Data Center Facilities Manager, Global Data Centers

Google   •  

Henderson, NV

Industry: Technology


11 - 15 years

Posted 44 days ago

About the job

The Data Center team designs and operates some of the most sophisticated electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and HVAC systems in the world. Facility Technicians at Google data centers operate, monitor and support physical facilities conditions. Some duties will include heating and cooling of air and water, power supply, generators, UPS systems, electrical distribution and control and monitoring systems. You regularly help inspect, maintain and repair various data center systems such as piping and non-critical electrical or mechanical system components). You'll provide daily assistance to senior technicians as you read blueprints/schematics, conduct tours of systems and assess their working order.

You will develop creative approaches to reducing operational costs while improving overall data center efficiency. You ensure that environmental and safety standards are consistently met, identifying problems and making repairs quickly In emergency situations or abnormal conditions, you manage data center performance issues and outages to minimize the recovery time from failures.

As a Data Center Facilities Manager, you will be responsible for leading a team in 24/7 Data Center operations. You'll be responsible for working towards SLAs with internal teams on uptime, efficiencies and cost. You will grow the campus team to meet the needs of the business, and leverage technical talent across the campus and identify key hiring needs for regional data centers.

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.


  • Plan and execute campus operational budgets, expense forecasting and manage established budgets.
  • Set strategy and plan deployments across multiple sites.
  • Lead efforts to integrate Google-wide strategy and execution with internal and external business partners.
  • Create strategy for cost effective operations, focused on total cost of ownership.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and innovation in approaching traditional data center and emergent challenges.

Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10 years of experience as a Facilities Manager or Chief Engineer.
  • Experience in critical facilities management, including facility, technical and team management.
  • Experience managing a large-scale, mission critical facilities portfolio.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a related engineering field.
  • Experience collaborating with other business units to meet company goals and standards.
  • Understanding of electrical and mechanical systems in a data center environment.
  • Effective people management and leadership skills, with the ability to influence at all levels.