The Data Center Engineer is responsible for the day-to-day operational needs of the Fairview Data Centers, Server Rooms and Data Closets. This position assists in the design, development and maintaining the physical infrastructure and layout of the Data Centers, Server Rooms and Data Closets. Assists in the design, implementation of Data Center Infrastructure monitoring and supports the Data Center infrastructure monitoring, processing and day to day operations and power loads. This position will drive Data Center operations solutions in collaboration with the Compute, Storage, and Network teams and other IT teams. The Engineer provides hands on support performing tasks such as hardware, software, and network troubleshooting, deployment, configuration, installs and decommissions. Access to reliable transportation as positions responsibility is to travel from site to site as needed.
Provision, plan, and install all new equipment in the data center including servers, network switches, routers and UPSs while making sure electrical power is not overloaded on circuits, UPSs and PDUs. Order and procure equipment and parts necessary for installations in advance to ensure hardware/software needed for project implementations to meet project dates.
Troubleshoot and maintain equipment within the data center. Collaborate with management to determine efficiency and effectiveness of IT systems or services. Make recommendations based on experience and expertise. Cleaning and testing fiber connections as needed.
Keep up-to-date on policies and requirements to ensure the data center equipment meets standards. Ensure all necessary operational processes and procedures are carried out with a high level of attention to detail, expediency and on-time delivery.
Ensure Fairview data center standards are followed. Assist in the creation and maintenance of network and data center diagrams and detailed site documentation. Write procedural and policy documentation for internal and external use. Validate that all documentation is current and accurate.
Coordinate large expansion projects with implementations or upgrades to Data Center equipment.
Perform regular inspections of the critical infrastructure including data collection and evaluation. Alert appropriate team to provide warning/notification if thresholds have been reached, something has changed, or a failure has occurred. Documents findings and concerns, collect all pertinent data.
Resolve technical problems with hardware, software and connectivity. Use experience, expertise and data analysis to collaborate with IT team members in the identification of corrective actions to increase efficiency, improve performance and meet or exceed consumption targets.
Maintain inventory and labeling of equipment. Monitor rack & room environments for adequate power and cooling for IT equipment. Configure tools for power and environmental monitoring.
Provision security access to the Data Centers. Part of a 24x7 on-call support rotation schedule.
Perform Tape Library duties: Ensuring accuracy of incoming and outgoing tapes. Tracking the volume of tapes being used. Requesting offsite tapes as needed. Participates in tape audits.
Responsible to travel to different sites during working hours.
When performing some duties, lifting is required
Associates degree in Information Technology or equivalent work experience
5+ years of experience in Data Center Management
Excellent interpersonal, communication, documentation, and troubleshooting skills
Experience in the installation, de-installation, repair, and maintenance of electronic equipment in a data center environment
Access to reliable transportation as positions responsibility to is to travel from site to site as needed
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.Its broad continuum also includes 60 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, ...Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.