Data Center Operations Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Verizon Communications   •  

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Industry: Telecommunications & Hardware

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Less than 5 years

Posted 34 days ago

What you'll be doing...

Are you interested in being a member of our technical DCIM & Building Operations team in one of Verizon's Network Equipment Centers (NEC)? The Colorado Springs NEC is a data center-like facility with mission critical building infrastructure that supports the Wireless Network Core hardware. You will be responsible for not only the physical network equipment and power/space implementation, but also the overall building operations and infrastructure management of a mission critical facility. Responsibilities associated with the position include:

  • Providing hardware support including power equipment (PDUs/RPPs), multi-vendor transport, and network equipment including systems from Cisco, Juniper, Nokia, F5 and A10 (e.g., routers, multilayer switches, load balancers, firewalls, associated network infrastructure cabling).
  • Coordinating the installation, testing, and troubleshooting of transmission facilities (Dark Fiber, EBH, 100G,10G, OC192, OC48, OC3, T3, T1 and DS) and providing support to a varied user community; updating ticketing system, change controls, and circuit work orders.
  • Executing MOPs so that no adverse effects will be caused within the network.
  • Managing vendor power installation, operation, and maintenance for the power distribution infrastructure between the RPP and the cabinets on the data center floor.
  • Providing maintenance support for all data center physical hardware and cabling.
  • Managing accurate inventory of all equipment and spares.
  • Maintaining electrical panel schedules in the data center through the IFP tool.
  • Overseeing all preventative maintenance, necessary maintenance, and repairs of the building mechanical, electrical, HVAC, BAS, fire protection, and plumbing systems.
  • Overseeing and managing building floor plans and people space allocations.
  • Maintaining and updating disaster recovery plans (DR), emergency action plans (EAP), spill prevention control, and countermeasure (SPCC) & FUZE tools.
  • Participating in on-call rotations.
  • Performing late night/early morning system changes during the maintenance window in a fast-paced and highly visible environment.
  • Performing financially-related tasks, including:
  • Managing Capital/OpEx budgets
  • Creating PO's
  • Generating bid requests
  • Processing payments/invoices
  • Verifying payment execution with financial team
  • Providing all other necessary documentation required by Verizon internal financial processes.
  • Generating financial reports for management review.

What we're looking for...

You will need to have:

  • Associate's degree or two or more years of work experience.
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Willingness to work primarily Sundays thru Thursdays during the evening hours (i.e., four ten-hour night shifts)

Even better if you have:

  • A bachelor's degree.
  • Training in at least three of the following areas: data networking and communications, wireless technologies, digital communications, operating systems and applications, telecommunications, and/or power distribution.
  • Knowledge of data transmission facilities (e.g., OC192, OC48, CO48, T3, T1, DS1, 1G/ 10G native Ethernet, SONET).
  • Knowledge of data networking protocols including TCP/IP, OSI, OSPF, BGP, MPLS, BFD, SIP, and other LAN/WAN protocols.
  • Experience in physical installation and troubleshooting of network transport, transmission and layer one network devices, including DACS and DCS panels and cross connects.
  • Knowledge of optical transmission equipment administration and maintenance.
  • Familiarity with Protocol Analysis, Packet Capture, Wireshark, NetScout, Fluke, T-Berd, and other Fiber test tools.
  • Demonstrated advanced technical and analytical skills with the ability to troubleshoot end-to-end systems.
  • Knowledge of electrical switch gear, ASCO, building automation systems, chiller systems, air handlers, UPS systems, CRAH units, DC power systems, and generators.
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, Outlook) and MS Project.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and support on-call duties and shift work.
  • The ability to solve complex problems creatively.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • The ability to organize and plan effectively.
  • The ability to establish and communicate priorities.


Valid Through: 2019-11-5