Datacenter Infrastructure Technician / Node Site Coordinator - TS clearance

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Network Administration
Montgomery, Alabama

REQ#: RQ102915

Travel Required: 10-25%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is hiring a Datacenter Infrastructure Technician / Node Site Coordinator in Montgomery, Alabama to assist us in delivering timely and consistent information technology (IT) and telecommunications support services to our federal client.  

Job Responsibilities:

Direct hands-on performing datacenter infrastructure support activities including:

Ethernet CAT-6 and Fiber-optic patch cable management

- Run planning / documentation

- Cable making, testing, repair

- Patch cable installation, labeling, equipment connection and link verification

- Equipment recabling according to updated documentation (cut-sheets)

Rack mounted equipment handling

Serve as datacenter POC for inbound and outbound program related hardware

- Unbox, inspection and movement of equipment from loading docs to datacenter floor

Assembly of rack-mount kits / rails, etc.

- Installation of equipment in rack

- Connection of network, power and other cabling

Rack mounted equipment troubleshooting

- Serve as onsite datacenter POC for remote engineers and administrators requirement hands-on support

- Connect “Crash Carts” via serial, Ethernet and/or keyboard/video/mouse to complete initial setup or recovery tasks for a variety of equipment types.

- Verify A-side / B-side power redundancy and monitor equipment power state during power maintenance activities

Maintain physical equipment documentation / diagrams

- Rack elevation diagrams

- Cable diagrams

- Equipment floor-plan diagrams

- Equipment inventory

Strategy & Planning

  • Monitor and Report on any Datacenter related Operational and Infrastructure issues to the Senior Operations Manager

  • Develop maintenance schedules for network and systems equipment.

  • Conduct Datacenter surveys to provide information for us in scaling / expansion projects

  • Develop and implement all functional policies and procedures, including those for network architecture, standards, purchasing, and service provision.

  • Maintain detailed records of events/purchases/procedures for information sharing.


Operational Management

  • Practice asset management for IT hardware, software, and equipment.

  • Make purchase requests and coordinate with procurement to maintain inventory.

  • Establish and maintain regular written and in-person communications with the organization’s executives, decision-makers, stakeholders, department heads, and end users regarding pertinent network activities.

  • Oversee onsite Datacenter operations / engineering-related projects

  • Assist in the investigation and triage of customer issues, including help desk and technical support services.

  • Manage the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade, and support of IT systems, including networks, data centers, servers, PCs, operating systems, and associated hardware.

  • Analyze existing operations and make recommendations for the improvement and growth of the network infrastructure and IT systems.

  • Manage and ensure optimal operation of all network hardware and equipment, including routers, switches, hubs, UPSs, and so on.

  • Provide guidance to junior members of the team.

  • Rack and Stack Datacenter equipment to include rack placement, PDUs, servers, storage, network, and other rack mounted appliances applicable to the offering.

  • Occasional travel to remote sites to assist with projects/troubleshooting.

  • Must be able to lift 50lbs+ independently.

  • Reach out to vendors to open trouble tickets and work with technicians to resolve issues.

  • Coordinate/Communicate with Government site POCs to ensure timely response of work requests and information gathering.

Required Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret security clearance required

  • 6+ years of related work experience

  • DoD 8570 IAT II Certification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Computer Science or Information Systems

  • Strong technical knowledge of network and PC operating systems

  • Strong technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and standards, including network hardware and equipment, including routers, switches, hubs, UPSs, etc.

  • Proven experience in IT infrastructure planning and development.

  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.

Desired Qualifications:

One (or more) of the following certifications:

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

  • VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization

This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 or the start date, if after January 18. Individuals who work in or reside in Texas or Montana or work outside of the United States may be excluded from this requirement.

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.