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Pixel System Architect



Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Note: By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location from the following: Mountain View, CA, USA; San Diego, CA, USA.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent practical experience
  • 5 years of experience with mobile phone hardware subsystems such as applications processor, cellular modem, graphics, multimedia, display, memory, and WiFi
  • 5 years of experience in one or more areas in general-purpose compute, hardware acceleration, memory, imaging, and multimedia pipelines

Preferred qualifications:

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering
  • Experience driving system architecture activities, including definition and productization for consumer electronics devices in projects with cross-functional partners
  • Knowledge of mobile device software architectures
  • Ability to profile systems and prototype proposals for optimizations

About the job

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Our Devices and Services team combines the best of Google AI, Software, and Hardware to create radically helpful experiences for users. We research, design, and develop new technologies and hardware to make our user's interaction with computing faster, seamless, and more powerful. Whether finding new ways to capture and sense the world around us, advancing form factors, or improving interaction methods, the Devices and Services team is making people's lives better through technology.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $166,000-$254,000 + 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.


  • Work cross-functionally with Product Managers, Hardware, Software, and Systems teams to define and develop system-level performance models, goals, and estimates.
  • Develop use case flows and workload models for various usage scenarios and perform trade-off analysis and optimizations.
  • Document system architecture specifications that map how user experiences are delivered by the underlying systems and components.
  • Leverage system analysis to drive optimizations in relevant subsystems such as SoCs, including documenting requirements with justification.
  • Define modeling methodology working with partner teams and provide projections at relevant points in the Pixel Product development process to help inform various product, architecture, and component decisions.

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