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Datacenter Technician I



Toronto, ON, Canada · Toronto, ON, Canada · Ontario, Canada
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
As a Microsoft Datacenter Technician I (DCT), you will develop an understanding of standard processes and procedures for preparing, installing, performing diagnostics, troubleshooting, replacing, and/or decommissioning equipment under the guidance of more experienced Data Center colleagues. This opportunity will allow you to develop an understanding of our Data Center environment, familiarize yourself with security and data management procedures, and accelerate your career growth in the process.

Microsoft’s Cloud Operations & Innovation (CO+I) is the engine that powers our cloud services. As a CO+I DCT, you will perform a key role in delivering the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft's online services including Bing, Office 365, Xbox, OneDrive, and the Microsoft Azure platform. As a group, CO+I is focused on the personal and professional development of all employees and offers training and growth opportunities including Career Rotation Programs, Diversity & Inclusion trainings and events, and professional certifications.

Our infrastructure is comprised of a large global portfolio of more than 200 Data Centers in 32 countries and millions of servers. Our foundation is built upon and managed by a team of subject matter experts working to support services for more than 1 billion customers and 20 million businesses in over 90 countries worldwide.

With environmental sustainability and optimization at the forefront of our data center design and operations, we continue to grow and evolve as we meet the ever-changing business demands that hold Microsoft as a world-class cloud provider.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.


  • Contributes to issue tracking through escalations, asking questions, and seeking guidance on timely resolution of issues from more experienced technicians.
  • Participates in daily safety briefings, completes required training aligned to the role and workload including safety training, complies with safety procedures (e.g., equipment use, lifting, electrical hazards, ladder/rolling stair use).
  • Completes assigned tickets efficiently and in alignment with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) while meeting established Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with guidance from other technicians.
  • Complies with security and data management procedures and policies with guidance from other technicians and completes the required security training.
  • Maintains a effective client focus to understand the impact of their work when completing tickets and assigned tasks.
  • Contributes to a positive and effective team environment by sharing information with others, contributing to regular team meetings, asking questions, and staying apprised of the status of others' work.
  • Has pride and a sense of accountability for the service quality, completeness, and ownership of the data center facilities.
  • Embodies our culture and values.


Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent and basic knowledge of computer hardware and components.

Other Requirements

This role requires the ability to meet Microsoft, customer, and/or government security screening requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:

  • Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.
  • The successful candidate must be able to obtain Reliability Status screening from a duly authorized department or agency of the Government of Canada. This process includes but is not limited to:
    • Verification of identity, background, education, professional credentials, personal and professional references, credit check, and criminal background check.
    • Reliability Status screening may also require a security questionnaire and security interview. Useful links:
      • Reliability status request process
      • Out-of-country verifications
To obtain the requisite clearance within required timelines, applicants must have a stable residency history. Microsoft will work with individuals on a case-by-case basis to determine if the requisite clearance can be obtained within required timelines. Please note that the clearance process is governed by the respective authorized department or agency of the Government of Canada.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1+ years' experience supporting IT equipment or related technology.
  • Applicable certifications: CompTIA (A+, Server+, Network+), Basic Structure Cabling (BSC).

Data Center Technicians ATR-B - The typical base pay range for this role across Canada is CAD $48,500 - CAD $70,500 per year.

Find additional pay information here: https://careers.microsoft.com/v2/global/en/canada-pay-information.html

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.