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Hardware Test Engineer, Engineering Labs, Google Cloud



Other Engineering, Quality Assurance
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2023


Minimum qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent practical experience.
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).
  • 3 years of experience in a lab environment.
  • Experience configuring network switches.

Preferred qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience working in an Engineering laboratory environment.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams on bring-up tasks (e.g., hardware assembly, programming with hardware tools, and firmware updates).
  • Experience managing and organizing lab inventory of highly used consumables by lab users.

About the job

Google's custom-designed machines make up one of the largest and most powerful computing infrastructures in the world, and the Global Logistics team procures and manages the resources that power our immense collection. As a part of this team, you apply your knowledge of supply chain principles and your problem solving prowess to key logistics processes (managing vendors, shipping & receiving, inventory management, warehousing & distribution, transportation, etc.). Your diligence ensures the global delivery and life cycle management of network equipment is timely and efficient. You help the networking material supply chain by understanding the unique needs of the deployment team and defining best practices across multiple cross-functional teams. The end result of your work is the delivery of Google's products and services to millions of users around the world.

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.


  • Perform linux systems administrative tasks for Platforms labs, which will include debugging system and network issues related to lab networks and engineering test setups. Troubleshoot network issues, including hosts, switches, routers, programmers, and the network infrastructure itself.
  • Work with cross-functional teams on bring-up tasks (e.g., hardware assembly, programming with hardware tools, and firmware updates).
  • Receive and manage hardware components and material for project builds and disperse hardware per allocation plan.
  • Work with teams bringing up new labs and services. Document lab layout and prioritize tasks in project plans.
  • Manage and organize lab inventory of highly used consumables by lab users. Maintain an organized, clean and safe operating lab.

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