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Job Details

Note: By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location from the following: New York, NY, USA; Sunnyvale, CA, USA. Minimum qualifications:
  • 15 years of experience in software development or 10 years with an advanced degree.
  • Experience architecting, designing, and developing distributed systems.
  • Experience in technical leadership and setting technical direction for engineering projects.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience collaborating effectively across organizational boundaries, building relationships, and importing and exporting ideas to achieve broad organizational goals.
  • Expertise in data structures, algorithms, and complexity analysis.
  • Excellent problem-solving, negotiation, and organizational skills.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills that drive executional impact at scale.
About the job

As a Principal Engineer, you will operate across a global Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) organization, and partner with the Corporate Engineering and Core Hybrid Platforms developer organizations. You will work with executive developer stakeholders to ensure alignment between the organizations, and contribute directly to the key strategic efforts. You will model and mentor technical talent across the pillars to ensure SRE is influential across the substantial product area engineering efforts. You will have a chance to have a very broad strategic impact across engineers and make a difference to Google's business.

The Core team builds the technical foundation behind Google’s flagship products. We are owners and advocates for the underlying design elements, developer platforms, product components, and infrastructure at Google. These are the essential building blocks for excellent, safe, and coherent experiences for our users and drive the pace of innovation for every developer. We look across Google’s products to build central solutions, break down technical barriers and strengthen existing systems. As the Core team, we have a mandate and a unique opportunity to impact important technical decisions across the company.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $278,000-$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 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.

  • Develop a deep understanding of Google's use of Corporate, Google Cloud, and Production infrastructure to inform decision making.
  • Understand the complex relationship between the SRE organization and its environment, identify connections, adopt different perspectives, and quickly respond to changing circumstances in a strategic way.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot complex distributed systems that combine internally and externally developed software and production infrastructure. Develop and promote best practices from patterns observed in designs and incidents. 
  • Collaborate with leaders in Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Corparate Engineering, Corporate Networking (GEN), and Real Estate and Workplace Services (REWS) to influence technical direction and to define and work towards selected states.
  • Lead and collaborate to define a multi-year technical roadmap. Stay up-to-date with industry developments and enterprise infrastructure, and anticipate significant risks.
Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google's EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form.
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Principal Engineer, Site Reliability Engineering, Core
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