Power Modeling Engineer, Consumer Hardware

Google   •  

Mountain View, CA

Industry: Information Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 268 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.

With your technical expertise, you lead projects in multiple areas of expertise (i.e., engineering domains or systems) within a data center facility, including construction and equipment installation/troubleshooting/debugging with vendors.

You will model power consumption for mobile products under development and set design targets for the next generation of Google hardware.

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Only one thing consistently stands in the way between our users and the world's information - hardware. Our Hardware team researches, designs, and develops new technologies and hardware to make our user's interaction with computing faster, more powerful, and seamless. Whether finding new ways to capture and sense the world around us, advancing form factors, or improving interaction methods, our Hardware team is making people's lives better through technology.


  • Create and maintain a predictive power model for the phone engineering team using data from existing phones and advanced data from suppliers.
  • Create sub-system power targets for engineering teams to achieve the Days of Use in actual products. Additionally, Develop and defend a Days of Use model for Pixel smartphones.
  • Identify and implement hardware solutions to reduce power consumption and improve thermal dissipation performance.
  • Develop hardware roadmap solutions that enable high-quality battery life.
  • Build tools to guide the phone engineering team to make product decisions that impact battery life.



  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field
  • 3 years experience developing test automation in Java or Python.
  • Experience with automation for hardware testing.


  • MS/PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field or equivalent practical experience.
  • Knowledge of Linux/Unix environments.
  • Knowledge of Android application development and build environments.
  • Knowledge of test analytics.
  • Knowledge of low power system architectures.