Software Engineer, Search (English) at Google

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Software Engineer, Search (English) at Google

Software Engineer, Search (English) at Google

Info Individuals applying for this position will not be eligible for immigration support.

Individuals applying for this position will not be eligible for immigration support.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Typically 2 years of experience in software development in one or more programming languages, developing user-facing products.
  • Typically 2 years of experience with data structures or algorithms.
  • Ability to speak and write in English fluently.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working with distributed systems at scale.
  • Experience in Full Stack Software Development.
  • Familiarity with Africa market or user expectations.
  • Ability to quickly understand and extend/refactor code written by others.
  • Ability to work with new technology, develop and implement short and long-term creative solutions.
  • Excellent collaborative, problem solving, and people management skills.

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 a Software Engineer, you will help solve difficult and important technical problems, such as quickly and reliably delivering the best Search experience for local users in Africa. You will create and execute ideas that will better serve relevant and useful information to users, and set goals for how to re-image the entire online Search experience. You will build and contribute to cutting-edge technologies that run Google Search. You will collaborate with geographically dispersed teams within Search and partner product teams such as Android, Assistant, and YouTube to create an all-encompassing experience. You will use the technical knowledge to identify, build, monitor, maintain and continuously improve features and infrastructure to enable and sustain Google Search success in Africa.

In Google Search, we’re reimagining what it means to search for information – any way and anywhere. To do that, we need to solve complex engineering challenges and expand our infrastructure, while maintaining a universally accessible and useful experience that people around the world rely on. In joining the Search team, you’ll have an opportunity to make an impact on billions of people globally.


  • Collaborate with Product Management, User Experience, Infrastructure, and other teams to identify opportunities, design, and build new features as well as improve existing features.
  • Solve difficult and open ended problems.
  • Own end-to-end features from conception to launch.
  • Manage prototyping, live experimentation, iterating on search quality, leveraging and contributing to powerful technologies/infrastructure (e.g., NLP, Machine Learning), and maintenance of signals, models and infrastructure.
  • Collect and analyze the performance of features and platforms, including reliability and latency, customer/ecosystem usage, experiments, and Machine Learning training data.

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Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google’s EEO Policy and Know your rights: workplace discrimination is illegal. If you have a need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form.

To all recruitment agencies: Google does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Google employees or any other organization location. Google is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

At Google, we’re committed to building a workforce that is more representative of the users we serve and creating a culture where everyone feels like they belong. To learn more about our diversity, equity, inclusion commitments and how we’re building belonging, please visit our Belonging page for more information.

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.


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