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Senior Software Engineer, Engineering Productivity, Nest



Software Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2023


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 years of experience with software development and data structures/algorithms.
  • 3 years of experience testing, maintaining, or launching software products, and 1 year of experience with software design and architecture.
  • 3 years of experience building developer tools (e.g., compilers, automated releases, code design/testing, test automation frameworks).

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with mobile app development and test automation.
  • Knowledge of programming languages (e.g. Java and Python), including programming practices, major features and capabilities, and system management tools.
  • Knowledge of the major phases and activities of a software test cycle.
  • Ability to debug, triage, and fix program code or system issues (e.g., firmware, software, application, operational, process).
  • Ability to define software architecture, components, modules, interfaces, and data for a system to satisfy specified requirements, including validating for correctness, functionality, reliability, and other characteristics.
  • Passion for tools and infrastructure.

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.

In this role, you will contribute to building highly-scalable virtual device emulator technology to speed developer workflows in the connected device domain. You'll develop interoperability frameworks to ensure that ecosystems of our device software and partner apps work flawlessly. You will write the tools that measure and give insight on performance bottlenecks in our devices and systems.

The Google Nest team focuses on hardware, software, and services for the home, ranging from Nest thermostats to Nest smart displays. The Google Nest team develops, designs, and develops new technologies and hardware to make users’ homes more helpful. Our mission is the helpful home: to create a home that cares for the people inside it and the world around it.


  • Work with multiple teams across organizations to solve deep technical problems that enable feature teams to ship quality code at high velocity.
  • Lead scalable infrastructure that spans across device software, services, and apps. Set technical direction and priorities for a small number of adjacent engineers.
  • Deliver infrastructure to testing components and products based on knowledge of differences and considerations for each test phase (e.g., validity, verification, performance, reliability, usability, stress testing) and develop tests to prove out infrastructure for each of the major phases of software development.
  • Generate the ideas required to solve technical problems and take full ownership of the solution.
  • Build working collaborations with cross-functional peers. Identify and share opportunities and technical context that inform cross-functional efforts.

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