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Full Time

Job Details

Minimum qualifications:
  • 15 years of experience in software development.
  • Experience building software and distributed systems.
  • Experience with technical innovation

Preferred qualifications:
  • Master's degree.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally, partnering with groups (e.g., Sales, Engineering, Product Management, Product Marketing, UX, and UI), and brokering trade offs with stakeholders and understanding their needs.
  • Strong understanding of private and public cloud design considerations and limitations in the areas of virtualization, global infrastructure, distributed systems, load balancing, networking, massive data storage, and security.
  • Solid foundation in SW design, data structures and algorithms, and strong analytical and debugging skills with customer-facing products experience.
About the job

As the Maintenance, Qualification, and Deploy Principal Engineer within the Google Cloud Compute Engine (GCE) organization, you will be responsible for ensuring Google Compute Engine (i.e., virtual machine, kernel, guest OS, microcode, and embedded) software releases are trustworthy, transparent, scalable, and controlled. You will have an understanding of software release processes, qualification methodologies, and customer needs. You will also utilize leadership and communication skills to influence decisions and strategy across the Google Cloud Compute organization and partner teams.

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 $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.

  • Define the working space and lead the overall strategy for GCE release validation for the node software in partnership with experts across the organization.
  • Define a multi-tier product surface testing strategy from low-level functional testing through high-level workload testing, partnering with site reliability, qualification, and performance teams on the workload strategy.
  • Develop design principles, set a uniform process for reviewing designs within software teams, and define standards for writing, sharing, and reviewing design documents.
  • Represent the needs of Google customers and their workloads in the context of GCE software maintenance.
  • Work with experts to enhance our disruption measurements and monitoring strategy to better represent our customer experience. Challenge existing methods and help us explore other paths which might unlock less disruptive ways to update our kernel and  machine software.
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, Maintenance, Qualification, and Deploy
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