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Google Data Center Technician, Hardware Operations in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Minimum qualifications:

  • Experience with component-level repairs on IT equipment.

  • Ability to work non-standard hours, including working weekends, holidays, and on shift-based schedules as required.

  • Ability to lift/move 50lb (23kg) of equipment as required and exert yourself physically over extended periods of time, including frequent bending, kneeling, climbing, pushing/pulling and lifting.

Preferred qualifications:

  • 1 year of experience diagnosing and troubleshooting one of the following: operating systems and computer/server hardware or networking protocols.

  • Ability to collaborate and partner with teams to overcome challenges.

  • Ability to adapt to changes in a dynamic work environment.

  • Ability to understand and to effectively execute frequent verbal and written instructions.

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.

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 $56,000-$80,000 + 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 (https://careers.google.com/benefits/) .

  • Report issues and follow data center procedures to troubleshoot and diagnose straightforward issues with equipment or infrastructure as they arise, and apply the resources needed to resolve identified issues.

  • Test and troubleshoot new server hardware

components and designs.

  • Repair, fix, and perform preventative maintenance on equipment, servers, machines, or infrastructure based on identified issues with defined solutions and limited guidance.

  • Deploy and maintain Google's advanced Data Center

Server and Network Infrastructure.

  • Maintain the security and integrity of data, track various forms of media to check for standard data security issues (e.g. data was not properly erased) handled in accordance with Google security standards.

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 https://careers.google.com/eeo/ and https://careers.google.com/jobs/dist/legal/OFCCPEEOPost.pdf If you have a need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form: https://goo.gl/forms/aBt6Pu71i1kzpLHe2.