Google Software Engineering Manager, Cloud Storage, Site Reliability Engineering in Dublin, Ireland

Hope is not a strategy. Engineering solutions to design, build, and maintain efficient large-scale systems is a true strategy, and a good one. Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is an engineering discipline that combines software and systems engineering to build and run large-scale, massively distributed, fault-tolerant systems. SRE ensures that Google's services—both our internally critical and our externally-visible systems—have reliability and uptime appropriate to users' needs and a fast rate of improvement while keeping an ever-watchful eye on capacity and performance. SRE is also a mindset and a set of engineering approaches to running better production systems—we build our own creative engineering solutions to operations problems. Much of our software development focuses on optimizing existing systems, building infrastructure and eliminating work through automation. As SREs are responsible for the big picture of how our systems relate to each other, we use a breadth of tools and approaches to solve a broad spectrum of problems. Practices such as limiting time spent on operational work, blameless postmortems and proactive identification of potential outages factor into iterative improvement that is key to both product quality and interesting and dynamic day-to-day work. SRE's culture of diversity, intellectual curiosity, problem solving and openness is key to its success. Our organization brings together people with a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We encourage them to collaborate, think big and take risks in a blame-free environment. We promote self-direction to work on meaningful projects, while we also strive to create an environment that provides the support and mentorship needed to learn and grow. To learn more: check out Site Reliability Engineering, written by Google SREs, watch a recorded Hangout on Air to meet some of our SREs, or read a career profile about why a software engineer chose to join SRE.

Google Cloud Storage redefines what the industry can expect from online storage by providing a unified offering across the availability spectrum: from live data referenced by today's most demanding applications, to cloud archival solutions. For example, Persistent Disk is Google's high performance block storage device at the core of Google Cloud Platform (GCP), providing disk storage for the virtual machines in Google Compute Engine (GCE). You will play a key role in this rapidly-growing area.

As a Software Engineering Manager for Site Reliability Engineering, you lead a team of highly talented individuals and are responsible for launching new cloud storage products and features. Although you have management experience, you are relentlessly technical, capable of performing the role of any engineer reporting to you. As with any engineer we hire, the ability to communicate well is crucial, and you manage multiple initiatives with multiple engineers potentially across multiple timezones in order to achieve Google’s reliability and efficiency goals.

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're always on call to keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.

  • Lead a team of software and systems engineers on cloud storage products used and enjoyed by users worldwide and be directly responsible for Google's stellar uptime record.
  • Manage end-to-end availability and performance of mission critical services and build automation to prevent problem recurrence. Eventually automate response to all non-exceptional service conditions.
  • Lead by example, care for your team, and establish credibility with the quality of your own and your team's technical execution.
  • Manage on-call rotations across continents, using a follow-the-sun model.
  • Design, write and deliver software to improve the availability, scalability, latency, and efficiency of Google's services.

Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field, or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience in one or more of C, C++, Java, Go or Python
  • Experience working with cloud storage services.
  • Experience with Unix/Linux systems with scripting experience in Shell, Perl or Python.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Hands-on technical experience.
  • Capable of technical deep-dives into code, networking, operating systems and storage, yet verbally and cognitively agile enough to hold your own in a strategy discussion with Google's executive team.
  • Proficiency in algorithms, data structures, complexity analysis and software design and/or expertise in Unix/Linux systems, IP networking, performance and application issues.
  • Demonstrated expertise in recruiting and managing a team of enthusiastic, experienced engineers on large scale projects.
  • Expertise in problem solving and analyzing global scale distributed systems.
  • Effective management and communication skills.

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