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Google Network Engineer, Global Networking, Optical Engineering and Operations in Thornton, Colorado

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline or equivalent practical experience.

  • Experience in optical network operations and performance analysis.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience conducting statistical analysis of optical hardware and network incidents to be used in the creation of continual service improvement plans.

  • Experience in building and maintaining software tools and automation frameworks that programmatically analyze and troubleshoot global-scale optical networks and supporting systems.

  • Ability to write SQL and/or query complex data structures to retrieve network and process diagnostic information.

  • Ability to analyze business processes and create data-driven recommendations for improvement.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English with the ability to influence others with data-driven engineering and operations skills.

Google is proud to boast a network that provides service to millions of Internet users around the world. The Network Engineering team is responsible for operating that network reliably and at scale. As a member of the team, you have a direct impact on design and feature enhancements to keep our systems running smoothly. You also ensure that network operations are safe and efficient by monitoring network performance, coordinating planned maintenance, adjusting hardware components and responding to network connectivity issues. Google's complex network generates a constant stream of challenges which require you to continually be innovative with an evolving set of technologies. Keeping the network reliable ensures that our users stay connected with our suite of applications, products and services.

Our goal in Optical Engineering and Operations (OEO) is to deliver capabilities, processes and tools to scale the restoration of network capacity to deliver Google to the world. As a Network Engineer in the Google Global Networking (GGN) team, you will work with other network engineers and teams in Google to ensure the smooth operation of our optical networking platforms and peering interconnects on the Google production network.

Behind everything our users see online is the architecture built by the Technical Infrastructure team to keep it running. From developing and maintaining our data centers to building the next generation of Google platforms, we make Google's product portfolio possible. We're proud to be our engineers' engineers and love voiding warranties by taking things apart so we can rebuild them. We keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.

Additional Information

(Colorado only*) Minimum salary of $120,000 + bonus + equity + benefits.

*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085 (8-5-20) of the minimum salary compensation for this role when being hired into our offices in Colorado.

  • Author network operations workflows and processes.

  • Support new optical networking technology additions to Google's network.

  • Ensure and advocate for supportability and full integration with existing systems and processes.

  • Work with network design, deployment, and engineering teams to operationalize stable, scalable platforms. Create prototypes for problem solutions and extend software tools where required to minimize downtime of Google's optical and peering networks.

  • Advocate for and support the front-line support team by actively seeking out and automating recurring transactional tasks. Work with other development teams to define requirements for additional systems and work to integrate and coordinate tools and processes developed both internally and externally to OEO.

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 (https://careers.google.com/eeo/) 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 (https://goo.gl/forms/aBt6Pu71i1kzpLHe2) .