Google

Data Center Technician, Third-Party Data Centers

Google

September 14, 2021


Minimum qualifications:
  • Experience with diagnosing and troubleshooting operating system and computer/server hardware.
  • Experience with networking protocols.
  • Experience with navigating and troubleshooting operating systems.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or D.E.C. in Computer Science or Electronics, or equivalent practical experience.
  • LPIC or equivalent experience working with Linux (Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, SUSE, Ubuntu, Debian, Gentoo) or Unix (Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, BSD), and/or another similar OS.
  • Experience working with and troubleshooting hardware/network related issues using Linux based tools.
  • Understanding of intermediate OS, PC hardware and networking concepts, tools and protocols.
About the job
The Hardware Operations team is responsible for monitoring, maintaining and deploying the state-of-the-art physical infrastructure behind Google's powerful search technology. As a Data Center Technician, you'll deploy and maintain Google's advanced Data Center Server and Network Infrastructure. You'll also participate in or lead local project teams on larger installations and develop project contingency plans.
In this role, duties range from the physical deployment of data center-related technology to working closely with the various stakeholders. It will fall to you to ensure that our goals, missions and projects are successfully delivered, and, more importantly, that they are repeatable across our global array of data centers. This position offers a great introduction to the wider engineering world at Google. Depending of your area of interest, capabilities, and geographical mobility, you will have the opportunity to develop either within Hardware Operations or move towards software development, engineering, networking operations or our project management groups.
In this role, areas of focus range from the physical deployment of data center-related technology to working closely with the various stakeholders.
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 keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.
Responsibilities
  • Deploy and maintain Google's advanced Data Center Server and Network Infrastructure.
  • Participate in or lead local project deliverables on larger installations and develop project contingency plans.
  • Deploy data center-related technology to working closely with the various stakeholders.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot data center operations within the hardware, networking and software fields.
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