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Google Network Infrastructure Engineer, Google Distributed Cloud in Thornton, Colorado

Minimum qualifications:

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

  • Experience in telecommunications at carrier class scale

  • Experience with optical network infrastructure, transmission systems, layer 2/3 routers, and data services

  • Experience with networking in key protocols and concepts (e.g., multi-protocol label switching, border gateway protocol, intermediate system to intermediate system, and software-defined networking)

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in a data center or POP environment

  • Experience managing and/or directing field operation technicians, engineers, and extended workforces in a telecommunications environment

  • Knowledge of OSP, ISP, AC/DC power systems and environmental controls relay rack/cabinet/cage construction

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.

Google Distributed Cloud (GDC) is a fully managed product that brings Google Cloud’s infrastructure and services closer to where our customers' data is being generated and consumed. GDC is built on Anthos, an open-source-based platform that unifies the management of infrastructure and applications across on-premises, edge, and in multiple public clouds, all while offering consistent operation at scale. GDC, which is available now in preview, taps into our planet-scale infrastructure that delivers the highest levels of performance, availability, and security. Our Infrastructure, Engineering, and Planning teams are tasked with designing, developing, and building GDC globally, in partnership with internal cross-functional teams.

In this role, you will be at the intersection of physical facility engineering, network engineering, architecture, software automation, and development.

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 $106,000 + 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.

  • Manage lifecycle infrastructure engineering for GDC across Google Distributed Cloud Edge (e.g., operator edge, customer edge, and data centers). Plan, design, develop, activate, and build GDC infrastructure globally.

  • Work cross-functionally to design, develop, and validate product introductions of network and computing hardware, solutions, and technologies.

  • Support Google Cloud in evaluating customer agreements and opportunities via request for information, request for quotation, and request for proposal processes. Identify novel approaches to keep our unit costs low and customers delighted.

  • Assist Engineering teams in building an ecosystem of integration, empowering software automation to scale GDC globally.

  • Plan full lifecycles for GDC (e.g., geographic expansion, capacity planning, and migration). Develop, project manage, and deliver on a global implementation build plan, bringing Google Distributed Cloud to market.

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) .