Data Center Job at Amazon, Phoenix, AZ

  • Amazon
  • Phoenix, AZ

Job Description


As a Data Center Technician, you are a primary resolver for your support team, and are skilled at troubleshooting hardware based problems. You are able to troubleshoot and solve a range of datacenter infrastructure issues including, but not limited to: hardware, fiber, networking, and related problems. With increased knowledge and experience you become an escalation point for junior technicians and become responsible for creating and maintaining documentation on technologies you support. Issues are escalated to the appropriate resolver groups when necessary. You understand common IT principles like computer architecture and the OSI model and are able to apply them to finding solutions to problems. You know how to innovate and make decisions on his/her own, but also know how to take direction when it is given, paying attention to all details involved.

You are able to execute small projects on your own and work with your manager in planning and executing larger local projects. You act as an escalation point for junior technicians. You understand all aspects of the equipment you support. Shift work is required. This position will fill an opening at one of multiple separate sites. This position may involve a night shift.

This position requires that the candidate selected be a US Citizen and currently possess and maintain an active Top Secret security clearance.

AWS Infrastructure Services owns the design, planning, delivery, and operation of all AWS global infrastructure. In other words, we’re the people who keep the cloud running. We support all AWS data centers and all of the servers, storage, networking, power, and cooling equipment that ensure our customers have continual access to the innovation they rely on. We work on the most challenging problems, with thousands of variables impacting the supply chain – and we’re looking for talented people who want to help.

You’ll join a diverse team of software, hardware, and network engineers, supply chain specialists, security experts, operations managers, and other vital roles. You’ll collaborate with people across AWS to help us deliver the highest standards for safety and security while providing seemingly infinite capacity at the lowest possible cost for our customers. And you’ll experience an inclusive culture that welcomes bold ideas and empowers you to own them to completion.

About the team


Amazon Web Services ( AWS ) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. We pioneered cloud computing and never stopped innovating – that’s why customers from the most successful startups to Global 500 companies trust our robust suite of products and services to power their businesses.

Diverse Experiences

Amazon values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the preferred qualifications and skills listed in the , we encourage candidates to apply. If your career is just starting, hasn’t followed a traditional path, or includes alternative experiences, don’t let it stop you from applying.

Work/Life Balance

We value work-life harmony. Achieving success at work should never come at the expense of sacrifices at home, which is why we strive for flexibility as part of our working culture. When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, there’s nothing we can’t achieve in the cloud.

Inclusive Team Culture

Here at AWS , it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Our employee-led affinity groups foster a culture of inclusion that empower us to be proud of our differences. Ongoing events and learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity ( CORE ) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences, inspire us to never stop embracing our uniqueness.

Mentorship and Career Growth

We’re continuously raising our performance bar as we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer. That’s why you’ll find endless knowledge-sharing, mentorship and other career-advancing resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Phoenix, AZ, USA

Basic Qualifications

- Current, active US Government Security Clearance of Top Secret or above

- 2+ years of experience with server hardware

- 1+ years of experience with UNIX /Linux operating systems

Preferred Qualifications

- – Hands-on experience with one or more of the follow hardware platforms (e.g. Dell, HP) is a plus.

- – Networking experience with CCNA and/or Network+ certifications is a plus.

- – Previous experience working in a Data Center environment (racking & stacking gear, cable management, hot & cold aisle containment).

- – Education: Associate’s degree in IT-related field plus two years of progressively responsible experience preferred.

- – Ability to lift up to 40lbs and worked in a cramped and/or elevated environment. Familiarity with: · *IT Hardware and concepts · – RAID , SAN , x86 Architecture, SCSI · *Linux Administration · – Command Line Interface · – Boot Process · – GRUB / LILO · – File Systems · – Network device and protocol configuration · – Directory Structure · – Performance Management/Troubleshooting · – Base Operating System Install · – Scripting: Perl, Python, Bash · – Core OS Services: ssh, telnet, ftp, nfs, dns, dhcp, samba, ldap, cvs · *Networking · – Protocols · – OSI Model · – Copper and Fiber Optic Testing and Cabling Standards.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

Job Tags

Local area, Shift work,

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