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Data Centre Operations Technician (IT-CF-DCO-2020-5-LD) in Switzerland

Functions

The successful candidate will work as part of the Operations team whose primary responsibility is the planning and coordination of the data centre infrastructure. The main activities are:

  • Participation in the infrastructure (electrical, cooling, rack-space, floor-space) capacity planning of the computing rooms.
  • Preparation and administration of the commissioning, decommissioning and moves of large batches of IT equipment (servers, storage, network devices) in the computing rooms.
  • Supervision of the contractors performing the electrical, mechanical, cabling and equipment handling works.
  • Liaison with CERN engineering and technical departments for the infrastructure of the computing rooms.
  • Develop and maintain procedures and tools for assuring an up-to-date inventory of deployed assets.
  • Provide and maintain procedures related to the data centre operation for 24/7 operators.
  • Maintain statistics of performed interventions and used resources and produce reports to the management hierarchy.
  • Manage access control requests to the computing rooms.

Higher technical diploma in the field of computing or a related field.

  • Demonstrated experience in the Operations of system or network administration of a large Data Centre.
  • Experience with the technical infrastructure of a Data Centre, with organisation and supervision of the work of contractors and with capacity planning.
  • Some experience in an electrical distribution or in cooling and ventilation or in mechanics would be a strong asset.

Technical competencies:

  • Installation, operation and maintenance (preventive and corrective) of computing systems.
  • Knowledge and deployment of computing hardware: in data centres.
  • Organisation, planning and control: of data centre infrastructure.
  • Use of office software packages: or similar tools.

Behavioural competencies:

  • Working in teams: building and maintaining constructive and effective work relationships; cooperating constructively with others in the pursuit of team goals; balancing personal goals with team goals.
  • Achieving results: delivering high-quality work on time and fulfilling expectations.
  • Demonstrating accountability: working conscientiously and reliably; delivering on promises; taking responsibility for own actions and decisions.
  • Learning and sharing knowledge: sharing knowledge and expertise freely and willingly with others; coaching others to ensure knowledge transfer; keeping up-to-date with developments in own field of expertise and readily absorbing new information.
  • Managing self: taking initiative beyond regular tasks and making things happen.

Language skills:

Spoken and written English or French: ability to understand and speak the other language in routine situations.

Eligibility and closing date:

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization. Employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We welcome applications from all Member States and Associate Member States.

This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than <phone number removed>

Employment Conditions

Contract type: Limited duration contract (5 years). Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.

These functions require:

  • Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.
  • Stand-by duty, when required by the needs of the Organization.

Job grade: 3-4

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