Director of Engineering, Google Cloud, Databases
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
5d ago

Directors of Engineering have not only the technical chops to roll up their sleeves and provide technical leadership to major projects, but also manage a team of engineers.

As a Director of Engineering, you will be responsible for product strategy, determining and driving project goals, and developing your team.

  • Software Engineering teams work across the company, in areas such as data storage, databases, information retrieval, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, distributed computing, large-scale system design, networking, security, data compression, user interface design;
  • the list goes on and is growing every day. Operating with scale and speed, our excellent software engineers are just getting started and as a Director of Engineering, you will guide the way.

    With extensive technical and leadership expertise, you will manage engineering leaders across multiple teams and locations, a large product budget, and oversee the deployment of large-scale projects across multiple sites internationally.

    As the Engineering Director, you will lead and grow the team as we advance Google’s leadership in the database space. You will bring a deep understanding of software (operating systems, cloud) due to the evolving and growing nature of our business.

    In the role, you will have a solid understanding of distributed systems at scale. You will be exposed to both building a complex cloud service and managing a hyper-scale business within Google Cloud.

    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 keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.


  • Hire and build an excellent database engineering team including senior technical leadership to drive and execute on Google’s global database charter.
  • Be a senior leader for Google Cloud in India - define culture, hiring, growth, and development of engineers.
  • Shape and deliver Google Cloud database products. Establish and manage your project goals, contribute to product strategy, drive architecture decisions, and design solutions to resolve challenging problems for our customers.
  • Provide technical leadership to your engineering team, be a partner for cross-functional teams including Site Reliability Engineering, Product Management, Go-to-Market, and other partner teams to deliver the best product offering.
  • Manage a software engineering team that builds, designs, implements, and maintains front-ends and back-ends for Google’s PaaS / IaaS products and related services.
  • Manage robust and scalable systems in order to get ahead of the exponential demand.

    Minimum qualifications :

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10 years of experience leading teams of software engineers in cloud-based, or open source projects.
  • Experience in design, data structures. and algorithms.
  • Experience building storage or distributed back end systems.
  • Preferred qualifications :

  • Experience leading an engineering team to successfully build and scale a distributed system.
  • Experience partnering closely with Product Management to achieve business goals.
  • Experience collaborating with multiple product and engineering teams.
  • Proven track record of delivering successfully within timelines.
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