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Even Google looking hard for good data center types

July 16th, 2008 by Mark Fontecchio

In the category of data center jobs, even Google is out there aggressively looking for people. As we have reported before, it’s hard to find good data center leaders out there. Being a data center manager requires a mix of IT know-how with facility engineering knowledge that, frankly, not many people out there have.

Even Google is apparently having difficulty finding the right people. Shikha Wadhwa, who does engineering leadership staffing for the Mountain View, Calif. Web search giant, sent us an email looking to promote its data center openings, and in particular, “Datacenter Facilities Leadership Positions.” From the note:

Google is Hiring!

Google is looking for highly motivated individuals to provide leadership and oversight of our state-of-the-art datacenter facilities. Our datacenters are industry-leading examples of innovative capital- and energy-efficient designs in action. We are looking for people to provide leadership in areas spanning Data Center Facilities Engineering, Operations, Construction Services, Project Management and R&D.

The full Google job listing adds that they’re looking for a bachelor’s or master’s in a technical field and at least 10 years experience managing a mission-critical facility.

Working at Google has become something of an enigma, with articles devoted solely to describing how to get hired at Google. But with comments in the email to us such as “If you or someone else you know is interested in finding out more, we would love to hear from you!” and promising that they’ll “circle back with you asap!” it’s obvious they’re looking hard for qualified data center types.

Google was one of Fortune’s 100 best companies to work for in 2007, although you should have doubts if you think the Google day care is all it’s cracked up to be.