Polargy is Hiring a Solutions Engineer

Be Part of Delivering Cool Customer Solutions 

Polargy is an engineering and solution driven company focused on air containment and other related products for the data center industry. We have a singular focus of satisfying the needs of our growing customer base by identifying and solving our customers’ problems and challenges with speed and efficiency.

Polargy is seeking to add a motivated self-starter to our sales engineering team who works well in a fast paced team environment. While this role will have defined responsibilities, we are seeking an overall contributor who is eager grow with the business and is continually looking for ways to exceed our customers’ expectations. In this role you will perform customer-facing solution development in support of customer acquisition, partner design assist, installation scoping and construction while managing project scope through to customer satisfaction.

The Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3-5 years of solid experience in a B2B sales environment in the data center or in a similar technology related field.
  • Customer-facing skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate with technology influencers.
  • Knowledgeable in processes of design, construction, commissioning and operation of datacenters or similar mission critical facilities.
  • Proven project management skills.
  • The ability to grasp and translate big picture requirements into detail-level specifications.
  • A bachelor’s degree, ideally in an analytical field like engineering.
  • A strong commitment and desire to delivering excellent customer service to clients and co-workers.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Pre-Sales

  • Support the sales team in capturing customer requirements and translating those to specific product solutions.
  • Become a subject matter expert related to white space build-outs, cooling efficiency, aisle containment, airflow management, fire safety and construction of related solutions.
  • Develop and present technical designs and solutions to meet customer objectives.
  • Define BOM’s and scope of works for customer projects.
  • Identify and document new product opportunities based on customer needs.

Project Management

  • Ensure project scope and BOM is produced and delivered per the project requirements defined in the pre-sales process.
  • Manage the pre-production requirements of customer specific solutions developed to meet project requirements.
  • Provide support to channel partners in the installation of solutions.

Customer Satisfaction

  • Act as the ‘face’ of Polargy until the customer’s project is completed and the solution developed in the pre-sales process has been produced and installed to the satisfaction of our customer(s).

Reach out to any of us on LinkedIn.

Can You Cool 40kW per Rack?

Yes, 40kW per rack! Polargy’s Cold Aisle Containment was used at ViaWest’s recent Plano Grand Opening to demonstrate the site’s capability to cool high density deployments of up to 40kW per rack. Paul, with our partner USNet, led the installation of Polargy’s Rack Top Baffles and PX Doors. He is standing next to ComRent’s rack mount load banks which produced the 40kW load for each rack. Temperature sensors were placed through out the aisle. These showed that with the 6′ cold aisle on a raised floor and the open top containment design that the server inlet temperatures were properly maintained.

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PX Sliding Door

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ComRent Variable Load Load Banks

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Temp Sensors in Cold Aisle

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Rack Top Baffles at ViaWest

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Test Cage at ViaWest

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Paul from USNet managed install

New Rack Top Baffle

Today, we are launching our new PolarPlex™ Rack Top Baffle. This is a new option for cabinet supported containment that provides a significant reduction in both the installation and material costs of deploying open top architectures. The new baffles, with their tool-less installation, offer flexibility and convenience for sites that reconfigure their layouts frequently due to moves, additions, and changes. The baffle’s modular design makes them an economical, quick-to-install solution that can be repurposed through the life of the data center.

I particularly like the Rack Top Baffles because they represent a new class of containment panels that are well-suited for projects where the ROI goals are extremely aggressive. With these baffles operators can achieve a compelling payback on their energy savings projects.PolarPlex RTB at 90 1

RTB on RACKs

One neat feature that we added to the baffle is a “J-Hook” so that lower level “InFIll” panels can be added to fill gaps between racks. This feature is ideal for spaces where there are columns or missing racks. In this case, we use a wider 5′ or 6′ Rack Top Baffle. Our baffles are available is standard and custom sizes.

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Lots of Empty Racks

 

We have been quite surprised by the amount of empty racks that are being deployed in data centers today. With that high demand for full rack blanking, Polargy has expanded our PolarFlex Full Rack Blanking Panel offering to include 42U, 45U, and 48U sizes and black, white, and custom art options. Check out the details at www.polarflex.biz.

polarflex_4_up_styles2Blanking is part of the Day 1 containment solution. In a new site like below, where the racks are empty on Day 1, the PolarFlex panels are the fastest, easiest, and most economical solution available.  
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Plus, we printed the blanking panels with server images, just for the fun of it.

High Rise Containment in Chicago

“This image of Polargy’s Cold Aisle Containment is from the brochure for Netrality’s new site in downtown Chicago. The site is at 717 South Wells and we were thrilled to expand our footprint in the Chicago area. This site uses Kyoto cooling system which requires containment to perform properly. Also, the project was a complete remodel of the room and we had to do some detailed work around the conduits and columns. If you want to take a tour of the site just contact us and we’ll connect you with their sales guy for the site”

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By the aisle or by the mile

aisle_mile_thumbPolargy’s differentiation among containment manufacturers and contractors arises from our breadth of experience and depth of client understanding.

We bring to every project, whether large or small, not just attention to detail, precision design and product innovation, but years of diverse project experiences that allow us to visualize smart solutions and execute a project plan cleanly.

Big standardized new builds don’t have some of the “wild card” variables that small customized implementations often do, and while it’s gratifying to publicize large scale new construction containment deployments for Fortune 100 clients, we also enjoy sharing stories of modest retrofit projects brought online seamlessly. Every project, no matter how small, involves learning the client’s pain so we can solve it.

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Whether you need just an aisle or literally a mile of airflow containment, Polargy is the call you make, because here’s what our clients say:

“The project went very well and we consider it a complete success, I wouldn’t change a thing. The outcome was exactly what we expected.”


Suffolk Public Schools in Virginia called Polargy when the air conditioning units in their ‘server room’ were over-tasked. The ‘server room’ at Suffolk was never designed for this use, it’s actually a converted storage room with 20 tons of A/C. Common but not ideal.

Director of Technology John Littlefield used rack heat extractors (photos below) but Trane HVAC engineers recommended containing the hot air and recooling it.

suffolk_schools_4_smallsuffolk_schools_5_smallThe goal of the containment project was typical: eliminate the rack heat extractors and improve the energy efficiency of the server room cooling. Littleton contacted Polargy and accomplished his goal quickly with a modest budget.

suffolk_schools_1_smallsuffolk_schools_2_smallSince Polargy completed this project, the server room temperature is more stable, the cooling system runs more efficiently with less impact on the rest of the building, and the next step is to add an aisle-end door. The Polargy single-sliding door will look great.

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