Leidos currently has an opening for a Installation Engineer to support data center operations located at the VA-AITC facility. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping the IOSS mission in supporting the mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Information & Technology (OI&T), Information Technology (IT) Operations and Services (ITOPS), Infrastructure Operations (IO). This position will support certain functions at the AITC facility, such as network cabling and the racking/stacking of IT equipment.
Must have prior experience in installing copper/fiber cabling (including terminating) and racking/stacking IT equipment in a data center environment.
- Works under the direction of the VA PM to achieve day-to-day objectives with significant impact on operational results and/or project objectives.
- Responsible for project tasks as assigned within the technical area.
- Responsible for following VA process and procedures within the technical area.
- Executes deployment or decommissioning of simple and complex IT systems and network hardware.
- Efficiently troubleshoot connectivity issues in the data center and/or to telecommunication rooms.
- Document/confirm the current environment and configuration.
- Prepare correspondence, memoranda, reports and related documents as required by ITOPS IO standards or other directives provided by the Government COR/VA PM.
- Prepare reports required for tracking progress as required.
- Adhere to task order specifications and established policies and procedures by reporting any noted discrepancies to the COR, Government VA PM, or management.
- Produce high quality technical documents (technical writing skills).
- Experience with use of ticketing system, such as Service Now.
- Work with various groups – facility groups, IT professionals, project managers and the VA client
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, electronics engineering or other engineering or technical discipline.
- 5 years of experience.
- 8 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education.
- Must be able to lift and/or move objects 10-50 lbs.; occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing more than 100 lbs.
- Must be able to install IT equipment (servers, storage, switches, etc.) into enclosed cabinets.
- Must be able to pull Ethernet and fiber cables, both overhead and under a raised floor.
- Frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
- Must be able to climb and balance (stairs, ladders, scaffolds, etc.).
- Specific vision abilities required – close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust/focus.
- Ability to obtain Public Trust clearance.
- Must be a US citizen.
- Experience using Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
- Experience using Service Now ticketing system
- Experience in a large data center environment
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
External Referral Bonus $:2000
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Public Trust
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Systems Administration
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 40,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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