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Network Engineer


Posted Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Posting ID: 79449614316380870

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Thornton, CO
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Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, electrical engineering, a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience in one or more of the following: C, C++, Go or Python.
  • Experience with network equipment providers.
  • Experience in Operations with routers and switches.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience building, deploying or supporting a large scale network infrastructure.
  • Understanding of transport networking, routing, and switching at scale.
  • Knowledge of IP network infrastructures and protocols.
  • Knowledge of SDN, network architecture, and networking protocols.
  • Ability to analyze business processes and create data-driven recommendations for improvement.
  • Excellent problem solving, organizational, and prioritization skills.

About the job

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.

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.

Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits. Learn more about benefits at Google .


  • Create workflow, network monitoring/troubleshooting automation to improve the Network.
  • Debug complex issues and root cause incidents impacting the network and customers.
  • Develop and help debug and mitigate risk profiles for network health.
  • Lead improvements in documentation, playbooks, and training for support organizations.
  • Work with network design, deployment, and engineering teams to operationalize stable, scalable platforms.

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 .

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