Google Data Center Hardware Operations Engineer in Hamina, Finland

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 Engineer, 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.

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.

Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the team in the deployment, projects and support of new data center infrastructure as our Linux cluster grows.
  • Fix broken servers, replace hard drives, replace bad sticks of RAM, etc.
  • Configure and troubleshoot Linux OS related issues on our servers.
  • Install and maintain switches, routers, and other large scale networking gear.
  • Help test and troubleshoot new server hardware components and designs.
Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • LPIC or equivalent experience working with Linux (Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, SUSE, Ubuntu, Debian, Gentoo) or Unix (Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, BSD).

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working with and troubleshooting hardware/network related issues using Linux based tools.
  • Understanding of basic OS, PC hardware and networking concepts, tools and protocols.
  • Ability to speak and write in English fluently and idiomatically.
  • Ability to lift/move 50 lbs (25kg) equipment on a daily basis.
  • This position requires shift work that may include after hours, weekends and holidays.

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