Data Center Engineer - Military veterans preferred

ManTech (


  full-time   employee

United States

Secure our Nation, Ignite your Future

Job Description

Become an integral part of a diverse team while working at an Industry Leading Organization, where our employees come first.  At ManTech International Corporation, you’ll help protect our national security while working on innovative projects that offer opportunities for advancement.

Currently, ManTech is seeking a motivated, career and customer-oriented Principal Data Center Engineer to join our team in McLean, VA.

Join the top Information Technology and Analytic professionals in the industry to make invaluable contributions to our national security on a daily basis. In this innovative, self-contained, Big Data environment, the ManTech team is responsible for everything from infrastructure, to application development, to data science, to advanced analytics and beyond. The team is diverse, the questions are thought-provoking, and the opportunities for growth and advancement are numerous

The successful candidate will join the existing Data Center Team to support all aspects of the Sponsor’s large, complex, and growing infrastructure.

Duties, Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Installing various hardware as required
  • Completing service orders in an accurate and timely manner
  • Performing routine operational maintenance support and hardware maintenance
  • Responding to customer requests quickly and resolving technical problems effectively
  • Participating in coordinated, scheduled maintenance activities with multiple parties in multiple locations, following standard procedures
  • Coordinating with other technical teams to complete various tasks, requests, and/or projects
  • Completing daily floor checks involving the ability to understand and assess server health status and continuous quality assurance
  • Implementing and performing red-lines (updates) of circuit designs and documentation

Required Experience, Skills, & Technologies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, OR 3 years of related technical experience may be substituted for education
  • Demonstrated, hands-on experience with hardware installation and Tier I/II maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Demonstrated, hands-on experience supporting a large, enterprise-like Data Center
  • Demonstrated, hands-on experience installing and testing fiber optic and copper cable infrastructure
  • Ability to read and manage power loads and maintain thresholds
  • Understanding of cooling and air-flow management
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy equipment in order to rack and stack hardware and maneuver inventory
  • Ability to perform hard-drive, DIMM, battery, fan, power supply replacements
  • Ability to navigate HP BIOS/Dell IDRAC
  • Ability to maintain and track inventory; strong inventory management skills
  • Ability to review, implement, and perform red-lines (updates) of circuit design and documentation
  • Frequently moves equipment weighing up to 50 pounds for various needs
  • Flexible with schedule and travel between Sponsor locations as needed

Desired Experience, Skills & Technologies

  • Experience with monitoring tools, ideally StruxureWare
  • Experience with AutoCAD software
  • Experience with VISIO software
  • Ability to read and comprehend network and storage designs

Security Clearance Requirements:

  • TS/SCI with Polygraph

Physical Requirements:

  • Use hands to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine and computer printer.

  • The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

  • Constantly positions self to maintain computers in the lab, including under the desks and in the server closet


For all positions requiring access to technology/software source code that is subject to export control laws, employment with the company is contingent on either verifying U.S.-person status or obtaining any necessary license. The applicant will be required to answer certain questions for export control purposes, and that information will be reviewed by compliance personnel to ensure compliance with federal law. ManTech may choose not to apply for a license for such individuals whose access to export-controlled technology or software source code may require authorization and may decline to proceed with an applicant on that basis alone.

ManTech International Corporation, as well as its subsidiaries proactively fulfills its role as an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, status as a Disabled Veteran, Recently Separated Veteran, Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veteran, Armed Forces Services Medal, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position with ManTech through its online applicant system, please contact ManTech's Corporate EEO Department at (703) 218-6000. ManTech is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer - minorities, females, disabled and protected veterans are urged to apply. ManTech's utilization of any external recruitment or job placement agency is predicated upon its full compliance with our equal opportunity/affirmative action policies. ManTech does not accept resumes from unsolicited recruiting firms. We pay no fees for unsolicited services.

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