Bachelor's degree in a technical field or equivalent practical experience.
Experience in managing technical teams.
Ability to speak and write in English fluently.
Experience in Linux/Unix system administration.
Experience working in data center environments, including building and operating infrastructure.
Experience in initiating and executing initiatives in a global environment.
Knowledge of networks and computer hardware architecture, including maintenance and repair.
Excellent problem solving skills.
Passion for operations and people management.
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 components such as networks, routers, hubs, bridges, switches and networking protocols. They may lead small project teams on installations and develop project contingency plans.
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 others to identify problems and create solutions for computing and network architecture.
Manage the implementation of projects within the team.
Hire, coach, and develop a team to achieve strategic business goals.
Ensure data center-related priorities are consistent with company objective.
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.