Posted On Nov 25

Staff Software Engineer, Kernel


Location : Sunnyvale, CA

Headquarters : Mountain View, California, United States

Hiring Mode : Full Time

Hiring Role : Developer

Experience : Mid Level

Sunnyvale, CA
$183,000 a year - Full-time
Experience & Skills
  • Distributed systems
  • Software development
  • Firmware
Education & Certificates
  • Doctoral degree
  • Master's degree
Job details
$183,000 a year
Job Type
Full Job Description
  • 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.
Minimum qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 8 years of experience in software development, and with data structures/algorithms.
  • 5 years of experience testing and launching software products, and 3 years of experience with software design and architecture.
  • Experience with Linux kernel, device drivers, and ARM (Advanced RISC Machines) architectures and with programming language C.
Preferred qualifications:
  • Master’s degree or PhD in Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical field.
  • 10 years of industry experience in operating systems, firmware, system architecture, and software engineering.
  • 5 years of experience building and developing large-scale infrastructure, distributed systems or networks, and/or experience with compute technologies, storage, and/or hardware architecture.
  • 3 years of experience in a technical leadership role leading project teams and setting technical direction.
  • 3 years of experience working in a complex, matrixed organization involving cross-functional, and/or cross-business projects.
  • Experience with virtual machines, hypervisors, and Kernel-Based Virtual Machine.
About the job
  • Google's software engineers develop the next-generation technologies that change how billions of users connect, explore, and interact with information and one another. Our products need to handle information at massive scale, and extend well beyond web search. We're looking for engineers who bring fresh ideas from all areas, including information retrieval, distributed computing, large-scale system design, networking and data storage, security, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, UI design and mobile; the list goes on and is growing every day. As a software engineer, you will work on a specific project critical to Google’s needs with opportunities to switch teams and projects as you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve. We need our engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to take on new problems across the full-stack as we continue to push technology forward.
  • With your technical expertise you will manage project priorities, deadlines, and deliverables. You will design, develop, test, deploy, maintain, and enhance software solutions.
  • The Google Compute Infrastructure group maintains and develops the advanced Linux-based kernel that powers Google’s Infrastructure and Cloud platforms. The leadership team provides the overall vision, defines roadmaps, and drives strategic goals throughout the entire organization. Foundational work within compute infrastructure includes memory, storage, scheduling, and release management at the warehouse-computer scale.
  • In this role, you will be responsible for co-authoring the kernel roadmap, driving consensus on architectural discussions and designs across teams inside and outside compute infrastructure. You will build software platforms and compute infrastructure at scale.
  • 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 $183,000 + bonus + equity + benefits.
  • 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.
  • Engage cross-organizationally and lead existing kernel project(s).
  • Define new projects, solutions, architectures, and kernel roadmap.
  • Mentor other team members.
  • Monitor industrial, academic, and Linux kernel open source trends in compute and determine where they should intersect our roadmaps.
  • 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 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.