Python Job: Network Engineer, Global Networking, Optical Engin

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Dublin - Ireland

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Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Network Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience in Optical Network Operations and Performance Analysis.
  • Experience with programming/scripting in Python and Go.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience conducting statistical analysis of optical hardware and network incidents to be used in the creation of continual service improvement plans.
  • Experience building and maintaining software tools and automation frameworks that programmatically analyze and troubleshoot global-scale optical networks and supporting systems.
  • Ability to analyze business processes and create data-driven recommendations for improvement.
  • Ability to write SQL and query complex data structures to retrieve network and process diagnostic information.
  • Ability to influence using data-driven engineering/operational aptitude.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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.

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.


  • Develop network operation workflows and processes.
  • Support optical networking technology additions to our network.
  • Ensure and advocate for supportability and full integration with existing systems and processes.
  • Work with network design, deployment, and Engineering teams to operationalize stable, scalable platforms. Create prototypes for problem solutions and extend software tools to minimize downtime of the optical and peering networks.
  • Advocate for and support the support team by actively seeking out and automating recurring transactional tasks. Work with other development teams to define requirements for additional systems and to integrate and coordinate tools/processes developed internally and externally.
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 EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form.