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Nu Advisory Partners

Data Center Mechanical Engineer, Advanced Technology and Innovation



IT, Other Engineering
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2023


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design, a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3 years of experience in mechanical design and analysis for medium-scale production, structural beams/elements, and international building codes.
  • 2 years of experience with 3D CAD systems, structural and thermal analysis techniques (e.g., Ansys, RISA-3D, etc.).

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in designing complex modular building scale assemblies with an understanding of mechanical tolerances and tolerance analysis.
  • Ability to architect solutions backed by business case analysis.

About the job

Our thirst for technology is a part of everything we do. The Data Center Engineering team takes the physical design of our data centers into the future. Our lab mirrors a research and development department -- cutting-edge strategies are born, tested and tested again. Along with a team of great minds, you take on complex topics like how we use power or how to run state-of-the-art, environmentally-friendly facilities. You're a visionary who optimizes for efficiencies and never stops seeking improvements -- even small changes that can make a huge impact. You generate ideas, communicate recommendations to senior-level executives and drive implementation alongside facilities technicians.

As a Data Center Mechanical Engineer, you will own and design to the entire product design life cycle, including requirements gathering, concept generation, detailed design with analysis, verification testing, cross-functional reviews, and manufacturing release. You will develop and execute designs for complex systems backed by thorough engineering analysis.

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.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $96,000-$139,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.
Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits. Learn more about benefits at Google.


  • Create test plans, perform testing, and validate designs to meet engineering requirements.
  • Troubleshoot, root cause, and resolve potential technical challenges. Influence and shape future products by providing mechanical and structural engineering expertise into the technology roadmap with data-driven decisions.
  • Identify and scope projects around innovation opportunities as well as technology risks.
  • Provide technical mentorship and coaching and foster professional growth within the team.

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