Data Center Specialist

Hedge Fund #002

The Data Center Specialist will be responsible for leveraging operational best practices across the firm’s US data centers and corporate office spaces to deliver a consistent and high quality level of service to its clients.

This role primarily entails physical installation of hardware and its requisite infrastructure connectivity, the ability to communicate effectively with external vendors and internal stakeholders, and a working knowledge of Data Center Information Management (DCiM) tools and processes.

The principal location of work will be at the Ridgefield Park DC location, but the candidate will be expected to support work at other data centers and corporate offices in the NJ/NY/CT metro area. The typical work week will span Tuesday – Saturday, but the candidate should expect to occasionally work beyond normally scheduled hours to support critical projects or bridge coverage gaps

Principal Responsibilities

Installation of the firm’s hardware assets in data center and corporate office technology rooms
Asset management within the firm’s DCIM toolset
Execution of hardware repairs on various IT platforms in coordination with external vendors and internal stakeholders
Execution and/or oversight of scheduled changes within the firm’s data centers and office spaces, in a timely manner without undue risk to the firm
Project management in remote DCs leveraging local site resources, while remaining accountable for the work performed
Regular and clear communication with managers, peers, and team members throughout the organization
Identification of gaps in Data Center operational documentation and initiative to create documentation for use by the global Data Center team

Qualifications/Skills Required

BS or BA in technical field or commensurate experience
Experience with rack integration of servers, storage equipment, network switches, and other appliances
Thorough understanding of DC connectivity, including cabling, optics, & carrier services
Experience with DCIM
Thorough understanding of hot and cold aisle dynamics, and IT equipment air-flow requirements
Basic understanding of OSI layers 1, 2, and 3 and network-layer provisioning/troubleshooting
Ability to translate Data Center requirements into effective solutions
Ability to implement detail-oriented designs
Excellent communication skills
Excellent time and project management skills
Experience supervising, training, mentoring, and leading other professionals
Proficient in office productivity tools such as Microsoft Office (Excel, Power Point and Word)
5+ years of experience in Infrastructure Technology
Effective team player

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