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Capacity Engineer Associate

 

Capacity Engineer Associate

  • JR-132147
  • Frankfurt
  • Operations
  • Full time
Capacity Engineer Associate

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 245+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.

We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of 10,000+ companies, including 2,000+ networks and 3,000 cloud and IT service providers in 32 countries spanning six continents. 

Joining our operations team means that you will be at the forefront of all we do, maintaining critical facilities infrastructure as part of a close-knit team delivering best-in-class service to our data center customers. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment. that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.

Job Summary

The Capacity Planning Associate resolves routine data management and drawings for installations within a limited scope.

Responsibilities

Space Planning & Design

  • Creates standard Cage-Cabinet design options that respond to moderate customer requirements, Equinix requirements and physical site constraints

  • Prepares notional Cage-Cabinet layouts, area calculations and diagrams for each individual standard data center within a limited scope                                 

  • Enhance space utilization to develop the best design solution for the IBX and the customer


Engineering

  • Utilizes developed knowledge of electrical/mechanical infrastructure to notionally attribute standard Cage-Cabinet designs against IBX infrastructure

  • Produces sample solutions for validation by more senior members


Problem Solving

  • Recognizes standard, cross-functional issues that span multiple groups and knows to whom to escalate


Data & Drawing Management

  • Works under supervision in discrepancy of documentations of added/modified infrastructure in facilities and any standard installation of customer cages within a limited scope

  • Ensures that AutoCAD entry level drawings and capacity systems represent what is installed at the site

  • Works under supervision with site teams to ensure data and CAD drawings accurately reflect the site installations

  • Provides support to maintain the integrity of the capacity inventory data

  • Provides support to create spatial layouts within a limited scope


Collaboration

  • Works with immediate team members and may have external collaboration with assistants of more senior team members

  • Coordinates with various departments for the monthly reporting of capacity trends, availability and accuracy of records for the site

  • Answers standard inventory-related questions from cross-functional departments

  • Where planning decisions are in dispute between sales and operational needs, the engineer is expected to identify them


Capacity Feasibility & Optimization

  • Works with Senior Capacity Engineers and/or site engineers to identify power and cooling limitations

  • Acts as at the first point of contact for the CFR process to ensure that space is being assigned maximizes the value of our data centers by optimizing the efficiency of our space within a limited scope

Qualifications

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience

  • Accomplishment to work an integrate in a diverse team where people appreciate and support each other

  • Ability to learn and use tools for spatial imagination (ideally basic AutoCAD experience)

  • Driver to understand the background and consequences of actions in a bigger picture

  • Motivation to directly engage with different stakeholders  

  • Identify, analyse, prioritize and solve challenges where different stakeholder needs are competing

  • Above all, a great willingness to learn more and grow in this role and as a person

  • Good German languages skills

  • Good English language communication and writing skills

  • Basic understanding of the data center business & technical structure preferred

  • Basic knowledge to handle databases & CRM software

  • Ideally knowledge in agile working & agile working tools (optimally Jira)

  • Ideally Basic knowledge/interest in CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics)

  • Knowledge and experience how to work with excel, PowerPoint and outlook

Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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