Top 10 Reasons to Work at Google on a Technical Systems & Infrastructure Team:
The best challenges
Pioneers and key players in the systems space
Infrastructure that supports the world
Unparalleled reach and impact
Purview spans the entire stack
Opportunities for innovation
The future is here
What excites me the most about my job is the opportunity to make changes across the stack. Our approach to research and development is simply not possible in an academic setting (where you’d be running benchmarks against yourself and it would be completely theoretical).
Principal Software Engineer
The industry has gone through one transformation where we saw mainframes become distributed systems of smaller largely homogeneous nodes. We are now at the cusp of a second transformation where we’re seeing the nodes become more complex internally and more diverse, but we’re keeping all the complexity of the distributed systems.
Distinguished Software Engineer
We are always pushing to improve the performance and efficiency. We are constantly striving to integrate new technology so that we can continue to scale the bandwidth performance of optical interconnects. When I started here at Google, the bandwidth was 10 Gb/sec. Fast-forward 16 years and it has increased to 1.60 Tb/sec. You're seeing a substantial increase in bandwidth, and we still have room to go.
At Google, we have many products with users across the world. I can pick up my phone and talk to one of my TPU chips in a data center and use my chips to do a Google search. I can actually see improvements as new hardware is deployed in the field. There’s quite a bit of instant gratification. I can actually see improvements as new hardware is deployed in the field. There’s quite a bit of instant gratification.
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