Information Technology Residency Program (Fixed-Term Employee), 2020 Start

Location:Sydney
Job Type:Full Time

Applications for our August 2020 intake are now open! Applicants must have right to work in Australia as Google is currently unable to sponsor a visa for this position.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 6 months of experience troubleshooting in a Linux, OS X, or Windows networked environment - supporting desktops/laptops, phone systems, video conference, and/or various wireless devices.
  • Customer service, client facing, and/or help desk experience.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Degree or certification in one of the following: Information Systems, Information Technology, Applied Networking, System Administration or other degree with applicable experience.
  • Completion of the Google IT Support Professional Certificate hosted on Coursera, or other comparable certifications.
  • 1 year of relevant work experience, including experience deploying and supporting desktops/laptops, phone systems, video conferencing and various wireless devices.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities and to make quick decisions with limited information.
  • Effective organisational, communication, leadership, and teamwork/collaboration skills, and passion for new technology and commitment to learning new skills.
  • Eligible to work in Australia.

About the job

Technical support for a technology company is a big task. As the Corporate Operations Engineer within the IT Support Technician team, your mission is to enable the people and technology that keep Google running. Your team provides the front line user support for all of our internal tools and technologies. Beyond the day-to-day, the team will contribute to longer-term technical projects, process improvement and the documentation efforts that help make the Google magic happen.

Google's Information Technology Residency Program (ITRP) is a 26-month role designed to jumpstart your career in technology at Google or beyond. Residents will learn what it takes to support and scale Google’s technology from our corporate infrastructure to end users.

We believe that a successful IT career has its foundation in user support, and ITRP gives you exposure to a wide range of issues, as you will assist Googlers from around the world. You will help Google's operations evolve at scale by finding innovative ways to make support more efficient. You will also act as a liaison between technical and non-technical groups to enhance Google's infrastructure and internal services.

We will train and equip you with everything you need to support our users. Through short-term travel, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the diverse support landscape in other Google offices. In addition, our learning and development programs are tailored to provide Residents with the technical and professional skills needed to accelerate a career in IT and prepare you for a variety of roles such as Security Engineering, System Administration, Network Engineering, Program Management, and more. Finally, you’ll spend three months in a rotation focusing on your selected career path.

IT Residency alumni have advanced on to a variety of positions, both at Google and other technology companies, in areas such as Networking, Security, Site Reliability Engineering, System Administration, Support, and more.

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.

Responsibilities

  • Provide support across all channels, including chat, email, phone, video, in-person, etc. (the amount of time dedicated to each will vary by location).
  • Troubleshoot across Google’s corporate resources, applications, and various operating systems, including Linux, OS X, Windows, Chrome OS and Android platforms.
  • Support various services such as video conferencing, remote access, new internal products and mobile technology.
  • Collaborate and share knowledge across the team and other Googlers.
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