Lead Data Center Technician at Zayo
Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) provides communications infrastructure solutions, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure to the world’s leading businesses. Customers include wireless and wireline carriers, media and content companies, cloud providers, finance and professional services and other large enterprises. Zayo provides customers with flexible solutions and self-service through Tranzact, an innovative online platform for managing and purchasing bandwidth.
The Lead Data Center Technician provides an overall focus on positive proactive end-user customer service through phone, email, face-to-face, and Zayo’s internal case management systems. Lead Data Center Technicians are the first point of escalation for the local onsite team and assists with training as needed. Maintains accurate chain-of-custody logs of incoming and outgoing customer packages and ensures facility cleanliness. As a member of the Operations Team, the Lead Data Center Technician is expected to handle trouble tickets and remote hands requests from inception through resolution. Lead Data Center Technicians are tasked with the installation of a variety of circuits, including Ethernet, Sonet and Dark Fiber. Lead Data Center Technicians also monitor all business-critical systems (BMS, Security) and drive both internal and customer compliance to the company’s security standards, including training of Data Center Technicians on best practices.
Create and maintain effective customer relationships, with customer satisfaction as the ultimate goal. Answering customer phone calls and emails within a timely and professional manner.l
Responsible for ensuring installs, capacity checks, testing and close out of Customer orders are completed in a timely manner while meeting predefined installation intervals
Responsible for ensuring all Tickets/Cases are resolved timely and in a professional manner.
Responsible for Cost efficiency, Outage management, Change management and Compliance within Data Center
Supervision of all Vendor Maintenance Activities within Data Center
Perform physical security walkthroughs, administration of security sign-in procedures for all colocation customers, visitors, third parties and escorting them to designated work location while adhering and enforcing established company security standards.
Accurately capture time invested on tasks and tickets/cases (customer installs, site expansions, outages, remote hands, etc) including capturing Cap Labor on timesheets and ensuring teams timesheets are completed, submitted and employee approved in a timely manner.
Responsible for monthly recording and furnishing Customer Metered Power, in a timely manner to meet invoicing.
Participate in the Market’s on-call rotation, based on Market needs.
Monitor and Resolve technical issues and alarms with zColo Infrastructure, ensuring issue resolution.
Responsible for following established ERP and Escalating to on-call staff or engineering support staff as necessary in a fast-paced data center environment.
Maintain and Ensure facility cleanliness at all times and maintaining site “Tour Readiness” at all times
Maintain working knowledge of all products, processes and systems, with an emphasis on PR/CSP submittal processes to ensure payment to Vendors occurs timely.
First point of escalation for local Data Center Technicians - Assisting with training, answering questions related to process/procedures,.
Enforcement of and Adherence to zColo Cabling Standards
Support customer and/or auditor tours as needed.
Responsible for Power Monitoring and Reporting
Maintain accurate inventory of work tools, test equipment, and devices
Manage weekly work schedules for 24x7x365 coverage as well as an on-call list in the event personnel need additional support
Supervise the day to day duties of the onsite DCT personnel across one or multiple sites and working with Data Center Manager on performance management of Data Center Technicians.
High school diploma required
Previous NOC/SOC/IOC experience and/or data center experience preferred
Previous experience monitoring critical infrastructure
Basic experience and understanding of electrical and mechanical systems
College degree in related discipline preferred
Minimum 5 years Data Center Operations experience
Responsibility and dependability are a must
Candidates must have reliable transportation
Trustworthy and ability to work independently with little or no supervision, if necessary
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to learn quickly and apply new knowledge and skills immediately
Ability to assess situations and escalate properly, following internal procedures
Ability to comprehend industry terminology, trends, and best practices related to the physical layers of facility infrastructure and or data processing architecture
Knowledge of Windows operating systems both PC and server side
Knowledge of basic hardware troubleshooting tasks; replacing hard drives, memory and motherboards a plus
Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
Familiar with DS1, DS3, ethernet and fiber circuits are a plus
Ability to install and neatly manage copper, coaxial, Cat5/6, fiber and other network cable/connector types
Knowledge of switches, firewalls and managed storage are a plus
This position requires the applicant to be able to work any of the shifts as part of a 24X7 coverage rotation. The ability to sit for prolonged periods in front of a computer is required. Work is done in an area where normal office noise and occasional construction noise is present. Dirt, dust and grease may be present. Work is occasionally conducted in an outside environment such as a dock, on the roof and in equipment enclosures. Duties may involve working outdoors for short periods of time
Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, 401(k), disability and life insurance
Generous paid time off policy including paid parental leave