ecosystem of open solutions that power customer growth through exceptional service on a foundation of unrivaled data center expertise. The new Digital Realty combines unparalleled data center services, carrier-dense interconnection, real estate acumen, and financial strength to create unique power of choice and value when and where our customers need it.

The Requirements

To meet the basic qualification for this position you must have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. To be a good fit for the Facilities Engineer II opportunity you also should have:
  • Solid experience in mission critical facilities operating / engineering, including experience with mission critical infrastructure (UPS, HVAC, generators, cooling, fire/life safety systems, BMS). Data center experience is strongly preferred, but we also will consider experience in hospitals, nuclear plants, military, etc.).*  Quick question for you - click here
  • Expert, hands-on electrical or mechanical skill and competence in the area of non-expertise (for example, electrical expertise with mechanical competence or vice versa). Electrical skill and experience are currently preferred, but we will also consider those with strong mechanical talent.
  • The ability to:
    • Comprehend, analyze and interpret complex project documents, including AutoCAD, Visio and PDF documents.
    • Manage projects effectively.
    • Develop installation standards and project tracking/management documents.
    • Interact effectively with managers, clients, customers and vendors.
  • Experience using MS Office applications (Word, Excel)
  • Ability to write SOPs or MOPs for automated building controls.  Quick question for you - click here
  • A high level of commitment to customer service to both co-workers and clients.
  • A collaborative, team player mentality.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with managers, clients, customers and vendors.
Preferred but not required:
  • Electrical, HVAC and/or mechanical licenses.
  • Experience writing technical methods of procedure.
  • Change management experience.
  • Experience with incident reporting.
  • Universal CFC certification.
  • Maintenance and installation of fire/life safety systems.
  • HVAC field service or installation.
  • Electrical field service or installation.
*We expect that you'll have enough hands-on experience to have acquired a solid knowledge base, but a sharp mind and the ability to learn quickly are as just as valuable as years and years of experience.

The Role

Reporting to the Manager – Facility Engineering you will join a talented and growing team including 25 Facilities Engineers (levels I to III) and 5 Building Leads covering several data centers across the Digital Ashburn Data Campus. You could be assigned to any of our campus sites on any shift, depending upon the needs of the business.

On your assigned shift, you will make rounds and respond to issues that arise, but you also will contribute to all aspects of the oversight and monitoring of building operations, including HVAC, electrical, BMS, emergency generators and fire/life safety systems. You will maintain chilled water, air conditioning, ventilating and other mechanical and electrical equipment. Pivotal to your success will be your ability to troubleshoot and repair equipment and systems independently. You should be eager to expand your skills and take on a variety of duties. Quick question for you - click here

More specifically, your responsibilities will include:
  • Monitoring and maintaining all building systems and mission critical facilities equipment and other equipment associated with the raised floor environment including mechanical, electrical, emergency generators, fire/life safety systems and associated equipment.
  • Conducting routine, ongoing assessment of the building systems operations.
  • Performing tests and rounds, and analyzing data to assure the proper functioning of equipment.
  • Performing preventive maintenance with all building equipment.
  • Working with building management programs for a mission-critical facilities environment.
  • Ensuring efficient operation of all building systems.
  • Assisting, as necessary, with scheduling of preventive maintenance, contracted maintenance and general maintenance with minimum disruption of building services.
  • Coordinating maintenance efforts, as needed, with outside contractors, tenant personnel and engineers.
  • Maintaining lighting, plumbing and doors in all areas of the building.
  • Ensuring compliance with all safety procedures as well as utilization of protective equipment.
  • Maintaining ongoing communication with tenants, owners, property management and vendors.
  • Assisting in updating and/or maintaining as-built drawings.
  • Responding quickly to emergency situations (fire, evacuation, equipment failure etc.) and customer concerns.
  • Assisting with maintaining inventory control programs / purchasing parts and supplies.
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable codes, requisitions, government agencies and company directives as they relate to building operations.
Video: take a tour of Digital Ashburn. Strategically located on a 98-acre site in the Dulles technology corridor of Northern Virginia, this property is the latest data center on the Digital Ashburn Campus supporting both Turn-key FlexTM and custom Powered Base Building configurations. The campus is located 10 minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport and adjacent to the future Metro rail station.

Why Digital Realty

Professional development
Your primary focus, of course, will be on the critical infrastructure, but you'll share responsibility for the entire site and most likely will gain experience in areas that are new to you, including IT. In addition, we are committed to helping our people grow professionally, including providing training opportunities. 

Career options
While you could be challenged in this role for years to come, if you're driven to further advance your career, success in this position could set you up for a Facilities Engineer III and then a Lead Engineer role. In time you could work up to Data Center Manager if you have the drive and desire! We have two million feet of data floor and continue to grow. We anticipate ample opportunity in Ashburn. 

The "best of both worlds"
You'll find that working for our company may be a little bit different. We are small enough, with only 1400 employees across our global portfolio, that your hard work will be visible throughout the organization, yet our extensive offering of services and solutions and proven track record of growth; stability and industry-leading innovation give you the resources and tools you need to take your career to the next level.

Unique culture
We are a collaborative, people-focused company dedicated to quality and continuous improvement. When you become a member of our team, you receive our commitment to your continued development and support.

Strong foundation
Our financial strength and stability provide our customers with the assurance that Digital Realty will be their partner for current data center needs and those in the future, and our investment credit ratings provide us access to paths for more capital. We view each of our customers as a long-term partner.

Green standard for sustainability
At Digital Realty we are committed to improving the performance and energy efficiency of our data centers through the creation, adoption and promotion of industry-leading best data center practices and experience. We are pioneers in thinking about green data centers, as well as, adopting and building to LEED and BREEAM certification requirements. We are also a Contributing Member of The Green Grid.

Excellent compensation
In addition to a competitive wage and discretionary bonus potential, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes multiple flexible spending plans, a generous company match on the 401(k) plan, and more.

Keys to Success

To excel in this role you will grasp the important role played by the equipment and infrastructure in the data center, and the critical role played by the data center in our customers' businesses. Billions and even trillions of dollars are transacted over the networks we support. Downtime of even a few minutes can cost millions. Digital Realty has achieved key metrics in uptime, in no small part because of the dedication and passion of our Facilities Engineers. To be successful on this team, you'll need to see this as much more than a job -- you'll need to see it as a mission.

It should be clear by now that this is a hands-on role. You'll need much more in your background than experience with rounds and readings. A combination of strong technical and communication skills are a must. In addition, to be an outstanding Data Center Facilities Engineer, you will:
  • Achieve goals independently, but also know when to ask for help.
  • Remain open to learning new things, including the Digital Realty way of doing business.
  • Be willing to dig in to discover the cause of issues, and be creative in solving them.
  • Demonstrate a strong sense of ownership and pride in your work.
  • Bring a commitment to teamwork.

About Us

Globally delivering the Right Workload, in the Right Place, at the Right Value℠.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 600 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty's clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products.

Digital Realty is uniquely positioned to provide a complete range of data center solutions on a global scale that best fit our customers" needs. We can connect them to the cloud and their critical partners on an open platform that includes 156 data centers in 33 global markets on 4 continents.

Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.

Our Mission
To provide our customers with the trusted foundation for the digital world

Our Vision
To build a network of connected campuses and internet gateways that become the heart of the internet and cloud, powering growth and prosperity for customers, employees and shareholders.

Our Values
Guide our decisions and actions every day -- above all else, we value customers, excellence, talent, teamwork and success.

Digital Realty offers a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions.

Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employee of Digital Realty and its subsidiaries. Digital Realty is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited referrals.
Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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