Tista Science and Technology Corporation

Installation Engineer

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/23/2024 4:18 PM)
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Information Technology


Are you a Installation Engineer who would like to have a positive impact for millions of people? If so, we may have an opportunity for you!


TISTA associates enjoy above Industry Healthcare Benefits, Remote Working Options, Paid Time Off, Training/Certification opportunities, Healthcare Savings Account & Flexible Savings Account, Paid Life Insurance, Short-term & Long-term Disability, 401K Match, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Assistance Program, Paid Holidays, Military Leave, and much more!


  • Site Management
  • Coordinate communications with onsite points of contact regarding all DCIM activities and conduct technical and non-technical project coordination meetings with stakeholders
  • Estimate level of effort for both DCIM personnel and support contractors to successfully complete datacenter survey
  • Travel to remote regional CONUS locations (up to 50%) to complete datacenter surveys
  • Conduct and/or validate inventory documentation on all VA IT equipment hardware (servers, virtual hosts, storage devices, switches, firewalls, etc.) within datacenters using a combination of logical and physical tools and methods
  • Document the physical configuration of the data center and all equipment, hardware, furniture, and similar within the space
  • Coordinate activities of support contractors and ensure complete gathering of relevant onsite data is completed
  • Translate physical site documentation into logical drawings, spreadsheets, and other electronic formats for inclusion into DCIM product
  • Other duties as assigned


Necessary Skills:  

  • Interpersonal communication
  • US Citizenship with ability to obtain Public Trust Clearance - Federal Government requirement
  • Technical communication 
  • Attention to detail
  • Understanding of implied tasks and interdependencies
  • Integration of complex data into consistent, organized data sets using standard office ,software (Microsoft Office 365)


  • Additional standard office software proficiency Microsoft Teams,  Trimble SketchUp
  • Datacenter management and/or operations experience
  • Network management and/or hardware experience
  • Server management and/or hardware experience
  • Datacenter electrical and/or cooling experience
  • Experience with data center infrastructure management software
  • Commscope iTRACS

Physical Requirements:

  • Travel will be required, up to 50% 
  • During normal non-travel work hours, work is mostly performed in an office location and this position is mostly sedentary, requiring the ability to perform work seated at a desk during the daily tour of duty
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer
  • Frequently communicates with their peers and customers within and outside of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.  Must be able exchange accurate information in these situations
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50%
  • While in office location and while conducting onsite surveys during travel, gathering data of onsite data centers will be necessary 
  • Constantly positions self to obtain information from IT equipment, including inside rack cabinets, under desks and in server closets which may include the requirement to access constricted spaces
  • Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder to evaluate IT equipment/infrastructure in raised spaces
  • Ability to traverse raised tiles floors which are occasionally unsteady
  • Occasionally moves equipment up to 50 lbs to facilitate access to blocked areas in data center
  • Ability to remain in a standing position for as many as eight (8) hours a day

 Preferred Certifications:

  • ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) v3 
  • Industry server, OS, network, data center, or infrastructure certifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, electronics engineering or other engineering or technical discipline is and 5+ years’ work experience
  • Eight (8) years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education (13 years total)


  • The ability to pass a Tier 2/Modest Background Investigation 


  • Philadelphia, PA (100% Onsite)
  • Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST)
  • Philadelphia Information Technology Center 

    Department of Veteran's Affairs 

    5000 Wissahickon Ave. 

    Philadelphia, PA 19144 


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