Data Center Technician Intern, Hardware Operations, 2022

Date Posted: Posted30+ days ago

Job Description

  • Please complete your application before March 31, 2022.
  • This program is open to all university, polytechnic, and higher education students, and is committed to addressing diversity at Google and in the technology industry.
  • You should be able to complete a 10-12 week internship program.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Experience with installing a Network or Linux system.
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's degree or Higher Education diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, Information Technology, Information Engineering, or similar technical area of study.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Classroom experience or a practical understanding of Linux and Networking, including installation, systems administration, and troubleshooting.
  • Knowledge and experience with hardware architecture, maintenance, and repair.
  • Knowledge of networking, including topology and protocol concepts.
  • Ability to learn new technical skills and domains.
  • Ability to work as a team member and to collaborate with others to resolve challenges.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.

About the job

Behind Google’s simple search box is one of the most complex technology infrastructures in the world. And behind that infrastructure is a diverse group of Googlers, who design, build, and keep the lights on for our users.

Our Data Center Engineering team takes the physical design of our data centers into the future, and our technical, engineering, and support teams bring ideas to life. The teams use creative approaches to reduce operational costs and to extend traditional practices to meet our goal of making our data centers the most energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable in the world.

Within Data Center Engineering, the Hardware Operations team is responsible for monitoring, maintaining, and deploying the state-of-the-art physical infrastructure behind Google's powerful search technology. This team offers a great introduction to the wider engineering world at Google, as you will deploy and maintain Google's advanced Data Center Server and Network Infrastructure. Your duties range from the physical deployment of data center-related technology to working closely with the various stakeholders.


  • Contribute to repairs, upgrades, decoms, deployments, cabling, etc.
  • Identify trends for machine failure, report bugs, and work with remote teams to resolve them.
  • Contribute to projects in deployment and maintenance, and provide support of current and new data center infrastructure.
  • Configure and troubleshoot Linux OS Hardware issues on our servers, and resolve critical or escalated technical challenges over a significant population of affected equipment.
  • Work in a physically demanding setting. Communicate effectively with English speaking clients and partners.
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.

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