Unix and Linux Systems Administrator

Full Time
Main Location
Mountain View, CA, United States
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Note: By applying to this position your application is automatically submitted to the following locations: Sunnyvale, CA, USA; Thornton, CO, USA

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 4 years of experience implementing, troubleshooting, and supporting Unix/Linux operating system.
  • Experience in configuration management and automation efforts with technical troubleshooting and performance tuning experience.
  • Scripting experience in writing/modifying code to improve monitoring and automation (Python,Perl, Shell, etc.).

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience programming in Java, Perl, Go, Ruby, and/or PowerShell.
  • Experience with mixed operating systems (e.g., Linux, Red Hat, Windows, etc.).
  • Knowledge of OS internals (file systems, storage, process lifecycle, etc.).
  • Understanding of Cloud technologies, including containerization, Docker, and Kubernetes.
  • Exceptional customer service, leadership, organizational, communication and interface skills.
About the job

Systems Administrators embrace Google's motto to ensure millions of users can access the world's information without a glitch. As a Systems Administrator at Google, you own and support the needs of one of Google's server infrastructure systems. You're highly technical and work directly with other server and service owners to ensure reliability and sustainability of the Google service infrastructure as well as compliance with internal policies. Success in this role means you are able to support servers in a mixed operating system environment and work efficiently with our internal technology providers as well as other operations groups. Googlers rely on your guidance when it comes to design decisions so you'll have a direct impact in keeping the business productive.

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.

  • Administer Linux and Windows systems, including configuration, troubleshooting, and automation.
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems, and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
  • Analyze complex system behavior, performance, and application issues and participate in the on-call rotation.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment while ensuring the uptime and availability of Google's products to customers and Googlers.
  • Respond to tickets within team defined Service Level Objectives (SLO) and support, maintain, and deploy team-supported infrastructure and documentation.
At Google, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. 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 this form.

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Unix and Linux Systems Administrator
Google LLC