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Digital Realty


Data Center Design Engineer

  43940 digital loudoun plaza building g, Northern Virginia

Position Title: Data Center Design Engineer

Location: Open to hiring in Ashburn, VA or Dallas, TX (Hybrid)


Your role

  • Primary responsibilities include:
    • Inventory / customer records upkeep for all assigned facilities;
    • Assign customer’s space and power;
    • Issue Work Orders to instruct facility technician on task to be performed and for project tracking;
    • Create Project Bill of Materials for customer installations, cable ties capacity augments and facility expansion projects.
    • Assist sales with customer’s technical requests;
    • Aid operations with testing and activation of new products and services.


What you’ll do

  • Create and updated facility floor plans using ACAD.
  • Update space, power and cross connect databases.
  • Maintenance of monthly facility capacity reports for space, power and cross connects.
  • Assignments of new customer racks, cabinets, cages, panels and conduits.
  • Creation of engineering packages for the installations of ladder rack, fiber raceway, cable ties, power and grounding.
  • Creation of engineering packages for space and connectivity assignments.
  • Preparation of the Project Bill of Materials for all installation projects.
  • Creation of Work Orders to instruct facility technicians on task to be performed and to track installation projects and sub-Contractor’s work.
  • Assist sales team with customer’s technical requests and support operations.
  • Visitation to multiple DLR sites throughout the work year when the business requires.


What you’ll need

  • B.S. College degree related to technology, electrical or mechanical.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in telecommunications environment.
  • Minimum of 2 years of engineering and planning experience.
  • Must be detail oriented with excellent communications, interpersonal and oral/written presentation skills.
  • Advanced skills with ACAD.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Access, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Explorer, Visio) and or/equivalents.
  • Proven organizational ability and attention to detail is a must.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Must be a self-starter, proactive, flexible, and able to work within deadlines.
  • Experience working in a Data Center or Colocation environment.
  • Work in central office environment with hands-on experience.


A bit about us

Digital Realty supports the world's leading enterprises and service providers by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, our global data center platform, gives customers a reliable foundation for scaling their digital business and efficiently managing data gravity challenges. The size and scale of our business puts us in a unique position to offer customers access to 300+ facilities in 50 metros across 26 countries and 6 continents.


A bit about our Operations team

Our Operations team keeps our customers’ infrastructure running safely and securely. We get plenty of opportunities to take on a variety of tasks and develop our technical skills. From overseeing electrical power to cooling and fire suppression systems, our team plays a vital role in making sure everything in our data centers operates as it should.


What we can offer you

Our rapidly evolving business sector offers the opportunity to be part of a courageous and passionate team who work together to understand and meet the changing needs of our global customers.

Join us and you’ll be part of a supportive and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. As part of our team, you’ll get to work with people from different business areas, challenge the way we do things and put your ideas into action. We’ll also give you plenty of development opportunities so you can build a rewarding and successful career with us.

This is an exciting time to join our business so apply now and make your mark on our future.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Digital Realty offers a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions.

Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or Company policy.

Digital Realty cares about the health and safety of its workforce, customers, and vendors. Digital Realty encourages all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated by their start date. Employees who are not fully COVID-19 vaccinated may need to comply with our weekly COVID-19 testing requirements if required per your job requirement, work location and customer obligations, subject to applicable workplace accommodation requirements.

Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.

Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employee of Digital Realty and its subsidiaries. Digital Realty is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited referrals.

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Justin Pickens

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