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Network Implementation Engineer

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English (Fluent)

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1 to 3 years

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Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience with field-based work in data centers, huts and colocation facilities managed by 3rd party vendors.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Detailed knowledge of fiber types and their application, physical fiber characteristics, and standard testing tools (OSA, BERT, OTDR).
  • In-depth understanding of networking and fundamentals of network troubleshooting at both Layer 1 and Layer 3.
  • Advanced troubleshooting of DWDM and Routing systems.
  • Proficient in DWDM and Routing topology and architecture, with the ability to serve as resource for other teams.

About the job

Google is proud to boast a network that provides service to millions of Internet users around the world. The Network Engineering team is responsible for operating that network reliably and at scale. As a member of the team, you have a direct impact on design and feature enhancements to keep our systems running smoothly. You also ensure that network operations are safe and efficient by monitoring network performance, coordinating planned maintenance, adjusting hardware components and responding to network connectivity issues. Google's complex network generates a constant stream of challenges which require you to continually be innovative with an evolving set of technologies. Keeping the network reliable ensures that our users stay connected with our suite of applications, products and services.

The Network Deployment team is responsible for operating Google's network reliably and at scale. The team designs, configures and manages the installation of Google’s network, including infrastructure, hardware setup, commissioning, trouble-shooting and decommissioning old gear as we're in a constant upgrade cycle. You have an appetite for accuracy and conduct audits to verify that each network site has been built to the right specifications. Beyond day-to-day responsibilities, you'll also develop creative approaches to keep operational costs low and improve the efficiency of our ever-growing infrastructure. In this role, you'll focus on building long haul optical networks and activating capacity on Google's Network.

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.


  • Partner with cross-functional teams at Google to achieve organizational objectives on major programs while developing and reviewing network designs.
  • Develop standards/best practices and efficiency improvements, and be a subject matter expert in driving requirements for new automation tools.
  • Make/recommend strategic and tactical changes to existing physical infrastructure (e.g., structure cable, riser, Point of Entrance details, bulk fiber).
  • Manage vendor and partner operational efficiency for a large body of work.
  • Travel up to 20% of the time as required.
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