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Operations Engineer

Operations Engineer

Location: Dallas,TX     Department: Engineering

Job Number: DR-12449

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Purpose of Position:

Direct day-to-day management of the data center critical infrastructure to include:

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Oversee electrical and mechanical contractor work and operations
  • Perform power distribution, mechanical, electrical, and HVAC startup operations
  • Implement policies and procedures adhering to data center best practices
  • Establish and employ Power plant and Mechanical plant Rounds, Readings, and Log Functions
  • Document and report all problems
  • May perform other duties as assigned
  • Conduct capacity planning management
  • Areas of responsibility include:
    – Critical and emergency power infrastructure
    – Power distribution systems
    – HVAC cooling and cooling distribution systems
    – Facility controls and monitoring systems
    – Cable plant
    – Security and access control systems
  • Optimize all aspects of the Data Center Operations
  • Documents and reports Data Center Operations key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Perform on-call duties in accordance with company procedures

Other Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned
  • Train new employees regarding critical infrastructure as well as Operation’s policies and procedures

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate to all levels (from COO to non-technical staff)
  • Thorough understanding of power, cooling, and space management
  • Willing to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment with the ability to identify potential problems before they happen
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments at one time
  • Full ability and willingness to pull on call duty when assigned, as dictated by the needs of the business

Education and/or Experience:

  • 3+ years’ experience in enterprise class data center operations – preferably in a data center provider/colocation environment
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Working Conditions

Most work is done in an area where normal office noise is present and people are moving around frequently, as well as the normal noise of a data center where machinery is running 24x7x365.



Zayo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Zayo does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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