Google

Data Center Strategic Negotiator

Google

July 20, 2021


Minimum qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Technology, Engineering, Science, Economics, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience with developing agreements, project management, and financial modeling.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience with any of the following: large collocation, site selection for high-technology, industrial-scale projects, real estate evaluation, acquisition, development, and construction, utility contracts, energy-related issues, and clean energy initiatives.
  • Ability to plan commercially oriented and technically creative solutions.
  • Ability to work independently and think dynamically, while still leading cross-functional strategic efforts.
About the job
Google's infrastructure needs go far beyond server computers. As Google's products and services scale the globe, the Strategic Negotiation team works behind the scenes to secure infrastructure for Google's future - everything from underwater cables to physical data center space. As a Strategic Negotiator, you combine your deep market knowledge of a given sector with tech industry savvy to negotiate cost-effective solutions to support Google's infrastructure growth. You'll work with specific project teams on negotiating deals, managing vendor and partner relationships and presenting deal recommendations to our Tech leadership. Your successful negotiations have the potential to save Google millions of dollars in operating costs and impact every part of the business.
As the Data Center Strategic Negotiator, you will be in a key position within Google’s Energy and Location Strategy team. This team’s mission is to provide data center production capacity, anywhere in the world, and in a timeframe that meets Google’s needs. In this position, you will help to drive location strategy, site selection, and portfolio management for new and existing data centers sites and related infrastructure.
You will be the face of Google in local communities. You'll support the development of the company’s global energy portfolio strategy, including identifying and helping in the creation of industry leading renewable energy projects, to support the company’s goal to be carbon neutral and power our data centers with renewable energy.
Behind everything our users see online is the architecture built by the Technical Infrastructure team to keep it running. From developing and maintaining our data centers to building the next generation of Google platforms, we make Google's product portfolio possible. We're proud to be our engineers' engineers and love voiding warranties by taking things apart so we can rebuild them. We're always on call to keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.
Responsibilities
  • Work with internal and external technical teams to identify, define, and pursue new site selection projects and initiatives necessary to meet Google's ongoing data center needs, including the procurement of traditional and green energy for existing and new sites.
  • Lead the site selection process from start to finish, monitoring progress against objectives, providing regular status reports, and advocating for financial models to support both site and energy-related portfolio decisions.
  • Lead the acquisition of appropriate data centers, and develop strategic agreements with vendors, landowners and key suppliers for space and utility services.
  • Lead the development, mapping, and tracking of a broad range of portfolio management issues regarding site/infrastructure development.
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