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Data Center Technician, Hardware Operations


Posted Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Posting ID: 77400124642206406

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Minimum qualifications:

  • Experience with Operating Systems and Networking Protocols.
  • Experience in a data center, network operation center, help desk, or similar environments.
  • Experience in maintenance and monitoring of server systems.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working with and troubleshooting hardware or network related issues using Linux-based tools.
  • Experience in troubleshooting OS, network equipment, and software
  • Experience with coding, systems administration, or scripting.
  • Ability to manage competing and changing priorities.
  • 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 will deploy and maintain Google's Data Center Server and Network Infrastructure by installing, configuring, testing, troubleshooting, and repairing hardware and server software. You will manage the configuration of networks, routers, bridges, and switches. You will lead local project teams on installations and develop project contingency plans. 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 delivered and that they are repeatable across the global array of data centers.

The Data Center team designs and operates some of the most sophisticated electrical and HVAC systems in the world. We are a diverse, upbeat, creative, team-oriented group of engineers committed to building and operating powerful data centers.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $52,500-$75,500 + 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 .


  • Repair broken equipment, including servers, networking and storage devices (e.g., replace hard drives, replace bad sticks of RAM, swap CPUs, etc.).
  • Contribute and lead efforts/projects in the deployment, maintenance, and support of current and new data center servers and network infrastructure.
  • Lead complex troubleshooting and resolve critical or escalated technical issues over a significant population of affected equipment.
  • Help test and troubleshoot new complex server hardware components and designs.
  • Configure and troubleshoot OS-related issues on servers.

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 .

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