Google to hire for software engineering jobs in Boston
Posted on February 21, 2011
Google has announced it is hiring for software engineering jobs in Boston and for other positions across the board. The search engine giant writes on their blog:
2010 was a huge year for Google. Many of our big betson mobile, display advertising, the cloud and morereally started to pay off. Amazingly, Android now runs on over 100 devices with more than 300,000 activations each day. Chrome has at least 120 million active users and its growing quickly. Last year more than 1 million businesses switched to Google Apps and embraced its 100% web approach. And weve made search faster than ever, even when youre on the go.
But it wasnt just a growth year for our productsthe company grew as well. In 2010 we added more than 4,500 Googlers, primarily in engineering and sales: second only to 2007 when we added over 6,000 people to Google.
I love Google because of our people. It’s inspiring to be part of the team. And that’s why I am excited about 2011because it will be our biggest hiring year in company history. Were looking for top talentacross the board and around the globeand well hire as many smart, creative people as we can to tackle some of the toughest challenges in computer science: like building a web-based operating system from scratch, instantly searching an index of more than 100 million gigabytes and even developing cars that drive themselves. Theres something at Google for everyonefrom geo, to enterprise, to videowith most of the work done in small teams, effectively working as start-ups. (The average number of software engineers on a project at Google is 3.5.) Thats why the vast majority of our people stay with us, building their careers and taking on new challenges within the company.
I joined Google more than eight years agowhen we had barely 500 employees and still used Outlook for email and AIM for chatand while there have been many changes, Google is still the same entrepreneurial company it was when I started, encouraging Googlers to take on big ideas and high-risk, high-reward opportunities.