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VUMC IT Data Center Services
JOB SUMMARY This position consists of managing services and monitoring the data centers electrical and mechanical industrial systems to include servers, applications, networks, and device infrastructure deployed within VUMC's 24x7x365 mission-critical data center. You will be tasked as one of the Lead technical resources for these monitoring and control services, ensuring availability and telemetry for critical electrical and mechanical controls systems.
The VUMC data center team is tasked with design and operation of the electrical, mechanical, and HVAC infrastructure that supports multiple data center locations. The Sr. Critical Facilities Analysts at VUMC data centers operate, monitor, and support the physical facilities conditions. Some of these duties will include heating and cooling of air and water, power supply, generators, UPS systems, electrical distribution and control and monitoring systems.
This role acts as VUMC's front line when it comes to monitoring and maintaining the VUMC Data Center Building Monitoring System (BMS). This involvement encompasses initial equipment installation and networking, as well as frequent audits and improvements pertaining to existing equipment. Individuals in this role will establish appropriate monitoring protocols/procedures for mission-critical infrastructure including electrical distribution equipment, emergency generation gear, and fluid systems within VUMC. In addition to heavy involvement within the Data Center team, this position interfaces regularly with other VUMC workgroups to address external monitoring needs.
Operate, monitor, maintain, and respond to abnormal conditions affecting critical infrastructure.
Monitor, track, and trend operational parameters associated with a wide array of equipment.
Develop and implement automated engineered safety features to supplement the 24/7 operations staff.
Implement, improve, and maintain automated alarm & notification features associated with abnormal conditions.
Adhere to and enforce good work practices and regulatory compliance during installation, commissioning, testing, and preventative maintenance for all engineering systems.
Oversee maintenance and operational programs and testing for our emergency backup, standby power, electrical systems, and HVAC systems.
Ability to schedule, track, and prepare administrative documentation for all maintenance.
Appropriately utilize our Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to audit and maintain an appropriate stock of critical spares and consumables.
Proactively identify potential issues before they occur.
Work on a team of highly technical and talented engineers chartered with maintaining the medical centers infrastructure for our Data Centers.
Support day-to-day operations and escalations.
Improve and optimize system administration and management with automation.
Troubleshoot firewall issues and modifying access control lists.
Support large-scale disaster recovery exercises while working closely with other infrastructure, production, and business teams at VUMC.
Bias to action around communication
Self-motivated to socialize ideas, and communicate idea/progress/concerns, up, out, and across the organization.
Provide QA/QC support of newly deployed infrastructure monitoring.
Controls and Monitoring
Project System and Equipment Submittal Reviews
EMPS/BMS - Systems Application Knowledge, Understanding, and Integration
Electrical/Mechanical system devices programming and integration knowledge
Drive troubleshooting/resolving of EPMS/BMS Systems
Any EPMS/BMS Special Project Scopes (Multiple Projects Planned)
Required Technical Skills
Electrical system infrastructure understanding and device operation knowledge
Mechanical system infrastructure understanding and device operation knowledge
Controls and monitoring topology understanding of ModBus, BacNet, SNMP, ION, FactoryTalk, and OPC
Multi equipment vendor planning and coordination
Programmatic experience to solve repeatable issues and workflows
Our professional administrative functions include critical supporting roles in information technology and informatics, finance, administration, legal and community affairs, human resources, communications and marketing, development, facilities, and many more.
At our growing health system, we support each other and encourage excellence among all who are part of our workforce. High-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt Health for professional growth, appreciation of benefits, and a sense of community and purpose.
Organizational Impact: Independently delivers on objectives with understanding of how they impact the results of own area/team and other related teams. Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Utilizes multiple sources of data to analyze and resolve complex problems; may take a new perspective on existing solution. Breadth of Knowledge: Has advanced knowledge within a professional area and basic knowledge across related areas. Team Interaction: Acts as a "go-to" resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead small project teams.
Core Capabilities :
Supporting Colleagues: - Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy, and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance e and gain knowledge in new areas. - Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships. - Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences. Delivering Excellent Services: - Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them. - Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions. - Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness. Ensuring High Quality: - Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly. - Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them. - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring. Managing Resources Effectively: - Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure. - Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area. - Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities. Fostering Innovation: - Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches. - Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges. - Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.
Relevant Work Experience
Vanderbilt Health recognizes that diversity is essential for excellence and innovation. We are committed to an inclusive environment where everyone has the chance to thrive and to the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. EOE/AA/Women/Minority/Vets/Disabled
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.