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Data Center Operations Technician II

Company: Rackspace
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

Job Profile Summary

The Data Center Operations Technician owns the responsibility of all IT Infrastructure, including customer configurations, within the data center environment ensuring all customer server environments are secure, operational and maintain 99.999% uptime.

Key Responsibilities

Utilize custom monitoring software and internal ticketing system to provide customer support

Identify and troubleshoot simple hardware failures on x86-based servers to include the replacement of failed hardware components

Troubleshoot simple operating system storage issues including file system, disk management and RAID technologies

Support servers running Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Server, Ubuntu Linux or VMWare ESX Server

Simple operating systems administration to include troubleshooting of login, password and connectivity issues

Troubleshoot simple local area network (LAN) connectivity issues and reestablish remote access to customer configurations utilizing SSH, Terminal Services/Remote Desktop Services or Remote Access Controllers

Complete the troubleshooting, configuration and replacement of network device hardware including access and aggregation switches, firewalls, load-balancers and security appliances

Complete the troubleshooting, configuration and replacement of storage devices including DAS and NAS arrays

Complete customer configuration maintenances including hardware modification, operating system installation, mounting of the devices within cabinets and completion of all cabling needs required

Troubleshoot copper and fiber cabling including initial installation testing as well as connectivity issues with previously deployed copper or fiber cabling

Provide technical communication relating to customer configurations in a concise, professional manner

Adhere to company security policies and procedures, including health and safety and local governing requirements as directed

Execute and maintain meticulous 5S and housekeeping practices

Demonstrate no less than full performance in a continuous, consistent, measurable manner

Demonstrate high levels of passion and enthusiasm when providing Fanatical Support to all customers and coworkers

Communicate in an honest, transparent manner focused on building trust amongst customers and coworkers

Demonstrate a clear understanding of Rackspace software toolsets required for the monitoring and support of customer configurations

Demonstrate the ability to successfully complete customer configuration maintenances and hardware troubleshooting

Attention to detail and adherence to maintenance instructions ensure customer configuration rework is not required

Customer configuration maintenances are quality controlled and adhere to published policy and process to ensure Global alignment

Troubleshooting and problem solving capabilities lead to accurate and timely resolution of technical events

All customer incidents or potential risks to our customers must be investigated utilizing the root cause analysis method

All customer interactions, both internal and external, are conducted in a manner that delights customers

Process and policy sign off is conducted in a timely manner, with clear understanding of the subject matter, by the specified due date

All areas of responsibility are clean and organized with specific areas designated for all moveable items


Experience with Dell PowerEdge and HP ProLiant rack server hardware preferred

Experience with Cisco ASA and ASA-X series firewalls, F5 BigIP and Brocade ADX series load-balancers and Alert Logic IDS preferred

Experience with Cisco Catalyst 2900, 4900, 6500 and Nexus series switches preferred

Experience with Dell PowerVault DAS, NetApp and EMC Isilon NAS systems preferred

Must be able to work a flexible schedule, 24x7x365 coverage, including holidays and weekends

Must be able to prioritize work in a fast paced, high pressure environment

Must possess strong written and verbal skills, type with proficiency and exhibit professional phone etiquette

Must be proficient with productivity software including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office and Open Office as well as email client software

Must be able to lift 50 lbs over head

Must have reliable transportation and be willing to occasionally travel (2-4 wks/yr)

Success in the role requires the following personal qualities:

Effective Communicator

Self Starter

Team Player

Welcomes Feedback

Ability to Identify Problems

Solicits input from others when making decisions


High School diploma or equivalent required; University or College degree preferred


Industry recognized certifications in operating systems, networking, security and/or storage technologies preferred


Minimum 1-year experience working in a data center environment or equivalent technology background required

Minimum 1-year experience or ability to show familiarity with building, repairing or upgrading hardware components required

Minimum 1-year experience in a customer service oriented position preferred

Physical Demands

Must be able to lift 50 lbs over head


Must have reliable transportation and be willing to occasionally travel (2-4 wks/yr)


The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the employee assigned to this job.

About Rackspace Technology

We are the multicloud solutions experts. We combine our expertise with the world's leading technologies - across applications, data and security - to deliver end-to-end solutions. We have a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges, designing solutions that scale, building and managing those solutions, and optimizing returns into the future. Named a best place to work, year after year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent. Join us on our mission to embrace technology, empower customers and deliver the future.

More on Rackspace Technology

Though we're all different, Rackers thrive through our connection to a central goal: to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission. We bring our whole selves to work every day. And we embrace the notion that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers and communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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