Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 8 years of experience with software development in one or more programming languages (e.g., Python, C, C++, Java, JavaScript).
  • 5 years of experience in a technical leadership role; overseeing projects, with 5 years of experience in a people management, supervision/team leadership role.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree or PhD in Computer Science, or a related technical field.
  • 5 years of experience working in a complex, matrixed organization.

About the job

Like Google's own ambitions, the work of a Software Engineer (SWE) goes way beyond just Search. SWE Managers have not only the technical expertise to take on and provide technical leadership to major projects, but also manage a team of engineers. You not only optimize your own code but make sure engineers are able to optimize theirs. As a SWE Manager you manage your project goals, contribute to product strategy and help develop your team. SWE teams work all across the company, in areas such as 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 exceptional software engineers are just getting started -- and as a manager, you guide the way.

Our team is responsible for building networking solutions and networking abstractions for Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Google Data Centers (GDC) and Anthos platforms and drive solutions integration and validation efforts collaborating with Partners and Customers.

In this role, you will work on technology that is at the core of an impactful, quickly growing business (GKE), and are passionate about building and supporting the most reliable, performant, and cost efficient solutions.

Google Cloud accelerates every organization’s ability to digitally transform its business and industry. We deliver enterprise-grade solutions that leverage Google’s cutting-edge technology, and tools that help developers build more sustainably. Customers in more than 200 countries and territories turn to Google Cloud as their trusted partner to enable growth and solve their most critical business problems.


  • Contribute in all activities of software development - ideation, Minimum Viable Product (MVP) definition, design, delivery - by building, designing, evolving and scaling Kubernetes Networking solutions to meet current and future needs of GKE Platform, adapting to changing requirements and new areas of growth (i.e., AI/ML).
  • Understand, communicate, and support organization-level business objectives and priorities. Accountable for key, business-critical domain or technical area that contributes to the broader organization’s priorities, advancing its capabilities.
  • Collaborate with product management, cross-functional stakeholders, and executive leadership to define the team's roadmap, align it with organization initiatives, drive strategy, and new initiatives.
  • Mentor, coach, and empower a team of highly talented software engineers, fostering an environment of collaboration, innovation, and excellence.
  • Exhibit leadership across multiple groups, influencing stakeholders with competing priorities to align on outcomes in the best interest of Google.