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Data Center Technician



Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2023

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Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience with operating systems and networking protocols.
  • Experience with computer hardware and server hardware or troubleshooting/diagnosing.
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 50% of the time.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with Linux operating systems.
  • Experience in project management and leadership.
  • Experience in maintenance and monitoring of server systems.
  • Experience working within a data center or network operation center environment.
  • Ability to collaborate and partner with teams to overcome challenges.

About the job

The Hardware Operations team is responsible for monitoring physical infrastructure behind Google's search technology.
As a Data Center Technician, you'll install, configure, test, troubleshoot, and maintain hardware (e.g., servers and its components) and server software (e.g., Google's Linux cluster). You'll manage the configuration of components (i.e., networks, routers, hubs, bridges, switches, and networking protocols). You'll also participate in or lead project teams on installations and develop project contingency plans. In addition, you will be involved in the manual movement and installation of racks.

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.


  • Lead troubleshooting and resolve escalated technical issues regarding affected equipment.
  • Contribute to and lead efforts/projects in the deployment, maintenance, and support of data center infrastructure.
  • Help test and troubleshoot server hardware components and designs.
  • Configure and troubleshoot OS-related issues on server.

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