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About the Data Center Berkeley IT provides colocation services in the campus Data Center, providing customers a secure location and network connectivity for housing mission-critical servers. The campus Data Center is a hardened facility that provides a precision environment for the housing of mission-critical servers and related equipment. The facility is connected to the campus backbone network via two separate 10-Gigabit trunks for high availability. Customers are provided rack space in lockable cabinets with dual power connections, backup UPS, remote management access for servers, hardware installation assistance, and staffed Data Center Operations Desk.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 12/23/2021
Hardware installation and troubleshooting: Works directly with Client and Vendor installation staff. The incumbent is responsible for installation, configuration and maintenance of equipment approved for installation in the campus data center.
Network management and provisioning: Configures and provisions network connectivity for Data Center customers.
Support system management: Configures and administers data center support equipment including workstations, remote access systems, firewall management, and security equipment.
Record keeping and administration: Manages installation scheduling, asset tracking and disposition, customer billing, and work request processes.
Applies business/technical support concepts to analyze application problems and resolve complex issues that may have strategic impact.
Analyzes and prepares various levels of internal and external facing documentation used by users and campus-wide.
Engages in professional development and training activities that are relevant to this job description.
Requires thorough knowledge of Data Center best practices and technology.
Requires thorough knowledge of Data Network technologies.
Applies required skills and abilities necessary to complete the most technical business/technical support functions.
Requires knowledge of other areas of IT.
Requires interpersonal skills in order to work with both technical and nontechnical personnel at various levels in the organization.
Ability to understand the unit's business processes to provide back up to support staff of the unit.
Have familiarity with Arista Networks hardware.
Salary & Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California 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 protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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