Product Engineer, Product Lifecycle and Technical Operations



IT, Product, Operations
Posted on Saturday, May 13, 2023

Note: Google’s hybrid workplace includes remote roles.

Remote location: Thailand.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent practical experience.
  • 7 years of experience in a company developing supply chains in manufacturing and testing.
  • Experience developing technical relationships with contract manufacturers.
  • Experience in scripting with SQL or Python.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience creating and executing a design validation test plan on a complex electronic assembly.
  • Knowledge of system, functional, and board level testing.
  • Understanding of Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) devices, fabrication processes, Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) tests, Design for Excellence (DFX), quality, and reliability.
  • Ability to drive root cause analysis, corrective actions, and continuous process improvements working with cross functional teams, contract manufacturers, and suppliers.
  • Ability to produce a timely and highly accurate work product.
  • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills, with attention to detail.

About the job

As a Product Engineer, you will evaluate the product designs and create the processes, tools, and procedures behind Google’s powerful search technology. When vendors build parts for our infrastructure, you’re right there alongside ensuring manufacturing processes are repeatable and controlled. You collaborate with Commodity Managers and Design Engineers to determine Google’s infrastructure needs and product specifications. Your work ensures the various pieces of Google’s infrastructure fit together perfectly and keep our systems humming along smoothly for a seamless user experience and effective product realization through comprehensive Technical Leadership.

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.


  • Lead reviews between Design and Operations Engineering that are key to implementing the manufacturing plan, Design For Excellence, and test strategy.
  • Lead the technology assessment for new products, highlight risks, and develop mitigation plans to ensure the product meets specifications.
  • Provide on-site and remote support for pre-production builds. Ensure factory readiness, support manufacturing line bring-up, provide product debug training and gather feedback on build issues. Manage and drive yield bridge analysis to improve product quality.
  • Partner with Quality Engineers to establish product quality and reliability targets. Validate product qualification plans and support reliability testing.
  • Support supply chain continuity planning, such as second source part qualification, assembly qualifications, and release of engineering and manufacturer change orders.

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