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Developer Programs Engineer


  • UK
  • Not disclosed
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 03/08/2012
  • HR Operations
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Developer Programs Engineer


This position is based in London, UK.

The area: Engineering

Google is and always will be an engineering company. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to tackle some of technology's greatest challenges and make an impact on millions, if not billions, of users. At Google, engineers not only revolutionize search, they routinely work on massive scalability and storage solutions, large-scale applications and entirely new platforms for developers around the world. From AdWords to Chrome, Android to YouTube, Social to Local, Google engineers are changing the world one technological achievement after another.

The role: Developer Programs Engineer

We're self-proclaimed nerds, and our Developer Relations organization keeps us connected to the communities that love technology as much as we do. Part community manager and part developer advocate, Developer Programs Engineers collaborate with developers at conferences and online, and advocate for developers interests internally at Google. Not afraid to be hands-on, you write sample code and client libraries as well as participate in developer forums and support queues to troubleshoot and debug coding problems developers encounter. Internally, you work with product engineering teams improve our products by conveying feedback from developers, reviewing API designs and testing new features. Chrome, Android, App Engine, HTML5 as well as our core Google Apps and Ads APIs are just some of the platforms you promote and support.

With your technical expertise, you drive strategy around fostering a community of developers who work with Google technologies. An ardent advocate for these developers, you represent their voice internally to our Product Managers and serve as their Google support in application development and technology implementation.


  • Assist third-party developers in troubleshooting their integrations with Google APIs and use of other Google developer products.
  • Manage and participate in developer discussion forums and support queues to debug and resolve technical/coding problems.
  • Write sample code and client libraries, and contribute to open source projects.
  • Build strong ecosystem for developer products by blogging, writing technical articles, making presentations at developer conferences, and working with local developer communities.
  • Help product engineering teams improve developer products by conveying feedback from developers, reviewing API designs, and testing new features.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS (In lieu of degree, relevant skills or equivalent experience).
  • Programming experience in Java, PHP, Python, Ruby, .NET and JavaScript.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in computer science or similar technical field
  • Experience as a committer in an open source project.
  • Strong web application or mobile application development experience.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively.
  • Solid knowledge of XML, with experience using SOAP or REST web services.

Ref: IJ-7706
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