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Job Title Data Center Specialist
Location Minnesota
Job Description Telvent is a part of Schneider Electric, developing highly advanced enterprise automation control and information management solutions that help manage energy sources and optimize energy supply within a secure and real time environment. To retain or regain their attractiveness and competitiveness and manage their growth in a controlled way, cities need to become smarter: more efficient, more sustainable, and more livable. To help cities around the world meet these and future challenges, Schneider Electric, and its company Telvent, provide integrated solutions combining state-of-the-art hardware, software, and services in all key areas of a Smart City. Our innovative, expert solutions are easy to deploy and manage—helping cities to improve efficiencies and operations, meet ambitious environmental goals, and deliver better city services even with strained operational budgets. We tailor our solutions to the unique challenges of each city, and we collaborate with best-in-class partners, especially local ones, to meet cities’ immediate and long-term needs.

Data Center Specialist

Smart Infrastructure Environment
Location: Burnsville, MN

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DTN/The Progressive Farmer currently has an outstanding opportunity for a motivated individual to assume the role of Data Center Specialist in our Burnsville, Minnesota location. This position will monitor real time weather data and support the systems and applications that ingest and generate weather products in a 24/7 Data Center. The Data Center Specialist will be responsible for troubleshooting and resolving all issues in the Data Center as well as escalating and communicating critical issues to Data Developers, Customer Service, Management, and internal customers.

- Monitor real time incoming and outgoing weather data and products.
- Troubleshoot and resolve data ingest product generation, and data delivery issues in the Data Center.
- Log all problems in the shift summary website and send notifications as needed.
- Escalate issues to Data Developers and support teams.
- Escalate and communicate critical issues to Management, Customer Service, and internal customers as appropriate.
- Report data receive issues to data providers and work with their IT group to resolve issue.
- Report data delivery issues to external customers and work with their IT group to resolve issue.
- Respond to customer requests after hours.
- Perform distribution change requests from Customer Service, Data Development, and Met Operations.
- Rerun jobs, scripts, scheduled tasks, etc. as needed.
- Perform hourly checks of applications, systems, and online websites.

- Strong Unix/Linux and Windows skills
- Strong Troubleshooting and Problem Solving skills
- Strong interpersonal and communication (both oral and written) skills
- An adaptable and flexible self-starter
- Ability to work independently with little or no supervision
- Perform under pressure
- Work on weekends and holidays
- Must be flexible and able to cover other shifts as needed

This is a night shift position, the days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and every other weekend. We are a 24/7 an operation center and so working on holidays is mandatory.

Mon-Tues: 8pm-6am
Wed: 11pm-6am
Every other weekend: 5pm-6am

Associate's degree in computer related discipline. Two years of recent experience as a computer operator or related data center experience is preferred.

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As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions to make energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green across multiple market segments. The Group has leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centres/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. With 22.4 billion euros sales in 2011, the company's 130,000+ employees are committed to help individuals and organizations “Make the most of their energy.”
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