Network Engineer, Google Enterprise Network Operations

Google Inc. Austin , TX 78701

Posted 2 days ago

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.

The Network Engineering team is responsible for operating Google Corporate network reliably and at scale. You are a network engineer with large enterprise experience managing and supporting both traditional and software defined networking (SDN) space.

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.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience.

  • 4 years of experience with networking and application protocols like Ethernet, Wi-Fi, TCP/IP, and HTTP.

  • 1 year of experience with Python or other scripting language.

  • Operational experience with enterprise class routers and switches.

Preferred qualifications:

  • 3 years of experience with Linux or UNIX.

  • Knowledge of network hardware (routers, switches) architectures, including backplane and ASIC functionality and distributed architectures.

  • Familiarity with concepts of OpenFlow, FORCES, and software defined networking.

  • Participate in rotating "on call" schedule with other members of the team including weekends supporting multi-vendor, openflow SDN-based IPv4/v6 network including both wired and wireless connectivity.

  • Identify, define and update operational requirements to adopt new technology ie SDN, into Operations in collaboration with Engineering, Architecture and Developers.

  • Proactively identify network issues, determine and recommend appropriate solutions in partnership with Engineering and Developers.

  • Create, maintain and review Operational best practices across teams.

  • Drive efficiencies through automation and perform code reviews

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