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Lead Software Engineer, Backend, Google Nest



Software Engineering
New Taipei City, Taiwan
Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023

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Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, a related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • 7 years of experience in software development with any of the following programming languages such as Java, C++ or C.
  • Experience working on smart home based services or cloud, or infrastructure.
  • Experience with distributed systems or cloud infrastructure.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working on a Smart Home based service.
  • Experience with full-stack distributed systems.
  • Excellent technical skills in design, programming, debugging and production management.
  • Excellent communication, conflict resolution, and active listening skills.

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 be responsible for scalable and performant services in the cloud that are intelligent, intuitive, reliable and cost effective.

The Google Nest team focuses on hardware, software and services offerings for the home, ranging from Nest thermostats to Nest smart displays. The Nest team researches, 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.


  • Align smart home services through technical execution across multiple Engineering teams.
  • Collaborate with engineers to transform the technical goal to reality.
  • Align services, technical execution across multiple peers, engineers and teams.
  • Lead designs and improve development processes of software components, systems, and features. Mentor and train other team members on design techniques and coding standards.
  • Manage individual projects priorities, deadlines, and deliverables.

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We welcome and encourage people who are expecting and/or parents-to-be to apply to this or any other role at Google.

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