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Data Centre Specialists

Descriptions & Duties

  • Data Centre Specialists are responsible for the installation, operation and monitoring of the facilities and equipment in the data centres.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Trade Specific Competencies

Project management skills

Data Centre Specialists need to supervise and monitor the installation and upgrading of the data network systems in the data centres.

Network system knowledge and skills

Data Centre Specialists must be able to evaluate the existing system and propose the new equipment to the management for enhancing the services.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • Typically have a bachelor's degree in telecommunications, electronics, computer science, or related disciplines

Professional qualification

  • Corporate members of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) in Information Discipline, or equivalent


  • 4 to 6 years of working experience in telecommunications field

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $20,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$50,000

Monthly Salary $30,000-$70,000

Monthly Salary $50,000-$110,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Data Centre Specialists generally work in offices or data centres.


  • Fibre optic fault locators
  • Frequency analysers - Spectrum analysers
  • Network analysers - Cable analysers; Local area network LAN analysers

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