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Join Date: March 17, 2003
Location: Cashburn
April 15, 2005, 09:19 AM

My company Equinix, in Ashburn VA. Is looking to fill a couple postions for Network Techs to work in our 140,000sq ft. Data Center. It's a pretty cool job, with a pretty cool schedule. Most of the stuff we do is Physical Layer related. We provide connectivity between Carrier and Customer. We do custom customer installs as well. Here is a description below.


Installation, termination, testing and labeling of all cross-connects (cat5, coax, fiber) in the IBX.
Moving and installation of cabinets and relay racks.
Troubleshooting circuits with use of BERT equipment.
Perform remote hand services for customers.
Hardware installation including: shelves, power strips, rails, cable management, and customer equipment.
Report current status via the ticketing system, shift reports, and email.
On call via pager during unscheduled days or shift times for emergency scheduling requirements.
Manage multiple concurrent interdisciplinary projects and ability to work in a team.
Provide training for in-house technical staff and develop standard operating procedures for network operation. Maintain accurate records and document all problems.
Exhibit quality workmanship on all work and maintain collocation space cleanliness.


Extensive knowledge of telco technologies, systems, and circuits.
Data center skills such as installing/moving equipment and cabling on a large-scale basis.
Extensive experience working with various networking hardware such as multiplexers, routers, and switches.
Knowledge of common network protocols such as TCP/IP.
Experience with fault isolating and troubleshooting networks including LAN and WAN.
Familiarity with configuring networking equipment such as routers, switches, and hubs.
Operational experience with data communication issues, including security, resource management, capacity planning, monitoring, and performance.
Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and priorities.
Excellent written and spoken interpersonal communication skills.
Understanding of test equipment (i.e. Bert testing, cable analyzers, Sniffer)
Ability to lift 60 - 75 lbs
Must be able to successfully complete company background check as well as U.S. Government and/or other specific background screenings as required per assignment


The pay is decent.....Good Luck

El Zee
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