Background should be from Data Center Engineering and Design. Can be from Telco, enterprise, financial, etc…
The top skills this person should be efficient in are:
Datacenter planning design
Familiarity with commonly used Data center materials and equipment for physical plant engineering
Bill of Material and quote development
Familiarity with Cold Aisle Containment engineering and design
Some Project Management in relation to Data Center deployments
Adept with Microsoft suite of applications
AutoCAD a plus
This is a second level position in the engineering department. The engineer in this position should have a wealth of experience engineering/installing datacenter equipment. The engineer will typically take on the more complex work and pull all aspects of a job together into a cohesive package. This would include the complete engineering of data centers including, but not limited to, infrastructure, overhead and underfloor racking, cabinets, network and server equipment, cable distribution, power (AC or DC), Cold Aisle Containment solutions, etc.
High School diploma is necessary. Some college or technical school a plus. At least 3 years engineering experience or equivalent field experience in a data center environment
BICSI certifications a plus, but not necessary
An advanced understanding of various software packages including MS Word, spreadsheet/database programs such as MS Excel, MS Access
Must be able to handle multiple tasks and priorities and must be able to consistently work under and meet strict deadlines.
Must possess good verbal, and written communication skills.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex of documents, including technical specifications, white papers, data center drawings and documents.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to write engineering specifications.