Principal Engineer, Efficiency Reliability, Google Cloud



Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2023

Note: Google’s hybrid workplace includes remote roles.

Remote location: Washington, USA.


Minimum qualifications:

  • 15 years of experience in software development, or 10 years with an advanced degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Engineering.
  • Experience in technical leadership and setting technical direction for engineering projects.
  • Experience architecting, designing, and developing distributed systems.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience motivating others to act by creating a shared sense of purpose.
  • Understanding of enterprise workloads.
  • Ability to create a compelling vision for the future, communicate clearly, and have a collaborative leadership approach.
  • Ability to take an entrepreneurial and strategic approach and work within technology and business functions to drive business goals and growth.
  • Passion for providing an excellent enterprise customer experience.

About the job

In this role, you will work as an executive-level technical leader to drive long-term infrastructure cost efficiencies across Google Cloud Platform (GCP)'s products portfolio. You will Drive the technical strategy for GCP's product portfolio to achieve infrastructure cost efficiencies balanced with our customers' need for highly available and performant services.

Google Cloud accelerates organizations’ ability to digitally transform their business with the best infrastructure, platform, industry solutions and expertise. We deliver enterprise-grade solutions that leverage Google’s cutting-edge technology – all on the cleanest cloud in the industry. 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 $271,000-$399,000 + 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 for new hire 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.

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  • Lead a distributed team of engineers across the organization and Google Cloud Platform teams.
  • Encourage and maintain engineering excellence on the team to build reliable distributed systems that our customers can build their business on.
  • Partner with technical leaders within Google and the open source community and contribute to product/project strategy, roadmap definition, and requirements-gathering.
  • Develop design principles, set a uniform process for reviewing designs within software teams, and define standards for writing, sharing, and reviewing design documents.
  • Provide domain knowledge and engineering insight to guide early designs, accelerate project decision-making, and maintain close oversight of technical execution.

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