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Are you available and willing to work a 3rd shift schedule from 8PM-6:30AM or 9PM-7:30AM with a varied weeknight/weekend schedule?
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Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
Experience with networking, racking, troubleshooting servers, or remote hands
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Data Center Technician II - 3rd Shift
NY - New York

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Top reasons to consider aligning your career with Digital Realty
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Own a 3rd Shift Remote Hands Role & Support Big-Name Customers at a Premier New York Data Center

Build a Progressive Career at a Growing Industry Leader

If you combine proven technical knowledge with a strong customer service mindset, this 3rd shift, remote hands role is a unique opportunity to join an outstanding team at a state-of-the-art, New York City data center location at one of the largest providers of full-service data center solutions in the world. Additionally, as Data Center Technician II, you will:
  • Play an essential role on a growing team of skilled technicians providing remote hands service, including installations, troubleshooting, testing and more. 
  • Continue to build your skillset across a variety of activities, including installing cross-connects of various types of circuits, rack and stack of network devices, and much more. 
  • Enjoy proactive professional development opportunities; we'll help you fill in any gaps -- maybe you are new to data centers -- through formal and informal training and strong mentorship.
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities and pursue advancement. As we expand, we're looking for professionals with the bandwidth to grow with us.
  • Earn a competitive wage (including annual bonus and merit increases, as well as potential overtime) along with comprehensive benefits.
You will work the Wednesday-Saturday night shift (8:00 or 9:00 PM to 6:30 or 7:30 AM).  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 a unique power of choice and value when and where our customers need it.
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Expand Your Skills & Experience in a Broad Role at a State-of-the-Art Data Center

The Requirements
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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 Technician II opportunity, you will have:
  • 3+ years of technical experience in a data center or telecom environment 
  • A solid understanding of telecom structured cabling standards (fiber, copper, DS3, T1, RJ45, Cat5/Cat6, etc.)
  • A solid understanding of network device deployment 
  • A solid understanding and ability to use industry-standard test equipment (light source, light meters, OFI, fluke power meters and OTDR test sets)
  • Solid troubleshooting of fiber and ethernet circuits as well as root cause analysis skills
  • Solid computer skills including Microsoft Office applications or similar
  • Strong customer-facing skills; the ability to work effectively with carriers and your peers
  • Digital Realty cares about the health and safety of its workforce, customers, and vendors. Except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation, Digital Realty requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated by their start date as a condition of employment
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The Role
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As Data Center Technician II, you will assist all Digital Realty customers by providing “best in class” technical support. You will work with and support all customer demands including remote hands support, racking and stacking of network devices, cabling, cross-connects, and power.

Internally, you will work with the Deployment and Implementation team, the Command Center, Provisioning and Project Management to ensure all installations meet delivery dates and create a positive customer experience. You will be primarily responsible for racking and stacking network devices, cabling, terminating, testing, labeling and troubleshooting copper and fiber optic circuits and cross-connects while responding to technical support requests within the agreed Service Level Agreement time frame. As Data Center Technician II, you will also assist other members of Operations, ensuring 100% uptime to all customers. Some projects will last a few days while others may be completed in a couple of hours. Quick question for you - click here
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Why Join Us
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Professional development
You will gain exposure to many different areas of the data center, including areas that may be new to you. In addition, we are committed to helping our people grow professionally, including providing training opportunities. This is a highly dynamic DC and no two days will be the same.

State-of-the-art equipment
We work to remain on the cutting-edge of our industry. As such, you will be exposed to and work with top technology, keeping your skills polished and current.

Career options
While you could be challenged in this role for years to come, if you're driven to advance your career, success in this position could set you up for a Data Center Technician III role. In time, you could work up to a leadership position. Your career opportunities will be determined by your talent, goals and success in your role.

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.

Video: Digital Realty's PlatformDIGITAL™ is purpose-built to enable the ever-changing data, control and networking demands of global enterprises.
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More Insight
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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More about the Requirements
In addition to the qualifications described under The Requirements tab, the following are preferred but not required:
  • General knowledge of AC/DC electrical theory
  • Leadership experience
  • Knowledge of Telcordia installation standards
  • Mission-critical data center facility maintenance experience
In addition, you will need:
  • A strong work ethic including reliability, timeliness and pride in your work
  • A commitment to quality and the ability to work well in a team environment
  • Professional business and written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Effective organizational skills and attention to detail
Physical demands of the position include the ability to:
  • Lift and handle up to 50 pounds
  • Bend, stoop, and stretch as required for placement and retrieval of network devices, materials, or equipment
  • Work under a raised data center floor
  • Climb ladders (up to 16 feet) to reach plenum spaces
This role works onsite for every scheduled shift. We are following appropriate protocols to ensure the health and safety of all employees. We'll look to you to be flexible about working afternoon and night shifts.

More about the Role
In addition to handling the responsibilities described under The Role tab, as part of your specific responsibilities, you will:
  • Perform remote hands services which are tracked through the Digital Realty ticketing system. This includes, but is not limited to, the following services:
    • Equipment rack and stack.  
    • Cable, terminate and dress fiber or copper network cabling. 
    • Assist customers with the diagnosis of hardware and software issues on their equipment.
    • Power cycling of customer equipment.
    • Blade/card, memory, hard drive, and transceiver installations or removal.
    • Testing and troubleshooting of copper and fiber optic circuits. 
  • Perform cabinet/cage audits.
  • Perform migrations of equipment, power, or networking devices.
  • Ship and receive packages.
  • Receive, install, and test customer and internal cross-connects of copper and fiber optic interconnections.
  • Use power and hand tools ( source & light meters, OTDR test sets, screwdrivers, drills, wire strippers, lacing tool, punch down tools, etc.).
  • Provide timely customer and internal updates using a computer-based ticketing system (Insite, FNT & Salesforce).
  • Perform and document inventory verification/counts.
  • Adhere to standard operating procedures.
  • Perform infrastructure builds including:
    • Cages
    • Cabinets
    • Relay Racks
    • Ladder Racking and Basket Tray
    • Fiber Trough
  • Monitor and report on Mechanical HVAC systems
  • Monitor and report on Critical Power Systems
  • Be flexible about performing other tasks as required.
This is a 3rd shift role, but you will train on 1st shift for up to two weeks. 

More about your success
Your technical knowledge will be essential, but just as important will be teamwork skills. Our customers hold us to high expectations, the environment is time-sensitive, and the pressure can be high. By working well together, we can all succeed and thrive. 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.

You will need to 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. 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 five 9s (99.999%) uptime in each of the last nine years, in no small part because of the dedication and passion of our technicians.

In addition, to be an outstanding Data Center Technician 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.
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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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 sgaskill@engage2excel.com.