- Software troubleshooting
- Network protocols
- Operating systems
- Computer networking
Note: By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location from the following: Leesburg, VA, USA; Sterling, VA, USA.
Experience in maintenance and monitoring of server systems.
Experience with operating systems and networking protocols.
Experience with troubleshooting and diagnosing computer, server, and network hardware.
Experience troubleshooting OS, network equipment and software.
Experience with coding, systems administration or scripting.
Experience working with and troubleshooting hardware or network related issues using Linux-based tools.
Ability to collaborate and partner with people and teams to overcome challenges.
About the job
Google isn't just a software company. The Hardware Operations team is responsible for monitoring the state-of-the-art physical infrastructure behind Google's powerful search technology. As an Operations Technician, you'll install, configure, test, troubleshoot and maintain hardware (like servers and its components) and server software (like Google's Linux cluster). You'll also take on the configuration of more complex components such as networks, routers, hubs, bridges, switches and networking protocols. You'll participate in or lead small project teams on larger installations and develop project contingency plans. A typical day involves manual movement and installation of racks, and while it can sometimes be physically demanding, you are excited to work with infrastructure that is at the cutting-edge of computer technology.
As a Data Center Technician, you'll deploy and maintain Google's Data Center Server and Network Infrastructure by installing, configuring, testing, troubleshooting, and repairing hardware and server software. You'll manage the configuration of networks, routers, bridges, and switches. You'll lead local project teams on installations and develop project contingency plans. In this role, you will manage the physical deployment of data center-related technology and partner with various stakeholders. You will ensure that goals, missions, and projects are successfully delivered and that they are repeatable across our global array of data centers. In this role, you will move and install equipment, and ensure Google Data Center quality and reliability.
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.
Partner and lead efforts/projects in the deployment, maintenance, and support of data center infrastructure.
Test and troubleshoot new server and network hardware components and designs.
Install and maintain switches, routers, and other large scale networking gear.
Configure and troubleshoot Linux OS-related issues.
Lead complex troubleshooting and resolve critical technical issues.
Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google's EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form.