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Come join us over here at Backblaze, we're neat! Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. If you share the same values and see a position below that excites you, we want to hear from you!

Data Center Technician

Department: DC-Sungard
Location: Rancho Cordova, CA


About Backblaze

Backblaze originated in a founder’s one-bedroom apartment where five people committed to helping people save their data. Backblaze provides cloud storage and backup that’s astonishingly easy to use and affordable. Our customers use our services so they can pursue dreams like curing cancer (genome mapping is data intensive), archiving the work of some of the greatest artists on the planet (learn more about how Austin City Limits uses B2), or simply sleeping well at night (anyone that’s spilled a cup of coffee on a laptop knows the relief that comes with complete, secure backups). We are entrusted with well over an exabyte of data from customers in more than 175 countries. We exited 2020 growing rapidly, and we've done it all with just $3M in total funding.

We’ve managed to nurture a team-oriented culture with amazingly low turnover. Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing for our customers and coworkers. Our customers are happy, and so are our coworkers: In the most recent “Great Place to Work” survey, 99% of our team rated Backblaze as “a great place to work.” Check out what our employees are saying on Glassdoor!

But while there is a lot to celebrate in our past, there is almost as much opportunity ahead of us. We are seeking a Data Center Technician

What You’ll Do: 

  • Work as Backblaze’s physical presence in Sacramento area datacenter(s)
  • Help maintain physical infrastructure including racking equipment, replacing hard drives and other system components
  • Repair and troubleshoot defective equipment with minimal supervision
  • Support datacenter's 24x7 staff to install new equipment, handle after hours emergencies and other tasks
  • Help manage onsite inventory of hard drives, cables, rails and other spare parts
  • RMA defective components
  • Setup, test and activate new equipment via the Linux command line
  • Help train new Datacenter Technicians as needed
  • Help with projects to install new systems and services as time allows
  • Follow and improve data center best practices and documentation
  • Maintain a clean and well-organized work environment
  • On-call responsibilities require being within an hour of the facility and occasional trips onsite 24x7 to resolve issues that can’t be handled remotely
  • Workdays may include Saturday and/or Sunday (e.g. working Tuesday - Saturday)


The Right Fit:

  • Excellent communication, time management, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Ability to lift/move 50-75 lbs and work down near the floor on a daily basis
  • Position based near Sacramento, CA and may require periodic visits to the corporate office in San Mateo, CA
  • May require travel to other Datacenters to provide coverage and/or to assist with new site set-up


Backblaze Perks:

  • 100% healthcare for family
  • Competitive compensation and 401k
  • Full-time employees receive option grants
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Fully stocked micro kitchens and strong coffee
  • Childcare bonus (human children only)
  • Generous skills training policy to continue your professional development
  • Culture that supports healthy work-life balance


At Backblaze, we value being fair and good to our customers, partners, and employees. That’s why diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values. We are committed to fostering a workforce where all employees feel a sense of belonging regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic status, ability, veteran status, and education. We believe that our dedication to cultivating a diverse workspace not only allows us to better serve our customers in over 175 countries, but further reinforces our commitment to doing the right thing. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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