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Data Center Design Engineer

Position Title: Data Center Design Engineer
Location: Seattle

Your role 

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to design engineering and record maintenance for all assigned facilities, assign customers’ space and power; issue Work Orders to instruct facility technician on task to be performed and for project tracking, create Project Bill of Materials (MOP) for customer installations, manage cable ties capacity and augment projects. Assist with colocation expansion projects. Assist sales with customer’s technical requests.


What you’ll do 

  • Manage assignments of new customer racks, cabinets, cages, panels and conduits.
  • Create in ACAD Implementation Package and SOW documentation for installations of ladder rack, fiber raceway, cable ties, power and grounding. 
  • Create Project Bill of Materials (BOM) for all installation projects.
  • Create Work Orders to instruct facility technicians on task to be performed and to track installation projects and sub-Contractor’s work.
  • Update facility floor plans using ACAD and DCIM software. 
  • Update connectivity and cable tie records using DCIM software. 
  • Update records of customers’ power circuits using company DCIM software.  
  • Assist sales engineers with facility capacity inquiries regarding space, power and connectivity.   
  • Perform audits as required at DLR sites.


What you’ll need

  • A.S./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 Microsoft Office Suite (Visio, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook) and/or equivalents.
  • Proven organizational ability, attention to details and strong analytical skills.
  • Must be a self-starter, proactive, flexible, and able to work within deadlines.
  • Must be able to work on multiple tasks/projects. 
  • Experience working in a Data Center or Colocation environment.
  • Work in central office environment with hands-on experience.


A bit about us

Digital Realty brings companies and data together by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, the company’s global data center platform, provides customers with a secure data meeting place and a proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture (PDx®) solution methodology for powering innovation and efficiently managing Data Gravity challenges. Digital Realty gives its customers access to the connected data communities that matter to them with a global data center footprint of 300+ facilities in 50+ metros across 28 countries on six continents.


To learn more about Digital Realty, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.


A bit about our Digital 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. 


Our Compensation Philosophy

Digital Realty offers its employees a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions. Central to our compensation philosophy is rewarding our employees for achieving the values and objectives aligned to the company's overall goals and values.


Our published pay ranges reflect the minimum and maximum target for new hire pay for the full-time position determined by role, level, and geographical location. Individual pay is based on additional factors including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, and relevant education and/or training. Moreover, an employee’s total compensation package varies by role and may include salary, cash bonus or commissions, and equity awards not quantified below.


Compensation range: $98,720 to $124,370. This compensation range represents the Company’s good faith belief as to what it will pay as a base salary/hourly rate for this position at the time of this posting. 


Benefits: For this role, Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance, 401k match, disability benefits, wellness and education benefits, employee stock purchase plan, paid time off, holidays, and more. 

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 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 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.