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Senior Data Center Technician

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Xandr’s ad platform has one of the world’s largest collections of digital, film and tv properties. We developed technology that powers the real-time sale and purchase of Digital Advertising. Our platform is engineered to provide one of the fastest, most reliable, and massively scaled advertising systems in the industry.

About the job

This role will be based in Amsterdam with once a month travel to Frankfurt, Germany.

Xandr is looking for a Senior Datacenter Technician who will be responsible for installation, power-up, cabling, repair and maintenance of server and network equipment. Xandr infrastructure consists of 7x24x365 production network. The infrastructure includes Juniper QFX & MX class routers, Juniper EX class switches and Arista 7800 / 7500 / 72xx / 7050 / 7160 class switches. Service delivery infrastructure includes 10000+ Linux servers, NAS storage systems, data warehouse appliances/subsystems and other similar systems in six datacenters across the globe.


Responsibilities:

  • Follow established procedures regarding all aspects of server and network equipment maintenance, installation and removal
  • Assist in creation and documentation of new processes regarding migrations, expansions and aspects of day-to-day activities regarding equipment maintenance, installation and removal
  • Physically install and de-install server and networking equipment, cabling, optics and configurations
  • Work with equipment vendors as required to diagnose and repair faulty equipment
  • Order replacement parts and coordinate/document RMAs
  • Work closely with other support teams to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction
  • Perform maintenance activities as directed through the ticketing system or by senior staff members and teams (some maintenance will occur overnight or on the weekends)
  • Ensure that the configuration database is accurate and up-to-date
  • Ensure that the floor plans are accurate and up-to-date and that we are in compliance to our power allotment
  • Ability to work in a remote data center while managing incoming work flow and prioritizing tasks
  • Take constant inventory of datacenter consumables and order stock as necessary


  • 4 plus years of experience as a Datacenter Technician
  • Excellent ability to read and understand network diagrams
  • Excellent and proven troubleshooting skills with server and network hardware
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ethernet cabling techniques and troubleshooting, including familiarity with EIA/TIA 568A & 568B standards and structured cabling technologies
  • Knowledge of fiber optic technologies and troubleshooting, including single mode and multimode 62.5µm and 50µm and various connector types
  • Server hardware installation and maintenance experience
  • Network device installation and maintenance experience
  • Dell certification, or a minimum of one year of experience installing and repairing rack mount servers in a lights-out datacenter environment
  • Familiarity with AC power cabling (end user experience) – 100-400 VAC, single phase 120 / 208 VAC, three phase 400VAC
  • Strong commitment and drive to deliver high-quality service to all customers, regardless of whether they are internal or external
  • Possess a valid, unencumbered, driver’s license
  • Possess a valid passport
  • Ability to lift and install equipment weighing up to 80 pounds
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally (up to 25-50% of the time).
  • Network administration experience is a plus
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Experience working remotely
  • Bachelor’s degree in CS or MIS is a plus
  • Experience with UNIX/Linux is a plus


Job ID 2109255X Date posted 02/06/2021
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