Santa Monica, CA
Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit•
8 - 10 years
Posted 60 days ago
Overview of RAND
The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND's research and analysis address issues that impact people everywhere, including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, RAND has close to 1,850 people from approximately 50 countries working in offices in North America, Europe, and Australia, with annual revenues of more than $315 million.
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The data center engineer, recognized as a versatile technical expert, is responsible for the operations of RAND's three Data Centers and over 50 communication rooms.
The Data Center engineer will design, install, maintain, and retire data center hardware (switches, storage, servers) and their connections. The engineer is responsible to regularly update equipment firmware, operating systems, and patch equipment as recommended by the various vendors. The engineer is expected to perform various networking, storage, and server functions.
The data center engineer is responsible for preparing regular reports on the state of data center equipment to Management, specifically the maintenance state, location, and lifecycle of hardware. Additionally, the engineer is responsible for monitoring data center resources to proactively identify issues.
The data center engineer works in close partnership with the Information Technology Asset Manager, other members on the Network Operations group and with vendors on data center equipment lifecycle, upgrades, and best practice configurations.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, or a related field or equivalent work experience is acceptable. Strong consideration will be given to related professional certifications.
Minimum 8 years of Data Center and network hardware experience.