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's optical networking technology (ONT) team is the one-stop shop for Google Global Networking (GGN) optical transport needs. We provide global cloud connectivity by guiding photons across land and sea. Our mission is to deliver solutions that empower our partners to plan, build, and operate a reliable optical network. We take pride in being a great team to work with, owning the outcomes of our decisions, and making photonics and optical communications simple for the rest of the Networking team.
As an Optical Network Engineer at Google, you will be responsible for defining and developing the platforms and solutions that power our global optical and packet network. You will work with a team of experts to design and build the future of networking, and you will have the opportunity to make a real impact on the foundational network that supports our entire technical infrastructure.
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.
The US base salary range for this full-time position is $139,000-$208,000 + 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 for new hire 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.
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Define and develop platforms and solutions for scaling Google’s global optical and packet network.
Support several Partner teams, including planning, design, engineering, and operations.
Work with teams that specify the hardware, embedded software, and control/management software requirements for the platforms we consume.
Design and develop simple control systems and network management tools.
Engage with external vendors of submarine cable systems, optical equipment, and transceiver vendors to create scalable, and cost-effective solutions.
Note: Google’s hybrid workplace includes remote and in-office roles. By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location from the following:
In-office locations: Sunnyvale, CA, USA. Remote location(s): United States.
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent practical experience.
5 years of experience in optical networking, optical transport, and software defined networking.
Experience working with Python, Go, C++, or a similar software language.
Experience with L1 and L3 architecture of complex networks.
Ability to think strategically and solve complex problems.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.