Microsoft Corporation CE Instrumentation Technician in West Des Moines, Iowa

Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure and Operations (MCIO) is the engine that powers Microsoft's cloud services. The team is responsible for designing, building and operating our unified global datacenters; managing the demand planning and capacity utilization of our unified infrastructure; and responsible for all of the operations needed to run the physical infrastructure (including supply chain, hardware, power, security, and workflow teams). We focus on smart growth with an emphasis on automation, data driven engineering, cost-effectiveness and environmental sustainability.

We deliver the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft's over 200 online businesses including Bing, MSN, Office 365, Xbox Live, Skype, OneDrive and the Microsoft Azure platform. Our infrastructure is comprised of a large global portfolio of more than 100 datacenters and 1 million servers. Our portfolio is built and managed by a team of subject matter experts working 24x7x365 to support services for more than 1 billion customers and 20 million businesses in over 90 countries worldwide.

At the forefront of the action in MCIO is our Datacenter Operations Group!

Responsibilities

In the Critical Environments (CE) Instrumentation Technician role, you will have an opportunity to work alongside a dynamic team of industry professionals across the Information Technology (IT) and CE spectrum, to directly support and maintain the monitoring and control systems supporting 24x7x365 mission-critical Datacenters (DC). You will be the technical authority for these control systems and their impacts to critical electrical distribution and mechanical infrastructures for sites in your DC campus. From operating and maintaining these systems directly, to managing the servers and networks supporting these systems, you will be a steward of vital infrastructure ranging from a single large capacity facility, to several smaller ones -- all built using cutting edge datacenter-industry designs and equipment!

Excellent customer service, interpersonal awareness, and communication skills will be pivotal in bringing your project management and technical abilities to life, supporting Microsoft’s future success!

Qualifications

REQUIRED - Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:

  • 2+ Years’ experience operating Electrical Power Monitoring Systems (EPMS) and/or Branch Circuit Monitoring (BCM) and/or Building Automation Systems (BAS), and/or Battery Monitoring Systems (BMS)

  • 2+ Years’ experience operating within mission-critical, 24x7x365 facilities or equivalently complex electrical and building infrastructures

Preferred - Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:

  • Strong working knowledge of physical IT infrastructures (e.g. Servers, SANs, Networking, etc.)

  • Strong experience with the operation and maintenance of building electrical systems (Power distribution, lighting, grounding, fire alarm, security, life safety, and controls systems)

  • Knowledge of construction techniques, terminology, and documentation (Ability to interpret blueprints, electrical one-lines, construction drawings etc.)

  • Bachelor degree or applicable experience in Electrical, Industrial, or Process Engineering

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 https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest .

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