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DigitalOcean // cloud infrastructure management
Engineering, Full Time    Frankfurt - Germany    Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2020
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Have you ever wondered what happens inside the cloud?

Based in New York, DigitalOcean is a dynamic, high-growth technology company that serves a robust & passionate community of developers around the world. Our mission is to simplify cloud computing for every developer. We are working on solving some of the most challenging & interesting technology projects around, on a scale unmatched by few companies.

We want people who are passionate about building features that you & your peers will love.

At DigitalOcean, Data Center Engineers play a massive role in the success of our business. Our amazing Data Center team is responsible for maintaining & growing the physical infrastructure of the DigitalOcean cloud, past, present & future. They own everything related to the physical servers & networking gear that enables our company, & our customers to scale.

Day to day duties may include everything from replacing a faulty drive in one of our servers, to flying overseas to set up a brand new Data Center from scratch. In exchange for your expertise & enthusiastic interest in DigitalOcean, we can offer you a role on a fast growing, & collaborative team where you'll be given regular opportunities to hone your skills & learn new ones.

What You'll Be Working On:

  • Deploying & maintaining Data Center infrastructure
  • Racking, stacking & wiring servers, power distribution units, & switches
  • Installing servers, switches, routers, & storage hardware
  • Submitting warranty replacement requests to equipment manufacturers; shipping & receiving gear to & from remote locations & vendors
  • Submitting & tracking remote work requests & managing server & component inventory
  • Diagnosing & repairing hardware & performing upgrades, integrations, rebuilds & other projects as needed
  • Debugging network, hardware, & Linux OS related issues

What Well Expect From You:

  • Hands on experience with servers, hardware, & networking equipment.
  • 1 year of data center center experience where you worked with physical servers
  • Basic proficiency with Linux OS (working in terminal sessions or command line)
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills, a collaborative nature & a friendly can-do attitude
  • Solid troubleshooting skills in networking, hardware, & Linux OS related issues
  • A strong desire & aptitude for solving problems & performing deep technical dives to resolve issues quickly & efficiently
  • Willingness to participate in an on-call rotation
  • A valid drivers license (must be comfortable with driving)
  • Ability to travel & work across Europe (10% - 15% travel) along with some international travel to the USA & Asia.
  • Ability to be on your feet all day
  • Ability to lift objects up to 50 lbs (23kgs)
  • Excellent written & spoken English; ability to speak German a strong plus.

Why Youll Like Working for DigitalOcean:

  • We have amazing people. We can promise you will work with some of the smartest & most interesting people in the industry. We work hard but we always have fun doing it. We care deeply about each other & take our no jerks rule very seriously.
  • We value development. We are a high-performance organization that is always challenging ourselves to continuously grow. That means we maintain a growth mindset in everything we do & invest deeply in employee development. Youll need to be great to get hired here & we promise youll get even better.
  • We care about you. We offer a monthly gym reimbursement to support your physical health.
  • We invest in your future. We provide all employees with reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, & education.
  • We value diversity & inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer & we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Department: Infrastructure

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