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Systems Development Engineer



Software Engineering
Thornton, CO, USA
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2023


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 6 years of experience in automation and coding (e.g., Go, JavaScript, Python, or other coding languages).
  • 6 years of experience with troubleshooting across Linux and networking.
  • 6 years of experience with Linux/Unix administration and internals.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with coding projects with common programming/scripting languages such as Java, C, C++, Python, Shell scripting, and JavaScript.
  • Experience with root-causing problems in networking, storage, operating systems, etc.
  • Understanding of cloud technologies and enterprise compute environment.
  • Understanding of internet peering/routing topologies (e.g. Border Gateway Protocol) and frontend development.

About the job

Systems Development Engineering (SDE) at Google is a role where you manage services and systems at scale. SDEs creatively put their engineering discipline to use automating the mundane and reducing toil. We don’t just write code to fix bugs, but emphasize the development of tools and solutions that fix classes of problems. We know it’s hard to control what you can’t measure – so we focus on observability: instrumenting first, then turning data into knowledge, and finally knowledge into action. We know that the operational efficiency of Google systems, services, virtual compute environments and the operating systems that power them impact the environment, not just the bottom line. We know that working together we can do more, and that community matters.

Google brings together people with a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We encourage them to collaborate, think big and take risks in a blame-free environment. We promote self-direction to work on meaningful projects, while we also strive to create an environment that provides the support and mentorship needed to learn and grow.

Together we engineer and build the infrastructure, tools, access and telemetry for systems that enable orchestration of Google-scale services. Come build things that matter.

As the Systems Development Engineer at Google, you are committed to Google's mission of ensuring that users can access the world's information without interruption. In this role, you will be responsible for the needs of one of Google's server infrastructure systems.

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 $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.


  • Support Linux machines across the globe to ensure the reliability of Google’s content delivery and compute infrastructure.
  • Collaborate regularly with infrastructure partners to provide remote troubleshooting.
  • Perform as part of a follow-the-sun operations team via a roster during Thornton's core hours.
  • Identify and implement projects to automate and improve support, and onboard new hardware and services.
  • Work closely with engineering teams, hardware vendors, product managers, and partners.

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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.