computer | Data Center Operations Analyst in Sterling, VA

Data Center Operations Analyst

  • Microsoft
  • $121,560.00 - 170,510.00 / Year *
  • 202 W Laurel Ave
  • Sterling, VA 20164
  • Full-Time
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Microsoft's Cloud Operations & Innovation (CO+I) is the engine that powers our cloud services. As a CO+I Datacenter IT Operations Analyst, you will perform a key role in delivering the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft's online services including Bing, Office 365, Xbox, OneDrive, and the Microsoft Azure platform.



Empower Billions!



Our infrastructure is comprised of a large global portfolio of more than 100 datacenters and 1 million servers. Our foundation is built upon and managed by a team of subject matter experts working to support services for more than 1 billion customers and 20 million businesses in over 90 countries worldwide.



With environmental sustainability and optimization at the forefront of our datacenter design and operations, we continue to grow and evolve as we meet the ever-changing business demands that hold Microsoft as a world-class cloud provider.



Be at the forefront of the action in CO+I as part of our global datacenter operations.



**Responsibilities**



**As a successful Datacenter IT Operations Analyst, your performance objectives include:**



+ Empowering a culture of safety, security, and compliance in all aspect of datacenter activities

+ Building strong working relationships with customers, partners, and suppliers



+ Ensuring alignment of operations and programs to Microsoft's big picture and goals



+ Plan, manage, and communicate end-to-end project plans with stakeholders and teams

+ Overseeing the teams responsible for hardware installation, cabling, power cycles, deployments, and hardware troubleshooting

+ Working with onsite teams to resolve escalations and clear blocking issues to enable continued delivery of datacenter support activities

+ Gather and provide feedback on lessons learned, best practices, and innovations on process/procedures and tools to improve efficiencies and productivity

+ Learn, live, and coach the One Microsoft culture and values. Lead through change by bringing clarity, generating energy, and delivering success



**Qualifications**



**Basic Qualifications:**



+ At least three years of experience working in a 24x7x365 production environment or related experience

+ At least three years of experience supporting IT equipment or related technology

+ Ability to support frequent standing, walking, lifting, and working at heights

+ Valid license to drive standard street-legal automatic transmission vehicles within your datacenter's local jurisdiction

+ **Preferred Qualifications:**

+ College or university degree in Computer Science, Math, Telecommunications, or equivalent work experience

+ Completion of the Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA) program. Achieving this certification can be applied to past work experience.

+ Experience in Microsoft datacenter processes and tooling or related experience

+ Applicable certifications: CompTIA, Microsoft, Network Certifications

+ Basic working knowledge of CE infrastructures (e.g. UPS, Generator, AHU, etc.)

+ Experience operating heavy-load movement equipment (pallet jacks, chassis lifts, etc.)



+ **Flexibility to work non-business hours that may include weekends and/or holidays**



+ Awareness of IT Service Operations fundamentals and principles. (ITIL, MOF, OLA/SLA, CSI, etc.)

+ Project or program management experience and certification(s) (e.g., PMI, etc.)

+ **Understanding or program and process improvement principles (Six Sigma, Kaizen, etc.)**



**Background Check Requirements:**



Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:



+ Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.

+ Candidates must have an active TS and be willing to upgrade to TS/SCI (with polygraph) or have an active TS/SCI and be willing to upgrade to TS/SCI (with polygraph). This role will require candidates to maintain the TS/SCI (with polygraph) clearance.

+ Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.



Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form at .



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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.