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Data Center Facilities Engineer II
VA - Ashburn


Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons to consider aligning your career with Digital Realty.
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Attitude is just as important as experience; we'll train you, building on your current knowledge

If you combine strong technical knowledge with a positive attitude and a desire to learn and grow professionally, this position offers you some compelling opportunities. You will:
  • Expand your experience in critical infrastructure facilities operations -- as long as you have experience in at least one trade (electrical, mechanical, or HVAC), we'll teach you the others.
  • Play an important role in overseeing and monitoring building operations, including HVAC, electrical, BMS, emergency generators and fire/life safety systems. Quick question for you - click here
  • Work in two brand-new data centers featuring state-of-the-art systems.
  • Share ideas and insights with a large, diverse team that shares a strong commitment to operational excellence, as evidenced by 11 consecutive years of five nines uptime (99.999%).
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities and advance within one of the world's largest providers of full-service data center solutions.
We have multiple opportunities for Data Center Facilities Engineers at different levels, so feel free to share this information with your networks.

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 a unique power of choice and value when and where our customers need it.
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Grow Your Skills in Data Center Infrastructure, Even if You Don't Have Direct Experience

The Requirements
Find out what it takes to thrive in this role.
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To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. In addition, to be a good fit for the Data Center Facilities Engineer II opportunity, you will have:
  • Experience with at least one facilities operating / engineering trade (UPS, HVAC, generators, cooling, fire/life safety systems). Data center experience is preferred. Quick question for you - click here
  • 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.
    • Respond effectively, verbally and in writing, to sensitive issues, complex inquiries or complaints.
  • Familiarity with MS Office applications, including Word and Excel, for writing methods of procedure (MOPs).
  • 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 the general public.
Preferred but not required:
  • Electrical, HVAC and / or mechanical licenses.
  • Experience writing technical MOPs.
  • Change management experience.
  • Experience with incident reporting.
We are hiring for the evening (2 to 10: 30 PM) and night (10 PM to 8:30 AM) shifts, and we'll look to you to be flexible. You also will need to be able to work extra hours as necessary, and to respond to emergencies.

Video: You'll work at 44372 Round Table Plaza, the latest addition to Digital Realty's extensive presence in Northern Virginia. This video offers a virtual tour of our nearby Digital Ashburn campus. 44372 Round Table Plaza is a 223,200 ft² building with 102,000 kW utility power capacity, N+1 UPS redundancy, and N+2 cooling plant redundancy.
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The Role
If you meet the minimum qualifications, feel free to apply at any time. If you'd like some additional details about the role, please read below.
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Reporting to a Facility Engineering Manager, you will join a team that includes about 20 engineers from diverse backgrounds. In addition to performing rounds and responding to issues that arise, you'll support all aspects of overseeing and monitoring the operations of the building, including adjustments to the HVAC, electrical, BMS, emergency generators and fire/life safety systems. You'll 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 on all building equipment.
  • Working on 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 finish personnel and engineers.
  • Maintaining lighting 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 Digital directives as they relate to building operations.
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Why Join Us
More great reasons to build a career home with us.
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Professional development
Even if you already have data center experience, you are bound to gain new skills and experience, working with brand-new equipment. In addition, we are committed to helping our people grow professionally, including providing training opportunities.

Career options
Success in this position could set you up to pursue an Assistant Chief Engineer and then Chief Engineer role. In time you could work up to Data Center Manager.

State-of-the-art equipment
We are committed to staying on the cutting-edge of our industry, meaning you'll be exposed to and work with the latest technology.

Growth without limits
We're growing fast and growing smart, including acquiring businesses that complement and strengthen our core offerings. We're already one of the largest players in our space, and ongoing growth will create opportunities for strong performers.

Entrepreneurial culture
We value collaboration and encourage innovation, and the organization is committed to providing employees the tools they need to excel and develop professionally.

Excellent compensation
In addition to a competitive wage and discretionary bonus potential, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes all you would expect plus some pleasant surprises, like multiple flexible spending plans, a generous company match on the 401(k) plan, and more.
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Road to Success
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Depending on your background, there may be a lot to learn. We'll help you, of course, but you also should be proactive about getting up to speed quickly. Even if your knowledge is broad and deep, you should be open to learning on an ongoing basis -- no one knows it all.

To excel in this position you will grasp the important role played by the equipment and infrastructure in this data center, and the critical role played by the data center in our customers' businesses. 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.

There's a variety of different equipment and systems here and it all requires TLC to keep it humming like clockwork. 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. In addition, to be an outstanding Data Center Facilities Engineer II, 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.
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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.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at jkern@engage2excel.com.