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COMPLETE Data Center Technician - Berkshire, DCC Communities - London

10 days ago


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Job Description

Data Center Operations designs, installs & maintains the world’s largest Cloud Computing Infrastructure.

We are looking for skilled Data Center Hardware Engineer with a passion for technology to help us expand our Cloud to the next level.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers an exciting, dynamic and challenging environment encouraging creativity and personal development while maintaining AWS computing environments in a secure, scalable, and cost-effective manner.
To keep up with demand on both disk and network capacity, we continue to expand our Data Centers in every region. Also, our content delivery AWS service, CloudFront, has expanded its Data Centers presence by over 50% worldwide in the last 12 months and are expecting to increase by a similar number over the next 12 months. This requires talented people to build & manage. We hope it is you!

At Amazon, career progression is part of our environment. We want you to progress. If your career path is in Systems, Network or Database Engineering, Software Development or maybe AWS Support, Technical Operations or perhaps Project Management, we will create a development plan to enable you to succeed reaching those goals. This begins on Day One!
Come and work for the world’s most Customer Centric Company.

The Opportunity: Data Center Hardware Engineer

This role is a unique opportunity to work in some of the most cutting edge data centers in the world. Amazon data centers are large-scale high-density centers where you will be working on changing the face of Cloud technology in the region.

A Data Center Hardware Engineer may be the primary point of contact for both internal customers (for example: Network Engineers, Systems Engineers, Software Developers, Database Engineers, Technical Operations) and external customers (Hardware Vendors, Contractors, Service Providers among others).

There is never a dull moment as each day presents itself with different challenges. Some of the key responsibilities you will undertake are:

Problem Solving:

Maintain a high level of system reliability by prioritizing and resolving trouble tickets efficiently, these include:
• Escalation point and technical troubleshooter for all Systems and Network hardware problems
• Deep diving into Linux server issues
• XEN service virtualization troubleshooting


• Troubleshoot technical issues on various platforms ranging from Systems through Networking to Power/Mechanical
• Remediation of physical layer outages, both Systems & Network
• Remediation or recovery of physical power issues on racks
• Participate in Data Center power & cooling events


• Meet 24x7 On-Call requirements and response during shift rotations.
• Install & configure racks of hosts in line with internal SLAs
• Triage & resolve trouble tickets for all devices in your region
• Data Center point of contact for all High Severity issues
• Physical replacement of server and network device parts
• Ensure correct rotation of parts & spares
• Help define metrics to increase our customer uptime
• Enforcing Amazons Security Best Practices
• Interact with third party vendors & contractors
• Contribute ideas to improve operational efficiency
• Engage with Remote Hands & Eyes in EU Regional Cloudfront POPs

Project Management:

• Participate in and deliver on a number of high impact small to mid-scale projects
• Participate in team meetings for metric analysis and project status updates
• Help build the world’s largest Cloud infrastructure


• Share knowledge and help educate less technical staff on the best practices related to all service owner issues


• Contribute towards building a great team by getting involved in the Amazon hiring process/candidate interviews

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

London, GBR

Basic Qualifications:

- High school or equivalent diploma
- Solid Understanding of Linux/Unix Administration
- Server Hardware Troubleshooting experience
- Server Booting: POST, BIOS, PXE, Kickstart, GRUB/LILO, RAID
- Some Experience with Network Protocols: TCP/IP, Ethernet, L2/L3 technologies
- Network Hardware: Copper and Optical Fiber Cabling, Switches, Routers
- Strong Communication Skills
- Passionate about IT infrastructure and hardware!

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience dealing effectively with customers during problem resolution and operating efficiently under pressure
- Remote Access: Console routers, IPMI, BMC
- Network Equipment Installation and Configuration
- Cisco IOS, NX-OS, JunOS
- Redundancy: Power feeds, ATS, Server Hardware, RAID, Network Connectivity
- Data Center Operations: Inventory Management, Hot/Cold Aisles, Security
- Experience with Excel and the ability to manipulate data and create necessary charts and diagrams
- Participated in Project Management
- Experience or Knowledge of AWS products: EC2, EBS, S3 etc.
- Scripting: Bash, Python, Perl, Ruby (or programming languages)

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Amazon. Please consult our Privacy Notice (https://www.amazon.jobs/en/privacy_page) to know more about how we collect, use and transfer the personal data of our candidates.

Our inclusive culture empowers Amazonians to deliver the best results for our customers. If you have a disability and need an adjustment during the application and hiring process, including support for the interview or onboarding process, please contact the Applicant-Candidate Accommodation Team (ACAT), Monday through Friday from 7:00 am GMT - 4:00 pm GMT. If calling directly from the United Kingdom, please dial +44 800 086 9884 (tel:+448000869884). If calling from Ireland, please dial +353 1800 851 489 (tel:+3531800851489).

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