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Data Centre Engineer At Adexen

Date Posted: 17/Dec/2013
Deadline: Not Specified


Adexen is mandated by a new start-up Data Centre company in Nigeria  to recruit 2 Data Centre Engineers.


Our Client is a new start-up Data Centre company in Nigeria. The company offer an integrated solution centre to provide Co-location data hosting services to telecommunication companies, banks, internet service providers and other companies within Nigeria.


Job description

The aim of this role is to monitor data centre Operations, maintenance and facilities management. The main duties of the post will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Establish performance benchmarks, conduct analyses, and prepare reports on all aspects of the critical facility operations and maintenance.
  • Work with data centre managers, data centre lead and other business leaders to coordinate projects, manage capacity, and optimize plant safety, performance, reliability and efficiency.
  • Operate and manage both routine and emergency services on a variety of critical systems such as: switchboards, ATS, STS, generators, UPS systems, power distribution equipment, condensing units, building monitoring systems, etc.
  • Assist in the design and build out of new facilities.
  • Possess strong awareness of current and emerging data centre industry standards including TIA/EIA, BICSI, Uptime Institute, Green grid and NFPA as well as related vendors and technologies.
  • Exceptional ability to manage multiple projects concurrently with superior ability to respond proactively to data centre emergencies
  • Assist in projects to increase current Rack Centre facility’s efficiency.
  • Responsible for asset and inventory management.
  • Ensure a stable operating environment (power, air-conditioning and physical security in the Data Centre
  • Provide data centre access control management in line with defined change management procedures and data centre access control policy.
  • Ensure all operations and implementation activities in the Data Centre are executed professionally and in compliance with approved changes.
  • Extensive experience in a large commercial enterprise in the networks area.
  • Sound Working knowledge of Infrastructure, including x86 hardware, storage area networking and servers.
  • Experience of working in a multi-data centre environments and associated network requirements.
  • Strong ‘hands on’ experience of performance analysis and resolution.
  • Experience and understanding of data centre infrastructure and migration practices.
  • Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented environment.
  • Deliver quality service and ensure all customer demands are fulfilled.
  • Works with internal and external stakeholders to assure a smooth in-take of DC co-location projects while assuring priorities across the various parties are in synch.

Key Internal Interfaces

  • Configuration Analyst
  • Facilities Management team
  • Technology Architecture
  • NOC team

Key External Interfaces

  • Key Equipment Suppliers
  • Maintenance contractors
  • IT Infrastructure Companies
  • RC Chanel Partners


The ideal candidates will have the following profile/attributes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer or electrical/electronic engineering or relevant experience in data centre environment.
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize in complex, fast-paced environment.
  • 2+ years of Data Centre Engineering Experience
  • 3+ years of Data Centre Management Experience
  • Fundamental knowledge of network design and layout as well as low voltage (copper/ fibre) cabling management

The candidate must have:

  • A strong commitment to high standards and quality service.
  • A high level of integrity and ethical behaviour – sets a good example.
  • Good communication skills – oral, written, IT and presentation.
  • Be highly motivated and performance orientated.
  • Commitment to development of team talent. Hands-on, performance oriented, practical and pragmatic, with a proven ability to “get the job done”.
  • Proven A1+ physical health is a must. Strong work ethic, endurance and ability to work long hours under challenging operating conditions.
  • Proven “staying record” – no job hopping.


 An attractive package.


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