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Power Engineer, AC/DC, Platforms



Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2023


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Hardware Engineering, a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3 years of experience with power converter design (i.e., AC/DC, DC/DC, DC/AC converter, or battery backup and UPS design)

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree or PhD in Power Electronics or related discipline
  • Experience in data center power system design or battery backup system design
  • Experience analyzing and organizing data
  • Knowledge of power converter modeling and simulation
  • Knowledge of data center power delivery system design, and familiar with electrical and power distribution systems design
  • Knowledge of power electronics fundamentals and of various power conversion design for data center power delivery

About the job

Our computational challenges are so big, complex and unique we can't just purchase off-the-shelf hardware, we've got to make it ourselves. Your team designs and builds the hardware, software and networking technologies that power all of Google's services. As a Hardware Engineer, you design and build the systems that are the heart of the world's largest and most powerful computing infrastructure. You develop from the lowest levels of circuit design to large system design and see those systems all the way through to high volume manufacturing. Your work has the potential to shape the machinery that goes into our cutting-edge data centers affecting millions of Google users.

With your technical expertise, you lead projects in multiple areas of expertise (i.e., engineering domains or systems) within a data center facility, including construction and equipment installation/troubleshooting/debugging with vendors.

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.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $119,000-$175,000 + 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.


  • Innovate and design on rack and data center power conversion specifications and solutions (i.e., AC/DC rectifier, power shelf, PDU (Power Distribution Unit), battery backup system). Analyze performance, cost, reliability, and availability trade-offs.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand application requirements. Partner with power industry leaders to lead the evaluation and adoption of technologies.
  • Lead projects that involve new technologies or new uses of multiple existing technologies.
  • Engage cross-functionally to ensure successful roll-out, testing, and complete validation.
  • Provide technical leadership and direction while troubleshooting complex system level power delivery issues.

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