Data Center Engineer

Job title: Data Center Engineer
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: IT
Expertise: Data Center
Salary type: Annual
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Netherlands
Job published: 14/01/2021
Job ID: 36175866

Job Description

Data Center Engineer

We are looking for talented Data Center Engineers for a leading financial company based in Amsterdam.


They have Data Centers based all over the world with their Data Center based n Amsterdam. They believe a well-planned and well-orchestrated cabling and racking infrastructure is just as important as well-engineered trading software.


We are looking for an Engineer who has a drive for improvement and a want to bring new ideas to the table always considering what and why they are doing a particular action. Deep thinking is critical for the role and seeking out new ideas in order to keep the company at a technical advantage.  This is a chance to take ownership of the physical part of our trading infrastructure across multiple data centers and thousands of servers, all the while striving for simplicity and operational excellence.


You will be in charge of maintaining our co-locations and on-site data center, including but not limited to the following:

  • Installing and cabling switches, servers, and appliances in our onsite data center
  • Replacing hard drives/memory/transceivers and other hardware related tasks as required by our server and network teams
  • Getting equipment to and from remote colocations including packing/shipping
  • Facilitating installation of servers and network equipment with smart hands in remote co-locations
  • Managing power and space including monitoring and capacity planning
  • Maintaining a consistent and clean cable management philosophy
  • Managing equipment inventory
  • Assisting with planning moves or new build-outs
  • Build out and maintaining our office infrastructure environment, including our trading floor

Wat are we looking for?

  • Experience working in a modern, large-scale data center
  • Attention to detail and cleanliness
  • Ability to identify basic parts of network equipment – SFPs, line cards, chassis
  • Ability to identify basic parts of servers – memory, network card, hard drives
  • Knowledge of structured cabling systems using cat 5, cat 6, multi-mode and single-mode fiber
  • Strong experience around improving latency and understanding latency from an Engineers perspective
  • Familiarity with both power and communications cabling standards
  • Experience configuring and using cable testers for both fiber and copper to troubleshoot cabling issues
  • An understanding of change control processes
  • Strong documentation and logistics mentality


What’s in it for you?

You will work in an energetic and collaborative work culture with ambitious and talented Data Center colleagues. There is a great salary and excellent benefits (including a very attractive bonus structure, excellent training opportunities, pension, health insurance, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, you will get the support and tools to develop your skills on the job so that you feel empowered to be at your best, both personally and professionally. We also provide relocation assistance.

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Recruitment Consultant

Robert Hourie