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Data Center Operations Manager, Global Server Operations

Google Inc.
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Data Center Operations Manager, Global Server Operations

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  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 years of experience in computing infrastructure, networking, operating systems, or hardware.
  • 3 years of experience managing technical teams, vendor or agreement management and delivery.
Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience working in data center environments, including building and operating large-scale infrastructure, and network and compute architecture and lifecycle, and Linux/Unix system administration.
  • Experience with initiating and executing strategic initiatives in a global environment.
  • Ability to lead and improve Environmental Health and Safety initiatives.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time as needed.
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.

In this role, you will lead one or more teams to deliver critical data center initiatives (e.g., data security, machine maintenance, networking), identify trends via data analytics at the project level, and drive the changes needed to address them (e.g., improve tools, processes, or procedures). You will be the point of contact for escalation for one or more data center sites, quantifying systemic issues and escalating when appropriate. You will work with the partner (e.g., Program Managers, Data Center Operations) to provide input into short-term and long-term strategy, process changes, and task orders for the site. You'll manage projects to budget, timeline, and resourcing needs.

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.

  • Oversee the day-to-day management of teams within data center operations.
  • Communicate priorities and facilitate hand off of operations to following shift leads.
  • Work together to identify and resolve problems and create solutions for our global computing and network architecture.
  • Manage the implementation of projects within the team.
  • Ensure data center-related priorities are consistent with company objectives.

Google is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to building a workforce that is representative of the users we serve, creating a culture of belonging, and providing an equal employment opportunity regardless of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition (including breastfeeding), expecting or parents-to-be, criminal histories consistent with legal requirements, or any other basis protected by law. See also Google's EEO Policy , Know your rights: workplace discrimination is illegal , Belonging at Google , and How we hire .

Google is a global company and, in order to facilitate efficient collaboration and communication globally, English proficiency is a requirement for all roles unless stated otherwise in the job posting.

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