QualificationsData center experienceUNIXLeadershipEHSMentoring
Experience working in data center environments, including building and operating large-scale infrastructure and network and compute architecture/lifecycle, and Linux/Unix system administration
Experience managing technical teams, vendor or agreement management, and service delivery
Experience leading and improving Environmental Health and Safety initiatives
Ability to set priorities, goals, objectives, and communicate with the team, partners, and other stakeholders
Understanding of networks and server hardware architecture, including maintenance and repair
Excellent strategic problem-solving skills
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 a Hardware Operations Manager, you will manage a team of Data Center Technicians. You will oversee the quality installation of server hardware and components and take charge of complicated installations/troubleshooting.
Your team will install, configure, test, troubleshoot and maintain hardware (like servers and its components) and server software (like Google’s Linux cluster). They will also take on the configuration of more complex components such as networks, routers, hubs, bridges, switches and networking protocols. They may lead small project teams on larger installations and develop project contingency plans.
The Data Center Infrastructure Operations (DCIO) team deploys and maintains the hardware components of Google’s compute, storage, and network infrastructure in the most efficient, reliable, secure, and scalable way possible. We monitor the physical infrastructure behind Google’s powerful Search technology. In this role, you will manage a team of Data Center Technicians.
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.
Oversee the day-to-day management of teams within data center operations.
Work with teams to identify and resolve problems and create solutions for our global computing and network architecture.
Ensure data center-related priorities are consistent with company objectives.
Hire, mentor, and develop a team to achieve strategic business goals.
Manage the implementation of projects within the team.
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.