Software Engineer, Embedded Media, Pixel in San Diego, CA

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Google   •  

San Diego, CA 92101

Industry: Consumer Technology


Less than 5 years

Posted 30 days ago

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3 years of development experience within embedded systems/firmware design.
  • Coding experience in C or C++.
  • Experience with media stack, including (but not limited to) decoders, encoders and/or performance tuning of media stacks.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's or PhD degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field.
  • Experience in modern video codec (HEVC, VP9, AV1) algorithm, Android media framework.
  • Experience in display drivers, graphics drivers, color management or related areas.
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following: embedded systems development/ firmware, operating systems, device drivers, ARM, x86 assembly, system BIOS or hardware/software integration.

About the job

Google's software engineers develop the next-generation technologies that change how billions of users connect, explore, and interact with information and one another. Our products need to handle information at massive scale, and extend well beyond web search. We're looking for engineers who bring fresh ideas from all areas, including information retrieval, distributed computing, large-scale system design, networking and data storage, security, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, UI design and mobile; the list goes on and is growing every day. As a software engineer, you will work on a specific project critical to Google's needs with opportunities to switch teams and projects as you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve. We need our engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to take on new problems across the full-stack as we continue to push technology forward.

As an Embedded Software Engineer on Google's Pixel team, you will have the opportunity to pioneer, develop and build out our footprint in consumer hardware/software. You will design and develop the next generation of media features and build amazing products that contribute to the Android Pixel ecosystem.

Google is and always will be an engineering company. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to take on some of technology's greatest challenges and make an impact on millions, if not billions, of users. At Google, engineers not only revolutionize search, they routinely work on massive scalability and storage solutions, large-scale applications and entirely new platforms for developers around the world. From Google Ads to Chrome, Android to YouTube, Social to Local, Google engineers are changing the world one technological achievement after another.


  • Design, implement and support Android multimedia features for Pixel devices.
  • Work with Android platform team, Pixel system software team and ISVs to support multimedia features for current and future Pixel devices.

Valid Through: 2019-10-15