Data Center Engineer

  • Full-Time
  • New York,NY
  • Perennial Resources International
  • Posted 1 day ago – Accepting applications
Job Description

This is a contract to hire opportunity to join our client's team in Orangeburg NY or Dayton NJ. We need someone who will participate in the lifecycle management of the hardware in production data centers and who will work to complete moves, adds, and changes, as well as triage a variety of hardware problems.

Job Shifts:

First shift (day), second shift (afternoon), third shift (night), along with weekend hours


  • Learn and understand the data center site in order to manage events that put our critical systems at risk
  • Organize people, communication and knowledge to support problem follow-up and data center activity
  • Perform activity impact and risk assessment along with service notification at the appropriate level of awareness
  • Maintain accuracy of documentation and recorded details of physical assets and connections
  • Detect, investigate, and drive operating system issues affecting production equipment availability
  • Perform hardware level activity including investigation, maintenance and repair of server, network components and data cabling
  • Develop familiarity with the critical systems at each data center in order to provide a high level response and escalation


  • Linux/unix knowledge sufficient to identify and interrogate system hardware, review system logs, report on file systems, and manipulate files
  • Ability to prioritize work including active data center service and projects in flight
  • Knowledge of Layer2 and 3 network concepts
  • Desire to learn and take ownership of personal development
  • Passion for educating others and improving our team capabilities
  • The ability to communicate timely and concise information to various teams throughout Engineering at the appropriate level of detail
  • The ability to perform physical activities including walking, lifting, and climbing a ladder
  • Desire to lead people, projects and problem investigation
  • Eagerness to remediate issues in the physical space including airflow, power alarms, equipment serviceability, and cabling
  • Hands-on experience replacing server and network hardware
  • Familiarity with reporting tools including Grafana and Splunk
  • Awareness and some exposure to programming or scripting
  • Networking experience with sound knowledge of Cisco IOS and JunOS

Fresh Grads with 1-2 years experience in Linux and hardware/networking are encouraged to apply.

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