This position is based in Frankfurt, Germany.
The area: Technical Infrastructure
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.
The role: Data Center Assistant
Our thirst for technology is a part of everything we do. The Data Center Engineering team takes the physical design of our data centers into the future. Our lab mirrors a research and development department -- cutting-edge strategies are born, tested and tested again. Along with a team of great minds, you tackle complex topics like how we use power or how to run state-of-the-art, environmentally-friendly facilities. You're a visionary who optimizes for efficiencies and never stops seeking improvements -- even small changes that can make a huge impact. You generate ideas, communicate recommendations to senior-level executives and drive implementation alongside facilities technicians.
You analyze and design improvements on engineering systems projects (e.g., cooling, electrical).
As a Data Center Assistant you will work alongside Operations Technicians in installing, troubleshooting, and maintaining servers, networking equipment, cabling. This can sometimes be a physically demanding job. You will also expand their basic knowledge and experience working computers and related equipment.
Fix broken servers (replace hard drives, replace bad sticks of RAM, etc.).
Crimp and run datacenter cabling.
Learn and apply diagnostic methods to troubleshoot datacenter equipment.
Physically move and rack equipment.
Basic knowledge of and hands on experience with computer hardware.
Ability to learn new software quickly.
Work independently or as part of a team, and ensure tasks are completed correctly and quickly.
Safely lift and move at least 50lbs.
Candidate must be flexible on hours; weekend and/or shift work may be necessary.
High level of English fluency.
The Big Picture
Do cool things that matter at Google Frankfurt.
Data Center & Network
Lay the foundation for innovation, collaboration and building a better web.
Team: Data Center & Network