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Data Center Engineer/Civil Engineer - SME

Full Time

KaylaTek, Inc.

Andrews Air Force Base MD 20762 USA

Posted 09/29/2023

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$3,000 Referral Bonus for this position!

Come join our growing team with a 21st Century Vision! At KaylaTek, we understand that the key to our success is the quality of the people we employ. Our focus is not just on jobs, but on building and enhancing your career through ongoing professional development, training, and high quality of life. Our team members choose KaylaTek for a number of reasons including our competitive compensation and benefit packages, dedication to education, as well as our outstanding service. Our Grow Strong Vision encompasses a place for employees to grow, learn and feel a sense of belonging, not just a place to work.

Employee Benefit Offerings

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) with company matching, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Life and AD&D Insurance, Paid Time Off, 11 Paid Holidays, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Professional Development Program, Military Leave Support and much more.

Job Site: Joint Base Andrews, MD

Shift Hours: Day-Shift; core support hours are 0600 -1800. This is a 24/7/365 support environment; off-hours response/support may be required, however only standard M-F core hours working time for current position.

Overview: KaylaTek is seeking a Data Center Engineer to provide technical leadership and support in the areas of IT planning, solution specification/design, implementation and target architecture development for the AFNCR Consolidated Communication Center (CCC). The Data Center Engineer will support the 844th Communications Group at Joint Base Andrews (JBA). This role includes supporting the Air Force District of Washington (AFDW) and Headquarters Air Force (HAF) customers on both NIPRNet and SIPRNet domains for the development of the CCC building. The qualified candidate will have knowledge of information technology commercial solutions and experience designing and developing technical solutions. The preferred candidate will have excellent communications skills, a strong customer service orientation and experience serving as an advisor to Chief Architect and other Government/Contractor staff and managers.

Certifications required: Active Security + CE

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning, coordinating, and managing the technical aspects in projects related to the CCC datacenter. As well, identify and manage dependencies between these projects and with other ongoing activities.
  • Lead and assist with all design aspects of the CCC data center support systems, to include AC/DC power, UPS, HVAC, carrier infrastructures, internal/external cable plant, and overall data center layout.
  • Produce architectural artifacts to include system design diagrams, recommendation justifications, and technical specifications.
  • Communicate conceptual designs and create/maintain project documentation before, during, and after construction.
  • Create and review civil/structural/architectural design RFPs.
  • Assist with managing consultants/contractors through the design and construction process.
  • Effectively communicate design standards to internal and external project partners
  • Think outside of the box to find innovative solutions prior to and during the construction process to reduce costs without negative impacts on quality or reliability.
  • Conduct site assessments, internal design meetings, construction reviews.
  • Assess client's current IT and facility infrastructure.
  • Lead and assist with data center migration planning


Job Requirementsback to top

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 15+ years in Civil Engineering or the equivalent relevant experience in datacenter or mission critical facilities design.
  • Possess an active Secret security clearance
  • Proficiency in building codes, regulations, and standards
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships, partnerships and external networks
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision and work effectively in a collaborative team environment while keeping the team informed.
  • Excellent customer facing skills.
  • Excellent researching, decision-making and organizational skills are required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Visio or AutoCAD.
  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to data protection and other guidelines where appropriate.

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

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KaylaTek is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. KaylaTek participates in the DHS e-Verify program. KaylaTek also conducts a background check on all candidates post offer though PROScreening LLC.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form (I-9) upon hire. KaylaTek participates in the DHS e-Verify program. KaylaTek also conducts background checks (criminal, education, prior employment and professional certifications/licensing) on all candidates post offer though PROScreening LLC.

The Air Force National Capital Regional (AFNCR) IT Services Contract also requires pre-employment drug testing and annual drug testing for all hires to work on contract with the Air Force.  This is at no cost the candidate/employee


Job Detailsback to top

Location Andrews Air Force Base, MD, 20762, United States
Annual Salary 170,000.00 - 175,000.00/Yearly
Categories Construction, Skilled Labor & Trades, Customer Service & Help Desk, Cyber Security, Information Technology, Program Management (Technical), Military, Network Systems, Engineering
Ctznship Statuses Eligible to work in USA
Sec Clearances Top Secret/SCI with Full-scope Polygraph, Top Secret/SCI with CI Polygraph, Top Secret/SCI, Top Secret/SSBI, Top Secret/EBI, Top Secret (TS), Secret, Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Experience Years 15 yrs
Pref Degree Bachelors

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Contact Name Teresa Drwiega
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Primary Phone 703-896-7697
Job Code 1927 - Data Center Engineer

Data Center Engineer/Civil Engineer - SME

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