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Data Center Technician

Microsoft

Microsoft

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Melbourne VIC, Australia
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
As a Microsoft Data Center Technician (DCT), you will stage, set up and perform hardware deployments. In addition, you will also perform troubleshooting and diagnostics on equipment, as well as perform hardware decommissions for simple changes and refreshes following Standard Operating Procedures. This opportunity will allow you to deepen your understanding of Data Center standard processes and procedures, develop mentoring skills while providing guidance to peers, familiarizing yourself with security and data management procedures, and accelerate your career growth in the process.

Microsoft’s Cloud Operations & Innovation (CO+I) is the engine that powers our cloud services. As a CO+I DCT, you will perform a key role in delivering the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft's online services including Bing, Office 365, Xbox, OneDrive, and the Microsoft Azure platform. As a group, CO+I is focused on the personal and professional development of all employees and offers training and growth opportunities including Career Rotation Programs, Diversity & Inclusion training and events, and professional certifications.

Our infrastructure is comprised of a large global portfolio of more than 200 Data Centers in 32 countries and millions of servers. Our foundation is built upon and managed by a team of subject matter experts working to support services for more than 1 billion customers and 20 million businesses in over 90 countries worldwide.

With environmental sustainability and optimization at the forefront of our data center design and operations, we continue to grow and evolve as we meet the ever-changing business demands that hold Microsoft as a world-class cloud provider. Do you want to empower billions across the world? Come and join us in CO+I and be at the forefront of the action!

Responsibilities

The purpose of this role

As a datacenter technician, you will primarily be working on-site to support physical datacenter infrastructure. You will work closely with your team, and play a crucial role in maintaining, installing, troubleshooting and upgrading DC networks through a ticket-based environment.

This is a Melbourne based role.



The Impact You'll Be Making

  • Supporting deployment of on-site datacenter physical infrastructure
  • Installing, replacing, and troubleshooting cables and hardware
  • Handling data bearing devices (ex. Hard drives, solid state drives, etc.)
  • Working within a ticket-based environment
  • Movement of equipment using pallet jacks or other assisted lifting equipment.
  • As required, assisting the Datacenter Inventory and Asset Management Team (DIAT) with shipping/receiving and inventory management to address high work volumes.

Qualifications

What skills do you need to have?

There will be many opportunities for you to learn and grow into this role and Microsoft.

However, to be able to best deliver on the purpose of this role, these are the core skills and experiences you should have on day one:



  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Proven experience supporting IT equipment or related technology
  • Ability to work shifts, including shift assignments during non-standard business hours that may include evening, night-time, weekends, and/or holidays
  • Able to communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders.
  • Proficient in written and oral English communication to support regional and global teams.
  • Desire to learn, grow, and develop new technical skills.

While not required, we also look for the following Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years' experience supporting IT equipment or related technology.
  • Applicable certifications: CompTIA (A+, Server+, Network+), Basic Structure Cabling (BSC).

What next? Even if you feel you may not meet 100% of the criteria, please apply. You may exceed your own expectations, or we may have another opportunity that suits your potential. Our recruitment process is not perfect, but we will try our best to help you feel heard and supported throughout the experience.

Background Check Requirements

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:

  • Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.
  • Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of Australian Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.
  • NV1/2, PV Clearance Assessment: This position may require an enhanced background check conducted through the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.

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