Datacenter Engineer


Datacenter Engineer 1 Position

Gitega, Burundi

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IT & Telecoms
Posted 3 months ago

Job Description
  1. Job Purpose


Provide Planning, Designing, Implementation, Operation and Optimization of Datacenter services for a service provider network. Responsible for datacenter infrastructure operations and availability.


  1. Principal Accountabilities


  • Participate in and lead complex Datacenter infrastructure (network, storage, and compute) design, implementation and migration, performance engineering or problem resolution projects.
  • Solve complex, multi-functional issues that cross many technologies in network, server, storage, O/S, virtualization, consolidation, middleware, security, applications, operations, content switching, caching and/or content delivery networks, and security.
  • Provides technical support during software and hardware upgrades.
  • Deliver migration and deployment plans, with a thorough understanding on networked applications and related dependencies.
  • Guide other consultants and engineers, resolving challenges and ensuring timely issue resolution.
  • Participate in the out-of-hours on-call rotation providing expert and professional technical support to the business.
  • Take the lead in escalations for high profile network and security incidents.
  • Raise and implement Change Requests via the service management tool.
  • Maintains architecture and design guideline documents and templates.
  • Delivering detailed HLD documents and utilization reports.
  • Responsible for capacity planning on datacenter networks, storage, and compute.
  • Design and manage information/network systems
  • Setup and operate common Linux and Windows OS servers
  • Perform quality assurance testing
  • Identify and resolve recurring issues
  • Identify reliability risks
  • Schedule and track hardware maintenance
  • Update port maps and rack layouts
  • Create operational procedures
  • Provide technical support
  • Manage data center assets and inventories
  • Maintain proper documentation and reports for auditing and tracking purposes.
  • Work with data center partners to understand and ensure facilities like cooling, fire suppression, UPS system, etc. are working properly and in accordance with business requirements.
  • Conduct inspections on power and cooling systems to ensure they are operational and efficient
  • To inspect power/cooling systems and identify as well as fix issues that may cause a problem in network performance.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the servers as well as calibrate them and perform backups
  • To ensure energy efficient systems by performing renovations.
  • Carrying out accounts and systems administration by handling network file share rights as well as maintaining the operating systems.
  • Troubleshoot network systems to diagnose and fix the performance issues
  • Collaborating with the IT persons and other stakeholders in order to develop the action plans for improved operations
  • Lead initiatives for the optimization as well as the restructuring of the network architecture.
  • Support Network audit.
  • Ensuring regulatory standards are met.
  • Provide on-the-job training and guidance to colleagues in specific data-related tasks where appropriate.
  • On-time reporting to direct Line Manager.
  • Work on tasks assigned by Line Manager.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  1. Personal Attributes


    • Self-driven with the ability to work independently.
    • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
    • An excellent communicator with good interpersonal and team building skills
    • Ability to handle critical customer issues in high pressure scenarios.
    • Work independently and have the ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines.
    • Work effectively with minimal direction or supervision for day-to-day tasks and communicate outcomes.
    • Strong time management and organizational skills.
    • Fast-learning ability, willing to pick up new skills and technologies.
    • Flexible and responsive to changing work demands.
    • Tenacious and persistent.


  1. Qualifications


  • Minimum 7 years’ experience designing, deploying, configuring, supporting, trouble shooting, debugging, and administering datacenter networks, compute, and storage infrastructure.
  • Good technical knowledge of the Data Center and its components: Applications, Storage, Network, Server, and projects surrounding their planning, design, implementation, operation, and optimization.
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP stack and protocols.
  • Knowledge of virtualization tools and concepts.
  • Architectural knowledge of Three-Tiered application environments.
  • In-depth knowledge of storage technologies: file (NAS), block (SAN), object storage, transport (FCoE, iSCSI, etc.), replication, backup, and performance.
  • In depth knowledge of UNIX/Linux based operating systems and its derivatives.
  • Rich experience in Data Center fabrics, virtual switching systems such as Catalyst 6K VSS, Nexus 7K vPC, Juniper Virtual Chassis, ICCP MC-LAG & Arista.
  • Good knowledge of Data Center Interconnect techniques and approaches. Aware of the advantages and disadvantages of designs based on VPLS, EVPN, L2, L3 links and vendor-specific DCI technologies.
  • Understanding of SDN concepts and Operations.
  • Experience working with IT systems.
  • Linux and Windows OS system administration experience.
  • Network and power capacity planning experience.
  • A solid understanding of network and data cabling.
  • Hands-on experience in Data Center operations, familiarity with facility management, server hardware and network equipment.
  • Familiar with Linux, Windows servers, and VMWare operating systems.
  • Familiar with setup and configuration of the server, enterprise network, and SAN equipment.
  • Possess knowledge of HVAC/CRAC, UPS, Battery and Generator systems is a plus.
  • Have excellent knowledge about the infrastructures of the network, hardware deployments, etc.


  1. Educational Qualifications


University degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Electrical engineering, or a science field. CCNP datacenter, VCP/NSX certification, GCP, AWS, RHCSA/RHCA/RHCE or equivalent highly desirable.

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Gitega, Burundi

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