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Data Center Operations Administrator

Chicago, IL 60606

Category: Professional Job Number: 16210


Voca has an immediate opening available for a Data Center Operations Administrator in Chicago, IL!

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Job Description:

  • The candidate will be part of a support team responsible for basic hardware issues pertaining to enterprise servers, network switch and firewall gear as well as copper and fiber cabling. Commitment to excellence, attention to detail and organizational skills are critical components for this job. Flexibility and responsiveness to changing situations will be required. Candidate needs to understand and be able to solve a wide array of problems with all types of data center hardware and software on the fly, or in an emergency. 
    • Install servers and network equipment into cabinets and racks 
    • CAT6, single-mode, and multi-mode fiber cabling installations and support 
    • Troubleshoot layer 1, 2, and 3 LAN connections using Fluke testing equipment 
    • Assigning IP’s from IP database tool 
    • Configure and troubleshoot basic network switch ports for new hosts using Cisco IOS and Nexus platforms 
    • Break/Fix hardware maintenance on mission critical systems (BIOS updates, hard drives, memory, RAID controller) 
    • Cabinet power load and consumption measurements 
    • Inventory control for servers, components and cables using DCIM software 
    • Use of an automated ticket system to organize work requests 
    • Planning and coordination of equipment migrations and new equipment installations 
    • Develop detailed documentation of operations, best practices, and procedures 
    • Proactively and independently work on projects as needed 
    • 24 x 7 technical support for the data center 
    • Receive and ship inventory as required 


  • Requirements: 
    • Must have one of the following professional IT certifications: ICND1 or 2, CCNA Data Center, RHCSA, MCSE or working equivalent 
    • Must have 1-2 years of working experience in data center facilities and infrastructure including power, cabling, and rack management design 
    • Must have Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or a related field 
    • Working knowledge of networking, server and cable hardware 
    • Experienced with customer interaction and relations 
    • Experienced with vendor relations on a professional level 
    • Cover weekend testing events as needed 
    • Very organized and detail oriented, with high degree of accuracy and follow-up 
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (MS Office experience) 
    • Self-motivated, reliable team player 
    • Ability to work in collaborative high pressure environment 
    • Must possess desire to learn new technologies 
    • Consistently work to enhance system performance and systems availability 
    • Preferred knowledge of financial trading systems is a plus 
    • May require working in cramped spaces or elevated locations 
    • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds 
    • Driver’s license and reliable transportation 

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