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Systems Development Engineer, United States Government, Google Cloud



Reston, VA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2023


Minimum qualifications:

  • 3 years of experience in field deployment, implementation, or system design for service providers or enterprise workloads.
  • Experience with troubleshooting across Linux and kubernetes based architecture.
  • Experience in automation and coding (e.g. Java, Python, Javascript, C++, Perl, Ruby, Go)
  • US Government Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmentalized Information security clearance with polygraph.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience administering cloud services or container based applications or workloads.
  • Understanding of Kubenertes or other container orchestration products.
  • Ability to design secure, well-architected systems based on customer requirements.
  • Ability to analyze situations or problems at the system level or from a broader perspective.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent partner management, follow-through, resourcefulness, attention to detail, and verbal and written communication skills.

About the job

As a Systems Development Engineering (SDE), you will manage services and systems at scale. SDEs automate the mundane, reduce toil, and emphasize the development of tools and solutions that fix classes of problems. The Systems Development Engineer will also mentor junior team members to enhance their technical knowledge and skills.

In this role, you will be part of a team of engineers that provides support to United States Government customers and will participate in scheduled on-call rotations for timely issue resolution. You will develop cloud infrastructure and service based solutions that will bring Google Cloud's Infrastructure and Services closer to where data is being generated and consumed.

Google Cloud accelerates organizations’ ability to digitally transform their business with the best infrastructure, platform, industry solutions and expertise. We deliver enterprise-grade solutions that leverage Google’s cutting-edge technology – all on the cleanest cloud in the industry. Customers in more than 200 countries and territories turn to Google Cloud as their trusted partner to enable growth and solve their most critical business problems.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $136,000-$203,000 + 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.


  • Engage in and improve the whole lifecycle of services.
  • Support services before they go live through activities such as system design consulting, developing software platforms and frameworks, capacity planning, and launch reviews. Maintain services once they are live by measuring and monitoring availability, latency, and overall system health.
  • Scale systems sustainably through mechanisms like automation. Evolve systems by pushing for changes that improve reliability and velocity.
  • Triage product or system issues and debug/track/resolve by analyzing the sources of issues and the impact on service operations and quality.
  • Contribute to existing documentation or educational content and adapt content based on product/program updates and user feedback.

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Google is a global company and, in order to facilitate efficient collaboration and communication globally, English proficiency is a requirement for all roles.