Data Center Technician

Google (Jakarta JK, Indonesia) 16 hours ago

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • Ability to lift/move 25kg equipment as required. Ability to work non-standard work hours as needed, including working weekends, holidays and shift-based schedules.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time as required.
  • Ability to speak and write in English and Indonesian fluently and idiomatically.

Preferred qualifications:

  • LPIC or equivalent experience working with Linux, Unix and/or similar OS.
  • Experience working extensively on data center server and networking hardware with an understanding of the infrastructure at a high level.
  • Experience as a team, project or technical lead.
  • Demonstrated Linux skills, including installation, systems administration and troubleshooting skills. Advanced Networking knowledge, including topology and protocol understanding.
  • Effective people and communication skills.

About the job

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.


  • Contribute to and lead efforts/projects in the deployment, maintenance and support of current and new data center infrastructure.
  • Lead complex troubleshooting, and resolve critical or escalated technical issues regarding affected equipment.
  • Test and troubleshoot new complex server hardware components and designs.
  • Configure and troubleshoot Linux OS-related issues on our servers.


Due to the current health crisis related to COVID-19 and the escalating visa/travel restrictions in place, we're currently unable to extend offers to anyone who cannot work from Indonesia due to lockdown visa/travel restrictions, or other restrictive measures until further notice. Consequently, we will be prioritizing candidates who can start in this location by set date as expected. We're keeping the situation under review and would adjust our position should the restrictive measures be removed later on.