Data Center Technician, Global Server Operations


Clarksville, TN, USA

Full time

$57.5-90k (annually)

Data + Analytics

Mar 10

Minimum qualifications:

  • Experience with troubleshooting, diagnosing, maintenance, and monitoring of computer hardware and server hardware.
  • Experience with operating systems and networking protocols.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working with and troubleshooting hardware/network related issues using Linux based tools.
  • Experience with maintenance and monitoring of server and network systems.
  • Experience with coding or scripting.
  • Experience in project leadership and project management.
  • 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.

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 $57,500-$90,000 + 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.


  • Contribute to efforts/projects in the deployment, maintenance, and support of current and new data center infrastructure.
  • Participate in complex troubleshooting and resolve critical technical issues.
  • Test and troubleshoot new server and network hardware components and designs.
  • Install and maintain switches, routers, and other large scale networking gear.
  • Configure and troubleshoot Linux OS-related issues.

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