Are you currently working as a DataCenter Engineer? Are you tired of waiting for the next opportunity to come along? We have a wide array of clients who are looking for people with DataCentre Engineer skills just like you! If you’ve been struggling to find a DataCentre Engineer job that offers you challenge and satisfaction as well as freedom and flexibility maybe it’s time to turn your talent to freelancing.
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DataCenter Engineer Job Description & Responsibilities
A DataCenter Engineer’s responsibilities are varied and will depend on the needs of the client. The beauty of our platform is that it allows you to pick and choose jobs in line with your skills and experience. Our clients’ needs may include;
- Designing and implementing data center networks using industry best practices.
- Helping to develop new best practices to improve operations.
- Performing installation and configuration of hardware in production and staging environments, such as network and storage equipment and Linux servers.
- Identifying hardware issues and engaging with vendors to fix them. This may include managing trouble tickets of system maintenance and resolutions.
- Monitoring new and existing hardware, other equipment, and software upgrades while also maintaining hardware and supplies inventories at each data center location.
- Supporting the development of designs of cages and cabinets and perform frequent site audits for environment operating efficiency.
You will find yourself working with a range of different teams to resolve complex multi-discipline problems and may be called upon to provide out-of-hours support in an emergency. You will coordinate with management, facilities, Unix/Linux teams, and procurement to make sure all projects like new installations, scheduled maintenance, operational changes, and equipment upgrades, are functioning seamlessly, on time and on budget. You will construct high-level design, low-level design, deployment plan, and acceptance test plan documents that comply with clients’ needs and World Wide Technology (WWT) standards
For a successful career as a freelancer, you’ll also need to keep yourself up-to-date with the latest industry trends and emerging technologies related to power, monitoring systems, security, cooling, and floor layout.
Educational Qualifications and Experience
Our clients will want to know what credentials and experience you bring to bear and robust qualifications and experience will give you a great chance of getting chosen for the right jobs. In most cases, DataCenter Engineer jobs require a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline OR equivalent work experience. You should have sufficient experience of working in commercial data center environments including experience in fixing issues in a CLI-based environment.
Our clients may expect you to be skilled in using task management tools, spreadsheets, DCIM tools as well as common server hardware and network components including physical wiring for fiber optics, serial, Cat5/6 Ethernet, etc.
Ideally, you will be conversant with Linux. Proficiency with Ruby, shell scripting, Perl, Bash or Python is a major advantage. Strong experience with management tools (Salt, Puppet, Ansible or Chef) is not essential but will stand DataCentre Engineers in good stead as will knowledge of about managed power platforms, including ServerTech, Raritan, APC, etc. Experience designing network and server hardware layouts and with BMC, iLO, IPMI, DRAC is also beneficial.
Skills & Job Outlook
The future is bright for DataCenter Engineers. Job opportunities for computer support specialists are predicted projected to increase 11 percent during the period 2016-2026. More Datacenter Engineers will be required, with more organizations upgrading their computer equipment and software, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A DataCenter Engineer’s Salary is $52,368 per year in the United States while freelancers get a median pay of $21.95 per hour, according to PayScale. Our world-leading platform allows you to set your own rates of pay depending on your skills and experience. If the client agrees to your terms you can get started straight away.
How Field Engineer can take your career to the next level
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