Engineering Manager, Network, Site Reliability Engineering

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Minimum qualifications:

* BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
* Experience in one or more of C, C++, Java, Go or Python.
* Experience working with cloud storage services.
* Experience with Unix/Linux systems with scripting experience in Shell, Perl or Python.

Preferred qualifications:

* Experience working with Networking or Cloud services.
* Hands-on technical experience.
* Expertise in problem solving and analyzing global scale distributed systems. Effective management and communication skills.
* Demonstrated expertise in recruiting and managing a team of enthusiastic, experienced engineers on large scale projects.
* Capable of technical deep-dives into code, networking, operating systems and storage, yet verbally and cognitively agile enough to hold your own in a strategy discussion with Google’s executive team.
* Proficiency in algorithms, data structures, complexity analysis and software design and/or expertise in Unix/Linux systems, IP networking, performance and application issues.

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is an engineering discipline that combines software and systems engineering to build and run large-scale, massively distributed, fault-tolerant systems. SRE ensures that Google’s services—both our internally critical and our externally-visible systems—have reliability and uptime appropriate to users’ needs and a fast rate of improvement while keeping an ever-watchful eye on capacity and performance.

SRE is also a mindset and a set of engineering approaches to running better production systems—we build our own creative engineering solutions to operations problems. Much of our software development focuses on optimizing existing systems, building infrastructure and eliminating work through automation. As SREs are responsible for the big picture of how our systems relate to each other, we use a breadth of tools and approaches to solve a broad spectrum of problems. Practices such as limiting time spent on operational work, blameless postmortems and proactive identification of potential outages factor into iterative improvement that is key to both product quality and interesting and dynamic day-to-day work.

SRE’s culture of diversity, intellectual curiosity, problem solving and openness is key to its success. Our organization 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.

Velocity of innovation in Google in Networking space is very fast because of the demand from the Cloud and the cool Google Products like Search, YouTube, Ads, Gmail etc. We are helping move the industry forward with many technologies like SDN, OpenFlow, P4, Espresso, Data Center Networking. You will play a key role in this rapidly-growing area.

As a Site Reliability Manager, you will lead a team of highly talented individuals who are responsible for this massive global network. Although you have management experience, you are relentlessly technical and capable of performing the role of any engineer. The ability to communicate well is crucial and you will manage multiple initiatives with multiple engineers potentially across multiple time zones in order to achieve Google’s reliability and efficiency goals.

**To learn more:** check out _Site Reliability Engineering_, written by Google SREs, watch a recorded Hangout on Air to meet some of our SREs, or read a career profile about why a software engineer chose to join SRE.

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’re always on call to keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.

* Lead a team or teams of software and systems engineers on projects used and enjoyed by billions of users worldwide and be directly responsible for Google’s stellar uptime record.
* Manage end-to-end availability and performance of mission critical services and build automation to prevent problem recurrence. Eventually automate response to all non-exceptional service conditions.
* Lead by example, care for your team, and establish credibility with the quality of your own and your team’s technical execution.
* Manage on-call rotations across continents, using a follow-the-sun model.
* Design, write and deliver software to improve the availability, scalability, latency, and efficiency of Google’s services.