Datacenter Technician

Company Description

Verizon Digital Media Services brings together world-class technology to prepare, deliver and display content — so users can watch and enjoy on their terms. The purpose of our platform is simple. It delivers next-generation digital experiences for today’s demanding users, whether it be their favorite TV shows, catching up with friends via social media or shopping for the latest gadgets. Built on top of one of the world’s largest networks, our platform easily handles your users’ appetite for instant, secure and always-on media, anytime, anywhere.

Job Description

Verizon Digital Media Services is looking for a Datacenter Technician who can help grow and maintain our datacenter footprint, operational processes and maintenance bandwidth. Based in our Playa Vista office, this person will help facilitate all aspects of our datacenter implementation, migration and deployment across our US datacenters.



  • Assist in the overall coordination and execution of our datacenter operations
  • Rack and stack of all Dell and HP server types
  • Perform operational tasks associated with datacenter implementation, migration and deployments utilizing remote-hands
  • Identify areas for process and efficiency improvement within datacenter operations; recommend solutions and assist in overseeing implementation
  • Ensure all necessary operational processes and procedures are carried out with a high level of attention to detail, expediency and on-time delivery
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of network and datacenter diagrams and detailed site documentation
  • Coordinate with appropriate vendors for equipment purchasing, shipping, RMA’s, etc
  • Monitor datacenter capacity and provide analytics & forecasts for added or reduced capacity as required
  • Generate appropriate reports on datacenter metrics for management
  • Travel on an as-needed basis both domestically and internationally to accomplish on-site maintenance

  • University degree preferred
  • Datacenter operations experience
  • Thorough understanding of TCP/IP and ability to manage servers and direct contract personnel remotely
  • Experience working with servers and network technologies
  • Must possess strong documentation skills
  • Experience using an operational ticketing system to record changes and work history details
  • Must be able to communicate with precision and clarity with remote-hands technicians over the phone to execute datacenter deployment plans accurately
  • Expert cabling techniques -- ability to cable very dense server cabinets neatly and cleanly without cable managment
  • Previous experience with a CDN is highly preferred
  • Valid passport

Additional Information

EEO/AA Women, Minorities, Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities Employer: AOL offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including 401(k) match and performance bonus. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or other protected category.

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