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Google Data Center Technician in Los Angeles, California

Minimum qualifications:

  • Experience with computer and server hardware or troubleshooting/diagnosing.

  • Experience with Operating Systems and Networking Protocols.

  • Experience working and partnering with teams.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.

  • Linux Professional Institute (LPI) certification.

  • Experience working with and troubleshooting hardware/network related issues using Linux based tools.

  • Experience working with Linux (e.g., Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, SUSE, Ubuntu, Debian, Gentoo, etc.), Unix (e.g., Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, BSD, etc.), or similar OS.

  • Understanding of OS, PC hardware, and networking concepts, tools, and protocols.

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 $63,000-$105,000 + 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 ( .

  • Conduct machine maintenance.

  • Conduct network maintenance.

  • Deploy, decommission and upgrade projects.

  • Use the 5S methodology.

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 and If you have a need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form: