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Support of mission critical facilities equipment and building systems including but not limited to mechanical, electrical, HVAC, emergency generators, fire/life safety systems and associated equipment.
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This is a 24/7 environment. I am available to work weekends and holidays as part of a rotating schedule.
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Data Center Engineer I
NY - New York

Opportunity Snapshot
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Learn Diverse Equipment and Infrastructure Operations on a Skilled Team with an Exceptional Track Record

If you combine a year of hands-on experience in mission-critical infrastructure with strong technical knowledge, a positive attitude and the drive to learn and grow professionally, the role of Data Center Engineer I offers you some compelling opportunities. You will:
  • Expand your experience in critical infrastructure facilities operations -- as long as you have strong mechanical or electrical experience, along with knowledge of HVAC, we can train you in other areas such as BMS and CMMS systems. Quick question for you - click here
  • Play an important role in overseeing and monitoring building operations, including HVAC, electrical, BMS, emergency generators and fire/life safety systems.
  • Keep your hands-on skills sharp while adding to your experience. We occasionally use external resources but most maintenance and repair are done by the internal team.
  • 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 two Data Center Engineer I opportunities available at our NYC facilities, so feel free to share this information with your networks. You will train on the first shift (7:30 am - 3:30 pm) then move to the night shift (11 pm - 7:30 am). You will work either Sunday - Thursday or Tuesday - Saturday but should have the flexibility to work any shift. 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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Grow Your Skills in Data Center Infrastructure at Premier NYC Facilities

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 Engineer I opportunity, you will have:
  • At least 1-year of experience in mission-critical facilities including operating / engineering or equivalent equipment experience with assets associated with mission-critical engineering (HVAC, UPS, generators, fire/life safety systems) Quick question for you - click here
  • Hands-on electrical or mechanical skill and competence in the area of non-expertise (i.e., electrical expertise with mechanical competence, or vice-versa)
  • Strong knowledge of UPS systems and architectures, and cooling systems and architectures
  • Strong understanding of infrastructure redundancy configurations and equipment and their risks (e.g., N+1, 2N, ATS/ STS, failover scenarios)
  • Strong knowledge of energy efficiency principals
  • Basic understanding of emergency situations and escalation processes
  • 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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Reporting directly to the Manager of Facility Engineering, as Data Center Engineer I, you will be assigned to one or two of our three premier New York City data center properties where you'll serve as a contributing member of the site level Data Center Operations team. Working with at least one other engineer on your assigned shift, you will contribute to the daily site operations, including creating and modifying site operating procedures, creating change management tickets, delivering timely incident reports, and performing site maintenance, repairs and inspections to help ensure Digital Realty’s data center operations achieve the highest level of availability.  

Each shift, you will monitor the operations of the building, performing rounds and responding to issues that arise 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. 
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Why Join Us
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Professional and career development
This is a robust role with a lot to learn -- you are bound to add significantly to your mission-critical infrastructure experience. You'll work with experienced engineers and have ample opportunities to advance your skills. Success in this position could set you up to advance to a Data Center Engineer II and beyond. 

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.

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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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 basics described under The Requirements tab, you will also need:
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills; ability to respond effectively, verbally and in writing to sensitive issues, complex inquiries or complaints
  • Strong organizational skills and detail orientation 
  • Physical ability to make rounds in the 3rd largest building in NYC (daily rounds can take 6 hours)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft programs, particularly Word, Excel and Outlook 
  • Strong understanding of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM), and power metering systems preferred
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative reasoning skills, with demonstrated ability to determine event root causes, performance shortfalls and required corrective actions preferred
  • Trade school is preferred
More About the Role
In addition to the responsibilities described in The Role tab, your specific responsibilities will include:
  • Monitoring and maintaining all building systems and mission-critical facilities equipment and other equipment associated with the data center 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.
More About Your Success
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. In addition to your technical abilities, you'll be a strong team player and go-getter who is reliable, flexible and adaptable. In addition, to be an outstanding Data Center Engineer I, 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
Pictured: You'll be assigned to one of our state-of-the-art, NYC data centers including 111 8th Avenue, the 3rd largest building in New York.
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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.