Cable Engineer (Data Center)

    • Kaiser Permanente
  • Napa, CA
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 6 hours ago


On Site
USD 91,500.00 - 118,360.00 per year
Full Time


Control management
Computer hardware
Data centers
Relationship building
Customer service
Positive attitude
Standard operating procedure
Technical Support
Disaster recovery
Business continuity planning
Computer science
Project management
Performance management
Preventive maintenance
IT outsourcing
Health care

Job Details

Technical Summary

As a Cable Engineer for one of Kaiser's national data centers, this role works closely with Project Managers and our cable vendor to assess cabling cutsheets and design a connectivity solution for all new hardware installs. The Cable Engineer works with our cable team to ensure all cables are in stock and available for nightly installs. Each cable install is coordinated with this team based on Data Center Operations SLA's.

Typical tasks for the Cable Engineer include record keeping for all installs/decoms, obtaining quotes from suppliers, coordinating a team of cable technicians, attending project management meetings, and tracking cabling tasks.

Job Summary:

In addition to the responsibilities listed below, this senior individual contributor is also responsible for leading off-site media storage by controlling and tracking media; maintaining proper media transport and/or receipt procedures; maintaining proper Hard Disk Drive (HDD) erasure, degaussing, and destruction procedures; and providing local data center asset tracking and reporting for hardware assets from receipt through initial install. Additionally, this job will be responsible for providing mid-level support for raised floor incident resolution (e.g., physical equipment and power distribution monitoring, etc.), and ensuring that employees, contractors, vendors, and visitors accessing the national data centers and associated IT areas are accounted for, trained, and authorized as appropriate.

This position is also responsible for identifying data center business continuity services, support, and implementation requirements. This position is a member of the data center Building Emergency Response Team (BERT) and provides Data Center continuity planning; developing formal communications and training regarding Data Center business continuity implementation plans. This includes developing emergency evacuation documentation, conducting testing, and performing training.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Completes work assignments and supports business-specific projects by applying expertise in subject area; supporting the development of work plans to meet business priorities and deadlines; ensuring team follows all procedures and policies; coordinating and assigning resources to accomplish priorities and deadlines; collaborating cross-functionally to make effective business decisions; solving complex problems; escalating high priority issues or risks, as appropriate; and recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities.

  • Practices self-development and promotes learning in others by proactively providing information, resources, advice, and expertise with coworkers and customers; building relationships with cross-functional stakeholders; influencing others through technical explanations and examples; adapting to competing demands and new responsibilities; listening and responding to, seeking, and addressing performance feedback; providing feedback to others and managers; creating and executing plans to capitalize on strengths and develop weaknesses; supporting team collaboration; and adapting to and learning from change, difficulties, and feedback.

  • Provides first and second level support to resolve difficult, complex, and sensitive problems with products and applications by meeting customer service standards (e.g., displaying a positive attitude, actively listening, taking ownership, leveraging knowledge, communicating clearly).

  • Resolves highly complex problems and provides support to others.

  • Supports and assists with troubleshooting efforts in conjunction with customer to identify highly complex problems.

  • Assists with efforts to analyze and prioritize incoming requests and alerts.

  • Identifies highly complex problems and escalates to senior staff for prioritization.

  • Follows procedures for incident escalation and notification to leadership.

  • Follows and facilitates the development of standard operating procedures.

  • Facilitates the tracking and development of documentation by entering details of problems, status of service requests, and resolutions into the company tracking system.

  • Facilitates efforts to meet key performance indicators (e.g., performance, availability, capacity).

  • Supports and assists with the documentation of workarounds for problem records and changes to proactive processes.

  • Reviews information and supports the compilation of information (e.g., procedures, installation, configuration) related to new technology.

  • Facilitates the knowledge repository for highly complex technical support.

  • Supports and assists with the execution of disaster recovery and business continuity processes and events.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum five (5) years experience supporting a large scale computing environment.

  • Minimum one (1) year in an informal leadership role working with IT or operational teams.

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Social Science, Education, Business, Health Care or related field and Minimum six (6) years IT experience in a support or operations environment. Additional equivalent work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two (2) years' experience assisting with data center continuity planning.
  • Three (3) years' large-scale data center experience.

Primary Location: California,Napa,Napa Data Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Worker Location: Flexible Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-IT-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Specialty: Operations and Support Department: KPIT ADMIN - ITO IPS DCO SM NDC - 9601 Pay Range: $91500 - $118360 / year The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: No Flexible: Work location is on-site at a KP location, with the flexibility to work from home. Worker location must align with Kaiser Permanente's Authorized States policy. At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
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