- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary to negotiate
Experience in the field of Computer Science.
Experience coding in one or more of the following programming languages: C, C++, Java, Python and/or Go.
Experience in algorithms and data structures.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
Experience designing, analyzing and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems.
Understanding of Unix/Linux operating systems.
Ability to debug, optimize code and automate routine tasks.
Ability to systematically approach problem-solving and take initiative with a sense of accountability.
About the job
Hope is not a strategy. Engineering solutions to design, build, and maintain efficient large-scale systems is a true strategy, and a good one.
Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is an engineering discipline that combines software and systems engineering to build and run large-scale, massively distributed, fault-tolerant systems. SRE ensures that Google's services—both our internally critical and our externally-visible systems—have reliability and uptime appropriate to users' needs and a fast rate of improvement while keeping an ever-watchful eye on capacity and performance.
SRE is also a mindset and a set of engineering approaches to running better production systems—we build our own creative engineering solutions to operations problems. Much of our software development focuses on optimizing existing systems, building infrastructure and eliminating work through automation. As SREs are responsible for the big picture of how our systems relate to each other, we use a breadth of tools and approaches to solve a broad spectrum of problems. Practices such as limiting time spent on operational work, blameless postmortems and proactive identification of potential outages factor into iterative improvement that is key to both product quality and interesting and dynamic day-to-day work.
SRE's culture of diversity, intellectual curiosity, problem solving and openness is key to its success. Our organization brings together people with a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We encourage them to collaborate, think big and take risks in a blame-free environment. We promote self-direction to work on meaningful projects, while we also strive to create an environment that provides the support and mentorship needed to learn and grow.
To learn more:
Site Reliability Engineering
, written by Google SREs, watch a recorded
Hangout on Air
to meet some of our SREs, or read a
about why a software engineer chose to join SRE.
As a Software Engineer on the SRE team, you will have the opportunity to handle the complex problems of scale which are unique to Google while using your expertise in coding, algorithms, complexity analysis and large-scale system design.
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're always on call to keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.
Design, write and deliver software to improve the availability, scalability, latency, and efficiency of Google's services.
Solve problems relating to mission critical services and build automation to prevent problem recurrence; with the goal of automating response to all non-exceptional service conditions.
Influence and create new designs, architectures, standards and methods for large-scale distributed systems.
Engage in service capacity planning and demand forecasting, software performance analysis and system tuning.
Conduct periodic on call duties using a follow-the-sun model.
About the company
Google is not a conventional company, and we don't intend to become one. True, we share attributes with the world's most successful organizations - a focus on innovation and smart business practices comes to mind - but even as we continue to grow, we're committed to retaining a small-company feel. At Google, we know that every employee has something important to say, and that every employee is integral to our success.
We provide individually-tailored compensation packages that can be comprised of competitive salary, bonus, and equity components, along with the opportunity to earn further financial bonuses and rewards. Googlers thrive in small, focused teams and high-energy environments, believe in the ability of technology to change the world, and are as passionate