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Data Center Capacity Engineer

 

Data Center Capacity Engineer

  • JR-126612
  • Remote
  • Nuevo León
  • Operations
  • Full time
Data Center Capacity Engineer

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ 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+ consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 companies, including 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and IT service providers in over 26 countries spanning five 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 Engineer Staff is a seasoned experienced professional with a full understanding of data management, design and design drawings for installations within a diverse scope. Collaborates with others to maintain data consistency and integrity.


Responsibilities

Space Planning & Design

  • Creates various/experienced Cage-Cabinet design options that respond to customer requirements, Equinix Requirements and physical site constraints within a diverse scope

  • Prepares notional Cage-Cabinet layouts, area calculations and diagrams for each individual data center and specializes in more complex, larger sites

  • Maximizes space utilization to develop the best design solution for the Data Center and the customer.                      

  • Acts as a mentor to more junior members

Engineering

  • Utilizes experienced knowledge of electrical/mechanical infrastructure to notionally attribute complex Cage-Cabinet designs against Data Center infrastructure within a diverse scope

  • Participates in high-density review cases, seeking opinions of SME's or local sites where required

  • Performs the validation and updating of Data Center infrastructure data within capacity systems in a diverse scope

  • Identifies issues or constraints in infrastructure capacity and may prepare notional solutions for review by management

  • Acts as a mentor to more junior members


Problem Solving

  • Solves various/complex, cross-functional issues that span multiple groups

  • Uses experienced skills to identify and understand underlying issues

  • Understands when and to whom to escalate, but tries to solve problem first


Data & Drawing Management

  • Works with site operations to address discrepancies with documentation of facility infrastructure and installation of customer cages

  • Ensures that AutoCAD drawings and capacity systems correctly represent existing status of the IBX

  • Identifies and makes corrections as necessary

  • Identifies and leads the investigation of experienced data issues without support

  • Produces drawings and space plans for use by Sales, Site Operation and other teams

  • Creates diverse spatial layouts of each customer cage which are used by the other capacity teams for their reviews, and by the Sales Engineers and site teams for customer installations

  • Drawing and inventory preparation, which may be reviewed by manager

  • Creates numbering plans for new sites, compiling inventory list, and preparing the drawings files used to track assignments

  • Compiles as-built underground utility drawings as required to create a comprehensive record drawing for each site within a diverse scope


Collaboration

  • Collaborates with various teams to identify any power/cooling issues that affect space capacity

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

  • Ability to engage and gather input from appropriate stakeholders to reach the right solution for the company and the customer within a diverse scope

  • Where planning decisions are in dispute between sales and operational needs, the engineer is expected to escalate to the right level

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


Capacity Feasibility & Optimization

  • Works with Capacity and/or site engineers to identify power and cooling limitations, discuss potential modifications, and develop experienced solutioning

  • Acts as 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 diverse scope


Qualifications

  • Experience reading and editing AutoCAD drawings

  • 5+ years experience preferred

  • Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering preferred

We offer Medical, TeleMedicine, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D insurance, 401K, Leave of absence & disability benefits, paid time off & holidays and more.

For CO residents: In accordance with Colorado State Law (https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb19-085) the salary range for this role is $77K – $108K per year with 15% bonus target.

At Equinix, we’re tasked with leading in the communities we serve — and doing our part to help keep our communities and our teams safe. Our #IamSafeIBelongIMatter culture transcends and informs all we do. In alignment with our culture, Equinix has implemented a vaccine or test policy that requires employees to show proof of full vaccination or get tested regularly to work onsite in an IBX or office.

Equinix is committed to ensuring that our employment process is open to all individuals, including those with a disability.  If you need assistance in applying for an open position, you may send an email to Staffing@equinix.com.  Please provide your contact information and let us know how we can assist you.

Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, 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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