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Data Center Technician

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Data Center Technician

Job Locations
Montreal, Toronto
Employment type
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DRW is a diversified trading firm with over 3 decades of experience bringing sophisticated technology and exceptional people together to operate in markets around the world. We value autonomy and the ability to quickly pivot to capture opportunities, so we operate using our own capital and trading at our own risk.

Headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia, we trade a variety of asset classes including Fixed Income, ETFs, Equities, FX, Commodities and Energy across all major global markets. We have also leveraged our expertise and technology to expand into three non-traditional strategies: real estate, venture capital and cryptoassets.

We operate with respect, curiosity and open minds. The people who thrive here share our belief that it’s not just what we do that matters–it's how we do it. DRW is a place of high expectations, integrity, innovation and a willingness to challenge consensus.


Currently, we are recruiting for a Data Center Specialist to join our IT division. We're looking for a highly experienced professional who will be responsible for setting up complex systems worldwide, whose focus is on combining hardware and software products as per DRW internal project specifications. This individual also participates in the implementation, maintenance and support of all networked software and operating systems.  

As a Data Center Specialist, you must have excellent problem-solving and problem-identifying skills, be detail oriented and be able to adapt to change and work well under pressure.  In addition, the successful candidate must be able to travel on short notice. Regular travel to data center sites and Montreal office is required. 


  • Procure and deploy equipment and its required connectivity in data centers
  • Maintain detailed documentation of all deployed IT assets
  • Coordinate with technicians in our remote sites to troubleshoot network related issues
  • Review, propose and implement data center sites improvement
  • Install, upgrade, configure and maintain network equipment, servers and Operating Systems
  • Troubleshoot and resolve hardware, software, and Layer 1 and 2 connectivity problems
  • Coordinate with Service providers for the installation and activation of new services
  • Manage RMAs with manufacturers
  • Document system problems and resolutions for future reference
  • Available for emergency on-call during nights, weekend and holidays


  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in data center industry
  • Knowledge in computer networking, troubleshooting and analytical skills in a fast paced and continuously evolving environment
  • Experience with installing, configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting data center equipment
  • Adept at identifying and solving problems at various levels of internetworked computer systems
  • Technical knowledge of current network hardware, network management concepts, LAN and WAN networking, Operating Systems and Virtualization
  • Good physical condition to lift heavy equipment during deployment
  • Available to travel approximately 15% of the time in North America and parts of Europe


  • Bachelor degree in Engineering or Computer Science
  • Certified Data Center Professional (CDCP)
  • Lab testing using oscilloscope, switches and servers

What DRW Montreal has to offer you:

  • Recognized as one of Canada’s Best Employers for the past 8 years
  • Committed to continuous learning & development
  • Industry leading benefits package and perks
  • Focused on employee well-being and work-life balance
  • Community initiatives, volunteer program and opportunities for giving back

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