Data Center Facilities Manager

Location: Clarksville, TN
Company: Google
Employment: Full-Time
Posted: Apr 19, 2021

Minimum Requirements

  •  Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 10 years of experience working as a Facilities Manager or Chief Engineer
  • Experience in critical facilities management, including facility, technical and team management

Preferred Requirements

  • Master's degree or equivalent practical experience
  • Solid experience collaborating with other business units to meet company goals and standards.
  • Solid understanding of the operations and maintenance of electrical, control systems, and mechanical systems in a data center environment.
  • Proven ability to set, prioritize, and achieve business objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and grow team members, through coaching, mentoring, and training.

Job Description

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.

Our goals are to build, commission, operate, and maintain the best data centers in the industry. We focus on safety, reliability, availability, people development, and continuous improvements to support Google's vision.

Our thirst for technology is part of everything we do. Along with a team of great minds, you will approach complex topics like how we manage the lifecycle of our computing, network, and storage infrastructure in state of the art, environmentally-friendly facilities. You're a visionary who optimizes for efficiency, seeks continuous improvements, communicates recommendations to senior-level executives and drives implementation alongside peers.

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.


  • Plan and execute campus operational budgets, expense forecasting and manage established budgets.
  • Be responsible for meeting service level agreements (SLAs) with internal teams on uptime, efficiencies and cost. 
  • 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.

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