Embark on an exciting journey with Microsoft Internships as a Data Center Inventory & Asset Technician! This unique opportunity invites individuals to join a dynamic team dedicated to innovation and excellence. As a valued member of Microsoft, interns will gain invaluable experience in managing inventory and assets within our cutting-edge data centers. This role offers hands-on learning and the chance to make a meaningful impact in one of the world’s leading technology companies.

If you’re passionate about technology and eager to kick-start your career in a thriving environment, apply now and become part of the Microsoft family!

About the Microsoft Internships – Data Center Inventory & Asset Technician:

  • Date posted: May 15, 2024
  • Job number: 1719280
  • Work arrangement: Up to 50% remote work
  • Travel requirement: 0-25%
  • Role type: Individual Contributor
  • Profession: Data Center
  • Discipline: Data Center Technician
  • Employment status: Internship
  • Start date: August/September 2024
  • Duration: 12 months, Full-time
  • Location: Johannesburg


  • Currently pursuing or have completed a Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree in IT, Retail, Warehousing, Logistics, or Supply Chain Management.
  • Possess customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm towards leading technologies and a strong motivation to learn and grow.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, analytical, and presentation skills.
  • Legally authorized to work in South Africa, which includes citizenship or possessing a valid visa or work permit.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Perform assigned tasks and escalate issues during periods of high-volume work activity.
  • Coordinate with suppliers to initiate warranty claims and process failed vendor hardware devices, including information processing, packaging, shipment, and receipt of return for Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) devices in accordance with Service Level Agreements (SLAs) related to the RMA warranty process.
  • Maintain a strong focus on understanding the impact of work when completing tickets and assigned Inventory and Asset Management (IAM) tasks.
  • Maintain and ensure up-to-date and accurate logical information within various inventory management systems (e.g., configuration management databases, asset management repositories).
  • Ensure detailed physical inventory tracking and staging.
  • Assist in reconciling and reporting inventory discrepancies.
  • Perform destruction of data-bearing devices (DBD) as necessary, following all Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and Microsoft policies.
  • Adhere to security and data management policies.


  • Industry-leading healthcare benefits
  • Access to educational resources
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Savings and investment options
  • Maternity and paternity leave benefits
  • Generous time off policies
  • Giving programs
  • Opportunities to network and connect

Microsoft Internships – Data Center Inventory & Asset Technician Application process:

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