Data Center Build Technician

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Data Center Build Technician


Data Center Build Technician is responsible for identifying and troubleshooting any issues with basic network and operating system installation and configuration. The professional must examine and evaluate quality assurance of server hardware. They should professionally troubleshoot any hardware issues with the help of trouble tickets. The expert will offer assistance for automated provisioning system for new server orders.

Job Description & Responsibilities

The Data Center Build Technician must rack, build, cable and set up the Intel and AMD servers. They play an important role in the deployment of Cisco Layer 2 networking equipment. The Technician should have the ability to perform various operating system installation such as Windows Server, Linux, and Unix. They should have an in-depth understanding of PC Hardware concepts and component installation.

The professional job involves Cisco Layer 2 networking equipment. They must have a good knowledge of various internet-related services and software such as mail, web, DNS, etc. The technician should be prepared to multitask in a fast-paced environment and must have a customer-focused attitude. The Data Center Build Technician has to be well-versed with computer networking concepts.

The Technician should take care of the Network wiring as part of the job. The Data Center Build Technician will work with the cutting edge server technologies and resolve the diverse Data Center technical impairments. They are the driving force behind the launching of new network capacity at the local Data Center level. The Technician should have the capability to efficiently and effectively install the infrastructure. They must be well-versed with the computers, servers, switches and several other networking devices from both hardware and software.

The Data Center Build Technician must act as the technical point of contact for the internal teams. The professionals must conduct process improvement as and when necessary.  The Technicians should work in collaboration with the supporting teams to get the common failures resolved or minimized. It is the duty of the Data Center Build Technician to carry out hardware verification inspections to make sure the quality of server racks, networking devices, and associated components are maintained.

The professional will provide technical assistance to the Deployment Technicians with rack deployments on heavy deployment days or cabling team. The Data Center Build Technician have to plan and organize work assignments independently. They should always perform operational duties under the guidance of superiors. The Technician has to assist in general maintenance and operation of buildings and grounds.

It is the responsibility of the Data Center Build Technician to set up, manage, operate and resolve any issues related to mechanical and electrical equipment or systems. The Technician should look into the technical problems of electrical switchgear, diesel generators, HVAC/CRAC systems, UPS systems, PDUs, RPPs, BMS/EPMS systems, and fire alarm and suppression systems. The professional must ensure that the operation of systems is following the required regulations and codes.

The Technician has to examine and evaluate any equipment by using instrumentation. They are responsible for organizing skilled maintenance activities which includes construction, welding, soldering, and plumbing, but are not limited to them. The Data Center Build Technician will test the electronic HVAC and building environmental controls to make sure the equipment is working correctly. They have to check and resolve problems of valves, and motors to assure proper functioning of the equipment and systems.

The Data Center Build Technicians carry out all duties as per the established work standards. They should have the capability to perform the role of the Stationary Operating Engineer in a large facility. The professional must follow the rules and policies as per the Company standards of business ethics and conduct.

Educational Qualification & Additional Skills

The Data Center Build Technician must have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Electronics & Electricals or any other related field. Professionals with prior and relevant work experience have bright chances to get placed. Some organizations are in search of candidates with a master’s degree or specialization in Data Center.

Useful Certification

Cisco Certified Network Associate- Data Center (CCNA Data Center)

The CCNA Data Center Certification helps the candidates to enhance their skills to set up, configure, and manage the Data Center. This certification provides them with an in-depth understanding of data center infrastructure, data center networking concepts and technologies, storage networking, unified computing, network virtualization, data center automation and orchestration, and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI).

Cisco Certified Network Professional- Data Center (CCNP Data Center)

The CCNP Data Center certification teaches data center solutions, technologies and best practices to design, implement, and manage a modern data center infrastructure. The professional will have a good understanding of policy-driven infrastructure, virtualization, automation and orchestration, unified computing, data center security, and integration of cloud initiatives.

Juniper Networks Certified Professional-Data Center (JNCIP-DC)

The JNCIP-DC certification provides good knowledge of advanced data center technologies and related configuration and resolving skills. The certified candidate will have advanced knowledge of the Junos OS used in a data center environment.

VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV)

Through VCP6-DCV certification, the candidate learns how to administers and resolve vSphere V6 infrastructures. The certification teaches them how to leverage best practice to provide a scalable and reliable virtualization platform. The certified professionals will provide excellent business value to your organization.

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According to Paysa, the average wage of Data Center Build Technician is $136,192. As per the figures, the salary ranges from $97,946 at the 25th percentile to $160,980 at the 75th percentile. The top layer gets paid 10 percent more, and they earn more than $205,970. The Indeed salary estimate states that on average for this position the salary ranges from approximately $15.97 on an hourly basis for Technical Support to $22.82 on an hourly basis for Data Center Technician.

Advantages of Freelancing in this Career

Freelance Data Center Build Technician will be able to handle work remotely as well. Freelance professionals need not go on-site every time there is an issue. They can also take up projects depending on the schedule, and can always decide to work on a single project or multiple projects, whatever more feasible.

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