Electrical/Hardware Engineer

Google   •  

Mountain View, CA

Industry: Technology


8 - 10 years

Posted 170 days ago

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Our computational challenges are so big, complex and unique we can't just purchase off-the-shelf hardware, we've got to make it ourselves. Your team designs and builds the hardware, software and networking technologies that power all of Google's services. As a Hardware Engineer, you design and build the systems that are the heart of the world's largest and most powerful computing infrastructure. You develop from the lowest levels of circuit design to large system design and see those systems all the way through to high volume manufacturing. Your work has the potential to shape the machinery that goes into our cutting-edge data centers affecting millions of Google users.

On this program, you be part of R&D and will work with an interdisciplinary team of internal and external engineering experts and industry partners to develop a state-of-the-art, high capacity, low-latency, specialized, optical-networking capability with an existing anchor customer. The Program will enable unprecedented and radical new capabilities in the networking space.

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.


  • Be responsible for PCB designs from architecture through hand-off to manufacturing. Help manage the assembly of PCBs.
  • Develop requirements for PCB designs involving control systems, analog and digitalcircuits. Bring-up and debug PCBs.
  • Analyze specifications and select third party devices. Assist in hardware/software/system integration and write low level software for bring-up and design validation.
  • Design PCBs for microcontrollers, high speed digital, DC-DC power supply converters, analog signal conditioning.
  • Capture schematic diagrams, drive PCB layout. Collaborate with Mechanical and Optical Engineers.



  • 10 years of experience in design of low speed digital interfaces such as I2C, SPI, UARTs and/or design of high speed digital interfaces such as PCIe, DDR3/4, Ethernet.
  • Analog interface and DC-DC converter design experience.
  • Experience with lab debugging and troubleshooting with low level C programming. Experience using linux shell.
  • Experience with schematic capture, symbol creation, BOM control and layout for controlled impedance, high-speed interfaces (DDR3/4, SERDES), stack-up definitions.


  • Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering.
  • Familiarity with Control Systems and signal processing.
  • Familiarity with MEMs and Liquid Crystal devices.
  • Familiarity with RF & Digital Communications.
  • Familiarity with Optics and Coherent Detection Systems.