Data Center Systems Engineer

Clearance Level
None
Category
Systems Engineering
Location
Rockville, Maryland

REQ#: RQ99923

Travel Required: 10-25%
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Pipeline

GDIT is seeking a strong technical Data Center Network Engineer to join our team. In this role you will provide day-to-day operational support and guidance of multiple Data Centers and related network infrastructure, while maintaining a best practices approach. This position is the primary point of contact for NHGRI Data Centers and network infrastructure support. It provides support of Data Center facility resources including the day-to-day operations, maintenance coordination, and capacity management of power, environmental hardware (cooling and humidity control), and rack space. We are seeking a person with a strong sense of urgency and the ability to multi-task and display attention to detail. 

In this role, a typical role will include:

  • Providing day-to-day operational support and guidance of multiple Data Centers and related network infrastructure, while maintaining a best practices approach.
  • Providing network administration and support to a campus-wide area network infrastructure and act as customer liaison with customer’s central IT network core infrastructure.
  • Maintaining facilities support of Data Center resources, including the day-to-day operations, maintenance coordination, capacity management of power, environmental hardware (cooling and humidity control), and rack space.
  • Leading and participating in Data Center and network related projects
  • Monitoring system activity and logs for problems.
  • Recommending enhancements to improve systems availability and performance.
  • Conducting technical research to determine feasibility, cost, time required, and compatibility with current software/service.
  • Managing support tickets assigned to the Data Center Team, including prioritization, timely follow up, and close out of all tickets within service guidelines.
  • Participating in regular Data Center maintenance window planning and implementations.
  • Managing and maintaining all Data Center documentation.
  • Keeping current with recent trends and technologies
  • Suggesting and bringing forward improvements and keeping infrastructure up-to-date.
  • Assisting in the development of a comprehensive disaster recovery plan.
  • Helping identify primary storage pain points and inefficiencies.
  • Analyzing facilities’ bandwidth and capacity requirements and system interdependencies
  • Maintaining security and ensuring compliance with security policies and procedures

Required Qualifications:

  • BS/BA (or equivalent) and eight years of relevant experience
  • Hands-on experience in administering HP ProCurve and/or CISCO network switches, supporting at Layer-2 and Layer-3.
  • Good understanding of network principles and the OSI model.
  • Experience managing networks, internal and external DNS, and the associated IP infrastructure.
  • Good understanding and some experience working in a Data Center
  • Knowledge of UPS, PDUs, cooling and humidity control hardware, and fire suppression systems
  • Experience administering and configuring monitoring tools for proactive alerting and trends analysis.
  • Experience in working with support ticketing systems, managing assigned tickets, as well as providing appropriate follow up
  • Experience with creating and maintaining documentation
  • Experience with the use of Data Center inventory management tools
  • CCNP certification

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Training with Cisco and HP networking systems

Attributes for Success:

  • Ability to work effectively in project teams
  • Ability/ willingness to respond to issues 24/7.
  • Practice a strong sense of urgency with the ability to multi-task
  • Keen attention to detail
We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.