Data Center Facilities Engineer - 1037La Mirada, CAThe Position:Reporting to the Manager, Infrastructure & Facilities, The Data Center Facilities Engineer will provide support for the design, acquisition, installation and maintenance of telecommunications fiber and colocation facilities. The Infrastructure and Facilities Engineer will work with current and future Associates and with staff to identify viable solutions for network connectivity.In this role you will oversee permitting, vendors, fiber cable, electrical lines, etc. to ensure the best data center environment holding vendors, recommending changes as needed, and overseeing the entire project.Experience with GIS, Google Earth, Visio, or CAD is a huge plus.SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:Fiber Systems Planning and Design:Assist the Manager in developing alternatives for new fiber optic routes and designs to support Associate's requests and other initiatives, including potential designs.Assist the Manager, staff, and colocation providers in the analysis of colocation space and power capacity for possible future needs.Work with contractors and customers on the design of fiber optic cabling systems, including fiber optic characterization requirements.Review vendor proposals.Implementation Support:Work with staff and collocation providers on ordering and implementing colocation space and power to support project requirements.Develop implementation plans for customer connections.Manage implementation tasks, including coordination with operations and Core engineers, commercial carriers, and other service providers on the installation, testing and/or acceptance of infrastructure or services as necessary.Manage contractor and service provider performance of fiber provisioning projects, including change order management.Fiber and Facilities Operations:Obtain and/or assist in the development of documentation, including as-built documentation.Assist the Manager in the development of proposals to management on network designs, services, policies, and procedures.Provide technical information, guidance, and training to other staff as required.Monitor and analyze network facility utilization for planning and network design purposes.Assist the Manager in the development of an overall network facilities long-term plan.Maintain a comprehensive and accurate database of network facility utilization.Perform other duties as assigned. REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCEMust have a working understanding of both Coarse Wave Division Multiplexing (CWDM) and Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) optical technologies.Must be familiar with industry standards for the installation and maintenance of fiber optic cabling.Must be familiar with GIS systems and their use in mapping telecommunications routes.Must have a working understanding of facilities drawings associated with colocation space and power design and provisioning.Excellent oral and written communications skills.Strong commitment to customer service.Experience with testing of telecommunications circuits with speeds up to 10GE is highly desirable.Ability to specify and interpret fiber optic cable acceptance tests and test results, including power meter readings and OTDR traces are highly desirable.Knowledge of and ability to design with -48VDC power wiring in addition to AC power is highly desirable.Familiarity with outside plant construction practices highly desirable; familiarity with communications system construction in the public right of way a plus.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Sitting, standing, walking.Work at the computer for extended periods.Lift and carry packages of up to 20 lbs.Occasional overnight travel may be required to a facility in Northern California.
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