Data Center Analyst

Connecticut, United States
Wednesday, 27 January 2021
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 27 March 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

Yale is committed to improving the world today and for future generations through outstanding research and scholarship, education, preservation, and practice. Yale educates aspiring leaders worldwide who serve all sectors of society. No matter where you work in Yale University you are making an impact. As an entry level professional you will be taking on a key role with one of our business units to work on the technology that is solving our most challenging problems and changing the way the world thinks.

The IT Associate 1 is an entry level career opportunity that provides the ability to develop and build the technical and professional skills needed to contribute to Yale’s continued dedication to expanding and sharing knowledge, inspiring innovation, and preserving cultural and scientific information for future generations.

This position works to gain and expand the core experienced individual with a passion for producing results in a complex and fast paced computing environment. This position will focus on driving process efficiencies derived from ITIL framework-based analysis of existing processes and monitored events. The incumbent will be responsible for assisting in defining, implementing, and leading continuous process improvement techniques for the ITS - Data Center/Telecommunications Infrastructure and Operations Management teams. This individual will learn and be willing to perform daily activities with minimal guidance and perform most technical activities within the IT spaces including commissioning and decommissioning of IT equipment and a quick learner of power and cooling systems.

During the first year, the incumbent should expect to:

  • Learn and demonstrate introductory level of managing IT spaces from a facilities area.
  • Learn and demonstrate introductory level of Data Center Infrastructure Systems.
  • Learn and demonstrate introductory level of Yale’s infrastructure services, such as Network, Servers, Power Systems, Cooling systems, Fire suppression systems in an IT Data Center Environment.
  • Learn and assist in Data Center and Telecommunications IT environments of new Facilities Infrastructure upgrades and renovations.
  • Triage and prioritize incoming support requests through Service Now.
  • Respond to user IT requests and requests through Service Now.
  • Learn and demonstrate introductory level of Power Systems and Cooling Systems.

Essential Duties

  1. Works closely with experienced staff to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to become proficient in area(s) of specialization. Takes initiative to increase understanding of all job-related areas.
  2. Assists in applying principals and methods of the functional area to problems in technical areas to arrive at viable solutions.
  3. Perform analysis, design, implementation and maintenance activities within area(s) of focus
  4. Troubleshoot processes, issues and errors.
  5. Participate in projects that solve business requirements.
  6. Explore and propose creative information technology solutions to business problems.
  7. Pursues opportunities for efficiencies and/or to achieve cost reduction.
  8. Work with business and technical partners to resolve business issues and respond to ad hoc requests.
  9. Ensure all work is in compliance with Yale University and Information Technology policies, procedures, guidelines and regulatory requirements.
  10. Complete additional assignments as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and no experience necessary or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Passion for a career in information technology.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Strong technical abilities.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Strong in oral and written communications, analytics and problem solving.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Ability to define problems, identify solutions and follow through to completion.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Drive and initiative to go above and beyond to achieve goals while collaborating in a team environment.

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Background Check Requirements

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Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

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