RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The “help wanted” sign is on the Web for the first technical jobs Google plans to fill in Lenoir.

The jobs section at Google’s site includes several openings, from data center facilities manager to a Linux system administrator.

As the story we have reprinted today from the News-Topic in Lenoir documents, Google is wasting no time in getting the new data center built in the Caldwell County city of some 60,000. Google officials have told city, county and N.C. people involved in the process that the search engine giant wants to fill jobs with people from the local community.

Some of the jobs and requirements include:

Data Center Facilities Manager:

“Google is looking for an experienced data center facilities manager to provide day-to-day oversight and management of a Google-operated data center facility. This individual will act as the interface between teams at Google headquarters, the local contractors and employees responsible for maintenance and operation of the facility … and the Google team responsible for installation and operation of servers within the data center. This position will ensure the ongoing flawless operation of the data center, will ensure that facilities problems are identified and repaired quickly, will ensure that contractors are delivering quality services, and will make sure that all internal customer demands are being met. This individual will work to find creative ways to keep operational costs to a minimum and will work outside of the box with team members to improve efficiency and implement new data center strategies.”

Specific requirements include at least three years of experience in running a data center and a “great attitude with internal customers and external parties, excellent written and verbal communications skills, stellar Internet and computing skills, and the ability to provide leadership and oversight to the facilities team employed at the data center.”

Data Center Facilities Technicians:

“Technicians must ensure that facilities problems are identified and repaired quickly, that contractors deliver quality services, and that internal customer demands are met. A good technician develops creative approaches to keep operational costs to a minimum, improve efficiency, and implement new strategies.”
Google also wants people who have a “great attitude,” “stellar Internet and computing skills,” and “craftsmanship in completing assigned projects.”
Hardware Operations Manager:

“It is your job to motivate these technical teams so that they are efficiently deploying new servers, fixing broken servers, installing new networking infrastructure, etc. At the scale you will be dealing with, there will be many complex processes and technical challenges that you will have to help your teams solve.”

In addition to multiple technical requirements, this person needs the “ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and tight timelines” and to have “demonstrated strategic problem solving skills.”

Hardware Operations Team Manager:

“At the scale you will be dealing with, there will be many complex processes and technical challenges that you will have to help your team solve. Do not apply for this position unless you have a solid background in Linux system administration, PC hardware, networking, and infrastructure.”

Linux System Administrator:

“We are looking for exceptional System Administrators, at all levels of experience, to support our growing office and server infrastructure. The ideal candidate is goal-oriented, has the ability to handle interrupts while fluidly switching between several projects, and takes a ‘work smarter, not harder’ approach.”

By the way, the Linux position is not limited to Lenoir but to all of North Carolina. Google does operate a software office in Chapel Hill.