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Nu Advisory Partners

Product Engineer, Networking and Optics



Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2023


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Engineering, a related discipline, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 years of experience at a company developing supply chains in manufacturing and testing.
  • Experience with high speed optical, copper network infrastructure design, and testing methodologies (e.g., ethernet, serial bus interfaces, transceivers, BERT, etc.).

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • 10 years of experience at a company developing supply chains (e.g., manufacturing and test) for networking type products for the IT industry.
  • Experience with SQL, python, or scripting.
  • Experience creating and executing a Design Validation Test Plan on an electronic assembly.
  • Experienced working with original device manufacturer's (ODM’s), contract manufacturers, and suppliers to lead root cause analysis, corrective actions, and process improvements.
  • Understanding of Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor (CMOS) devices, fabrication processes, automatic test equipment (ATE) tests, design for tests (DFT), quality, and reliability.

About the job

The Manufacturing Operations team is responsible for providing the manufacturing capability to deliver physical infrastructure. As a Product Engineer, you evaluate the product designs and create the processes, tools, and procedures behind Google’s search technology. When vendors build parts for our infrastructure, you’re right there alongside ensuring manufacturing processes are repeatable and controlled. You collaborate with Commodity Managers and Design Engineers to determine Google’s infrastructure needs and product specifications. Your work ensures the various pieces of Google’s infrastructure fit together perfectly and keep our systems humming along smoothly for a seamless user experience.

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.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $154,000-$237,000 + 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.


  • Lead and guide subject matter experts (SMEs) to ensure the product meets our specifications.
  • Ensure manufacturing sites are prepared for product builds ahead of time. Provide onsite support and lead defect correction efforts post build.
  • Lead Design for Manufacturing (DFx) efforts across teams to ensure design, process, test, and quality standards are optimized for production.
  • Work with the Product Quality Engineer to establish product quality and reliability targets. Validate product qualification plans, support product qualification testing, and review product qualification test results to ensure product performance meets requirements.
  • Coordinate the release of new product introduction (NPI) and bill of materials (BOMs) into the product data management (PDM) system. Perform technical review of product changes and assess impact on supply chain. Support second source part qualification and release of systems.

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