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Microsoft jobs at a glance: Datacenter Inventory & Asset Technician

The role of a Datacenter Inventory & Asset Technician

One of the most common datacenter roles in our operations team is a Datacenter Inventory & Asset Technician (DIAT) also known as Logistics Technician. This role performs cycle audits, executes incoming/outgoing deliveries (of server cables, components, and parts), coordinates security escorts for third-party vendors, and documents inbound and outbound deliveries.

What the team has to say:

What is a datacenter?

A datacenter is a building that houses thousands of computer servers and data storage devices connected to the internet.

Datacenters are the engine that powers cloud computing. Whenever you open an app on your phone, join a virtual classroom or meeting, snap and save photos, or play a game with your friends online, you are using a datacenter. Microsoft’s online services like Bing, Office 365, Xbox, OneDrive, and Azure rely upon datacenters.

The Microsoft cloud infrastructure is made up of hundreds of datacenters and 1 million servers used by 1 billion customers and 20 million businesses in over 90 countries worldwide.

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“There are so many opportunities for people here, it’s such a secure and safe job that there is so much room for growth.”
—Tia Mahoney, Datacenter Inventory and Asset Technician, UK

Key skills and qualifications

  • Completion of High school or Secondary School, an apprenticeship or vocational qualification, or an equivalent.
  • Experience in warehouse/supply chain in an information technology (IT) environment, inventory management, retail, warehouse management, or a related field.
  • Problem-solving skills: Quick thinking, attention to detail, and the ability to troubleshoot under pressure are crucial for addressing issues and maintaining smooth operations.
  • Collaborative mindset: Working well within teams, effective communication, and a commitment to safety and protocols are essential for ensuring reliable and secure datacenter functionality.
  • Technical aptitude: Comfortable working with hardware and interested in learning about networking.
  • Communication skills: Ability to communicate in English to support regional and global teams.
  • Ability to work shifts during non-standard business hours that may include evening, nighttime, weekends, and/or holidays

Previous career experiences that make a great Datacenter Inventory & Asset Technician

Experiences from the below list of professions may be helpful for this role but if you want to learn and have passion for what you do, you are welcome to apply!

General: Shipping Specialist, Event Planner, Administrative Assistant, Facility Manager/Supervisor, Graduate, Flight Attendant, Postal Office Worker, Bank teller, Teacher, Sports Coach, Healthcare Worker

Warehouse: Warehouse Worker/Associate/Assistant/Logistics/Operator, Order Picker, Package Handler

Retail: Delivery Coordinator, Dispatcher, Inventory Officer, Retail Worker (Stores, Sales Representative, Sales Assistant, Customer Service, Merchandiser

Why this role is special

Becoming a Datacenter Inventory & Assets Technician is a great way to start your career in tech. Microsoft offers a competitive salary and benefits like healthcare, discounts on products and services, new parents, and caregiver leave, and much more. It’s also important that we support your career growth with structured, on-the-job training using the latest technologies.

What our employees say

“I like working in a datacenter because it’s very friendly and it’s busy, it’s a very dynamic place to work in”

 – Claudiu Lucaci

“There are so many opportunities for people here, it’s such a secure and safe job that there is so much room for growth”

 – Tia Mahoney

Join our Microsoft team

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.


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