Datacenter Operations Technician
Facebook - Prineville, OR

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Facebook is seeking a forward thinking experienced engineer to join the Site Operations Team. This position is full-time and will be based in Prineville, Oregon.

We seek an IT professional with advanced hands-on technical skills in Networks, Server Hardware and Linux (Ideally in a Data Center environment). Having depth and breadth knowledge of managing servers in a large scale distributed environment is a core competency of this individual.

The candidate should also have deep knowledge and experience in at least one of the following core areas: Networking, Project Management, Tool and Automation, Hardware and OS repair
  • Understand, troubleshoot, and fix broken servers/Linux OS related issues on server.
  • Work in teams to deploy new data center infrastructure.
  • Install new servers, design rack layout and power allocation.
  • Help test and troubleshoot new server hardware components and designs.
  • Drive specifications for tools that facilitate administration of servers spanning multiple data centers, to include automation and streamlining of processes
  • Help to develop global standards and promote best practices in data center operations
  • Assist in tracking data center issues and keeping Facebook servers alive and serving
  • Introduce process improvements and encourage best practices in data center operations
  • Predict data center growth and scaling issues before they occur and implement solutions
  • Provide cross-functional communication with other technical operations groups.
  • BS or BA in technical field or commensurate experience
  • Solid industrial experience working with Linux (Red Hat/CentOS, SUSE, Ubuntu, Debian, Gentoo), or Unix (Solaris, FreeBSD, OSX).
  • Solid Python, SQL and/or shell scripting knowledge
  • Hands on experience with routers and managed switches (inc. Cisco).
  • Experience supervising, training, mentoring, and leading other technicians.
  • Comfortable with Linux and hardware systems support in an Internet operations environment.
  • Should be experienced in large scale data center hardware deployments and building scaling infrastructure.
  • Should have a solid understanding of enterprise level networking and storage equipment installs.
  • Should have an understanding of out-of-band/lights-out server communication methods, such as IPMI and serial console.
  • Competency in bash, php, python, or perl scripting is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must possess excellent time and project management skills.
  • Able to lift/move 20-30 lbs equipment on a daily basis.

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