Data Center Production Operations Engineer

Data Center Production Operations Engineer
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Odense, Denmark
Meta is seeking a forward-thinking experienced Engineer to join the Production Operations Engineering team within Infra Data Centers. Our data centers, and the hundreds of thousands of servers installed in them, are the foundation upon which our rapidly scaling infrastructure efficiently operates and upon which our innovative services are delivered. Meta is at the leading edge of the global data center industry both in terms of how data centers are designed and operated. This person should enjoy working in a fast paced, technical environment where adaptability and flexibility will be key to their success. We seek an IT professional with advanced, hands-on technical skills in server hardware and Linux (ideally in a Data Center environment). Having extensive knowledge of server administration and performing on complex projects in a large-scale distributed data center 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: Hardware, OS repair, Tooling and Automation and Project Management.
Data Center Production Operations Engineer Responsibilities
  • Perform deep dives and analysis of complex technical issues within the data center, ranging from automated tooling to hardware failures and network issues.
  • Work as a subject matter expert with cross functional teams on large scale data center projects and initiatives.
  • Provide cross data center support and identify potentially larger issues, displaying effective communication when something is identified.
  • Work with internal hardware teams and vendors to help drive complex technical issues to resolution, provide an ownership stake in ensuring high quality levels of hardware, and influence future design to ensure ease of serviceability.
  • Ability to solve issues at scale using scripting, automation and tooling
  • Use data analytics to drive maximum server fleet up-time and utilization rates by understanding hardware failure rates and SLAs to customers. Identify trends and systemic issues in the fleet and drive resolution.
  • Coach/Mentor team members to evaluate and identify better ways to resolve issues and define updates to tools and processes.
  • Provide mentorship and be the go-to technical resource for management.
  • Build cross functional relationships and have the ability to influence policies and procedures to improve global data center operations.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation.
Minimum Qualifications
  • 5+ years of technical IT experience within an infrastructure environment, in a role such as system administrator, dev/ops engineer, or SRE (Site Reliability Engineer)
  • Experience using Linux to support hardware systems in a complex IT environment.
  • Hands on experience and knowledge of hardware systems and components.
  • Time and project management experience
  • Knowledge of enterprise level networking and storage platforms.
  • Ability to triage, debug, troubleshoot complex systemic issues in a Linux server environment.
  • BS, BA or BEng in technical field or commensurate experience.
  • Experience managing multiple technical issues concurrently
  • Knowledge of the interdependencies of data center functions and technologies including electrical, cooling, structured cabling, security, network and server systems.
  • Solid oral and written communication skills. English as a working language.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in providing technical guidance to external vendors.
  • Experience in debugging, modifying and developing in commonly used scripting or programming languages including Bash, PHP, Python, SQL, or Perl.
  • Knowledge of out-of-band/lights-out server communication methods, such as IPMI and serial console.
  • Experience in a large-scale data center environment.
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