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Google Staff Software Engineer and Technical Lead, Cloud Interconnect in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.

  • 8 years of experience with software development in one or more programming languages (e.g., Python, C, C++, Java, JavaScript).

  • 5 years of experience testing, launching software products, and 3 years of experience with software design and architecture.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or PhD in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related technical field.

  • 5 years of experience building and developing large-scale infrastructure, distributed systems or networks, or experience with compute technologies, storage, or hardware architecture.

  • 5 years of experience with infrastructure technologies, including developing large-scale distributed systems.

  • 3 years of experience working in a complex, matrixed organization involving cross-functional or cross-business projects.

  • Experience with networking in one or more of the configuration, control, and data planes.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Google's software engineers develop the next-generation technologies that change how billions of users connect, explore, and interact with information and one another. Our products need to handle information at massive scale, and extend well beyond web search. We're looking for engineers who bring fresh ideas from all areas, including information retrieval, distributed computing, large-scale system design, networking and data storage, security, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, UI design and mobile; the list goes on and is growing every day. As a software engineer, you will work on a specific project critical to Google’s needs with opportunities to switch teams and projects as you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve. We need our engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to take on new problems across the full-stack as we continue to push technology forward.

With your technical expertise you will manage project priorities, deadlines, and deliverables. You will design, develop, test, deploy, maintain, and enhance software solutions.

The Cloud Interconnect team is part of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and we develop and manage services that allows customers to connect their on-premises network to GCP through a fast, reliable, low-latency fiber link.

The Cloud Interconnect Virtual Infrastructure team is a team of Software Engineers (SWEs) within the larger Cloud Interconnect team. Our primary focus is delivering the core infrastructure and differentiator features powering Cloud Interconnect, and various horizontal programs. In this role, you will focus on leading and driving various differentiator feature offerings for Cloud Interconnect, such as observability.

Google Cloud accelerates every organization’s ability to digitally transform its business and industry. We deliver enterprise-grade solutions that leverage Google’s cutting-edge technology, and tools that help developers build more sustainably. Customers in more than 200 countries and territories turn to Google Cloud as their trusted partner to enable growth and solve their most critical business problems.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $189,000-$284,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits. Learn more about benefits at Google ( .

  • Drive the goal and investment directions of the areas, such as observability.

  • Lead other more junior team members to collectively work toward the agreed goals for the feature areas.

  • Develop and maintain distributed systems in multiple languages, especially C++ and Python, conforming to Google-wide standards.

  • Design and implement customer requested interconnect features through multiple stages such as requirements gathering, proposing design, and building agreement among the key stakeholders, implementing and rolling out to production.

  • Participate in Cloud Interconnect product design discussions and collaborate with various Google internal teams such as Cloud Interconnect Physical Infrastructure, Google Global Networking (GGN), GCP API, GCP UI in implementation and delivery of these designs.

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