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Utilizing AutoCAD to create engineering packages, document floorplans and installation details.
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Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons to consider aligning your career with Digital Realty.
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Unique Opportunity to Build your Résumé and Launch a Career with One of the Largest Providers of Full-Service Data Center Solutions

If you combine some engineering and planning experience, ideally in a data center or telecom environment, with strong AutoCAD skills and the ability to balance multiple projects in a dynamic environment, this position offers you some compelling opportunities. Consider:
  • You will expand your skills and experience as you design customer implementations, including racks, cages, conduits, panels and more, and create statements of work for implementation teams. 
  • As long as you are delivering quality work that meets or exceeds deadlines, you'll enjoy a good deal of autonomy to manage your projects and workflow. 
  • We are proactive about team building and professional development. You'll be able to learn, showcase your potential, and as Digital Realty continues to grow, we'll be looking for proven performers to move up. 
  • You will work with a diverse group of professionals including design engineers, technicians, Deployment and Implementation teams, and others who shares a strong commitment to operational excellence. 
  • We offer a competitive compensation, bonus potential, and comprehensive benefits
We have multiple positions, so feel free to share this information with your talented network of peers. The ideal candidate will be located in San Francisco or Santa Clara, CA; Atlanta, GA; or the New York metro area; but we will consider strong candidates in any major city where Digital Realty has a presence. 

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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Expand Your Skills and Experience and Build Your Career with a Global Industry Leader

The Requirements
Find out what it takes to be a Data Center Design Engineer.
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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. Quick question for you - click here In addition, to qualify for the Data Center Design Engineer opportunity, you will have:
  • An associate’s or bachelor’s degree (preferred) related to technology, electrical or mechanical fields of study.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in telecommunications.
  • A minimum of 2 years of engineering and planning or related experience.
  • Intermediate to advanced AutoCAD skills required.  Quick question for you - click here
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Explorer) and/or equivalents; Visio preferred.
  • Experience working in a data center and/or colocation environment preferred.
  • Schedule flexibility, adaptability to meet the demands of the role. 
In addition, you will need the following core competencies and characteristics:
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills with good decision-making capabilities. 
  • Proven organizational skills.
  • Must be a proactive self-starter who is able to work independently and within deadlines.
  • Must be able to work on multiple tasks/projects and balance multiple priorities.
Currently, we are primarily working remotely. Post-Covid, you will be at your assigned site approximately 50%, with the other 50% being a combination of remote access and local and national travel. Most travel will be to other sites in the area, and for team meetings once or twice per year. Quick question for you - click here
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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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As Data Center Design Engineer, your primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, design engineering and record maintenance for all assigned facilities, customer space and power. You will issue Work Orders to instruct facility technicians on tasks to be performed and for project tracking, create Project Bill of Materials (BOMs) for customer installations, manage cable ties capacity and augment projects. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to assist with colocation expansion projects, as well as assist Sales with customers' technical requests. Quick question for you - click here More specifically, you will:
  • Manage assignments of new customer racks, cabinets, cages, panels and conduits.
  • Create in AutoCAD Implementation Packages and Statement of Work (SOW) documentation for installations of ladder rack, fiber raceway, cable ties, power and grounding.
  • Create Project Bill of Materials (BOM) for all installation projects.
  • Create Work Orders to instruct facility technicians on task to be performed and to track installation projects and sub-contractors' work.
  • Update facility floor plans using AutoCAD and our Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software.
  • Update connectivity and cable tie records using DCIM software.
  • Update records of customers’ power circuits using company DCIM software.
  • Assist sales engineers with facility capacity inquiries regarding space, power and connectivity.  
  • Perform audits as required at Digital Realty sites.
Note: This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.
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Why Digital Realty
More great reasons to join us.
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Excellent training and professional development
You will enjoy outstanding training and, whether or not you have data center experience, you are bound to gain new skills and experience. In addition, we are committed to helping our people grow professionally, including providing ongoing learning and development opportunities. 

Career options
Success in this position could set you up to pursue advancement with Digital Realty. Your career opportunities will be determined by your talent, goals and success in your role.

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.

Collaboration & operational excellence
We value collaboration, encourage innovation, and share a strong commitment to operational excellence, as evidenced by eleven consecutive years of five nines uptime (99.999%).

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
Our most successful technicians have a lot in common.
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You will join an great, disbursed group of close to a dozen design engineers who are busy and work hard, but also back each other up, help each other out, and share knowledge. To be a strong fit for the team, you'll be collaborative, flexible and both eager to learn and eager to contribute. While your technical skills will be essential, your positive attitude will also be key to your success. 

Likewise, you will grasp the important part played by the equipment and infrastructure across our data centers, and the critical role the data centers play 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. 

In addition, to be an outstanding Data Center Design Engineer, you will be:
  • Enthusiastic and engaged.
  • A self-motivated, go-getter.
  • Able to work and thrive in a dynamic, time-sensitive environment.
  • Able adapt to changing priorities and achieve goals independently.
  • Open to learning new things, including the Digital Realty way of doing business.
  • Willing to leverage your analytical and problem-solving skills to discover and solve issues.
  • 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.