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Operations Engineer (Council Bluffs, IA)

Google, Inc. Council Bluffs, IA

Job Description

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 tackle 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.

You install, configure, test and troubleshoot hardware (servers and components) and server software. You also manually move and install racks and servers.

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're always on call to keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.

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  • Resolve tickets and enquiries without escalation following established procedures, including complex tickets escalated from Operations Assistants.
  • Act as a lead for core efforts such as repairs and projects using established procedures. Contribute to documentation.
  • Take on-call rotations.
  • Manage processes or help to develop them.
  • Configure and troubleshoot Linux OS-related issues.


Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • Solid Linux/OS and networking experience.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with data center server and networking hardware and with a demonstrated understanding of the infrastructure at a high level.
  • Experience as a team or project lead.
  • Advanced understanding of hardware architecture, maintenance and repair.
  • Intermediate networking knowledge, including basic topology and protocol understanding.
  • Intermediate level Linux skills, including installation, systems administration and troubleshooting.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to interact appropriately with users of various technical skill levels and to remains calm and courteous while working to resolve problems.

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At Google, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. 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. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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Job Details

Date Posted August 31, 2017
Date Closes September 30, 2017
Located In Council Bluffs, IA
Department Hardware Operations
Job Type Full-time Employee
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
Start Date Immediately
SOC Category 17-2199.00 Engineers, All Other
Zipcode 51501
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