Google Wants You In Its Singapore “Kampung” – Opening Positions

Last week, photos of Google’s gorgeous new headquarters graced our social media feeds and gave us major office envy.

‘Typical’ new-school office features like high ceilings, open spaces and huge screens aside, the tech giant’s new Singapore home also includes elements of local culture.

One of the few things that stood out was its cafeteria, which is heavily-inspired by hawker food, and serves Googlers local favourites like chicken rice and roti prata.

Photo by @passerbyshaz / ©Vulcan Post
Photo by @passerbyshaz / ©Vulcan Post

During the media viewing, Google also showed off meeting rooms which were inspired by kampungs, in a bid “to foster better co-working between Googlers and the creation of a neighbourly community”.

They’ve also announced the upcoming launch of their ‘Code in the Community’ initiative, which aims to teach around 3,000 kids from low-income homes coding skills over the next three years.

While it can be passed off as superficial forms of integration to appease the local community, it seems like they’re actually taking this kampung idea pretty seriously.

This morning, The Straits Times published an article on Joanna Flint, Google’s Singapore country director, stating that they “want to welcome more Singaporeans into its new ‘kampung‘”.

Said Flint, “We want to bring the community into Google.”

With Google staff numbers in Singapore “doubling from 2013 to its headcount of 1,000 today”, Flint also cited that we’re the company’s fastest-growing office in Asia, and that having a presence in Singapore is “a massive breakthrough”.

There’s a focus on building up the engineering team in its local office, albeit no official numbers of the intended strength being mentioned, and she revealed that one of its areas of focus is catering to the “next billion users” – most coming from emerging Asian markets.

The company is said to be “looking to invest heavily in talent”, but she emphasised that the search for the “right talent” isn’t easy these days.

“What I’m finding lacking is getting people who can problem-solve. Critical thinking, as well as being able to communicate, is the most important thing we’re looking for. […] Hiring people who can only do one thing is going to be an issue. The company is moving, changing and evolving as the world is evolving, and that skill is becoming a critical piece.”

While your guess on if you’re a right fit for their needs is as good as ours, here are some of the open positions in the local office that you could try your luck at:

Data Center and Network

A Google data center in the US / Image Credit: Google Today
A Google data center in the US / Image Credit: Google Today

Data Center Facilities Mechanical Engineer/Technician

Responsibilities:

  • Develop good understanding of infrastructure design and sequence of operation. Become familiar with managing operational risks.
  • Develop operational procedures of varying complexity and execute them as part of a team.
  • Possess and demonstrate hands-on skills that enable maintenance of major mechanical systems. Resolve and troubleshoot common system failures.
  • Become familiar with the safety rules and regulations associated with operating complex infrastructure.
  • Adopt continuous improvements to minimise the environmental impact of the operation by helping the team improve site power usage effectiveness (PUE) and operational efficiency.
  • This position requires shift work that includes weekends and public holidays.

Interested?

Apply for the position here.

Developer Relations

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Image Credit: Google

Developer Relations Program Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Make developers in the region successful by building applications and businesses on Google’s developer products and APIs. Represent Google’s key products (Android, Chrome, Google+) as well as Google’s myriad of other developer products relevant to the regional audience.
  • Coordinate and execute both online and offline outreach and support programs in the region. This could include responsibility for large-scale Google developer events such as Google Developer Days, as well as having responsibility for local content on developers.google.com and regional developer blogs and social networking channels.
  • Attain high visibility personally, potentially giving keynotes at Google events, speaking at third-party events, and actively engaging with regional governments, universities, and business/startup groups.
  • Manage relationships with, and foster creation of, local developer communities, both formal (Google Developer Groups) and informal (discussion boards, casual meet-ups, non-affiliated user groups). Meet with local developers and businesses, promoting Google technologies to them.
  • Advocate for developers internally, and influence Google developer product strategy by working with Product Management, Engineering, PR, Marketing, Business Development and other cross-functional teams.

Interested?

Apply for the position here.

Developer Advocate (Partnership)

Responsibilities:

  • Work with external software developers in Greater China and Southeast Asia to bring Google integrations to market that drive significant business and user value.
  • Work with partners one-on-one in an engineering capacity in order to help them launch new features in their software.
  • Produce requirements and design documents with partners that represent industry-leading applications having meaningful Google integrations.
  • Take regular, engineering-focused meetings with partners to help them complete the integration.
  • Bring feedback to other engineering, product, marketing, business development, and UX teams at Google. Communicate effectively with Mandarin and other Southeast Asian language speaking clients.

Interested?

Apply for the position here.

Legal and Government Relations

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PM Lee at Google Singapore’s office opening / Photo by @passerbyshaz / ©Vulcan Post

Public Policy and Government Relations Analyst/Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Help to research and develop public policy positions and campaigns as part of a broad cross functional team.
  • Work with policy makers, industry bodies and third parties to advance Google’s policy agenda.
  • Develop and execute cross-functional projects, initiatives and events.
  • The role requires significant experience either working with or in government, politics or a regulatory agency as well as an ability to grasp complex technical and policy issues.

Interested?

Apply for the position here.

Marketing and Communications

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Image Credit: Google

Publisher Marketing Lead, APAC

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the positioning, strategy, and development of marketing plans that support Publishers, working closely with sales leadership in Asia Pacific
  • Lead a team of highly skilled individuals to successfully implement marketing strategies and campaigns supporting Google’s Publisher business in Asia Pacific.
  • Identify and execute innovative marketing strategies and plans to drive Publisher education, engagement and product adoption.
  • Develop thought-leadership materials, client and executive presentations, case studies and other content designed to accelerate Google’s business momentum and better engage Google’s customers.
  • Champion Google’s message, best practices and perspectives to customers and industry peers via events and other direct client communications channels.

Interested?

Apply for the position here.

Next Billion Users Community and Content Specialist, Consumers, Google Technical Services

Responsibilities:

  • Work with a series of media training specialists, build a strong pipeline of regular partnership outreach to media organisations in APAC, conducting regular training sessions in newsrooms that teach journalists how to use Google tools; Forge partnerships with journalism organisations, associations, and unions to hold joint technology training workshops and scale your work across the region.
  • Drive editorial partnerships focused on Google Trends – delivering data-driven insights to media partners in unique ways, with the help of the News Lab’s global curation team.
  • Hold community events that bring together entrepreneurs and journalists from a variety of organisations to collaborate together around new technologies for storytelling. Travel as required regularly throughout the region, and speak on behalf of the team in a public capacity.
  • Develop partnerships with innovative organisations in the news industry, leveraging the best of Google to handle opportunities in fields like crisis reporting, politics and elections, virtual reality, and more.
  • Bring an entrepreneurial spirit to work every day, conceiving of new opportunities and avenues to help the media industry grow with Google. Communicate effectively with English speaking clients.

Interested?

Apply for the position here.

Associate Product Marketing Manager (APMM)/Product Marketing Manager (PMM), APAC Marketing Strategy and Operations

Responsibilities:

  • Take responsibility for defining and executing go-to-market strategies and organisational coordination for new feature launches, including positioning, naming, external communications, competitive analysis and feature prioritisation.
  • Develop messaging, collateral, events and business strategies aimed at acquiring advertisers and publishers, increasing engagement with them and measuring the efficacy of such programs.
  • Help Google better understand consumer and advertiser behaviour through quantitative methods, models and research, and provide important feedback into the product and strategic development cycle.
  • Determine return on investment for projects.

Interested?

Apply for the position here.

Network Engineering

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Image Credit: Google

Network Engineer, Deployment

Responsibilities:

  • Create complex deployment packages and documentation for network planning, execution and New Platform Introduction. Ensure accuracy of all updated designs, deployment packages and as-built documentation.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams internal to Google to achieve organisational objectives on major programs while developing and reviewing network designs. Influence goal and plan of record setting for groups within Network Operations.
  • Plan, oversee and perform complex field work (installing/commissioning/decommissioning systems) and be able to work with and review external contractors in activities above. Supervise field work of internal Google teams and external vendors; Contribute to field work standards/best practices.
  • Make/recommend strategic and tactical changes to existing physical infrastructure (structure cable, riser, Point of Entrance details, bulk fiber). Lead troubleshooting efforts for entire network systems (end-to-end long haul route, complete metro transport, core routing elements).
  • Work closely with telecom vendors to plan for circuit migrations and to perform troubleshooting. Travel 30% of the time is expected.

Interested?

Apply for the position here.

Partnerships

Regional Vertical Lead, APAC Commerce Partnerships

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a regional vertical strategy for Google’s partnership efforts in commerce across APAC.
  • Collaborate with country teams as well as Product and Engineering to help identify, structure, negotiate and sign key partnerships in the commerce space across the region.
  • Understand full scope of partners’ commercial and product needs; work closely with Product, Engineering, Global Solution Leads and Publisher Solutions & Innovations team to inform Google’s roadmap in pursuit of regionally attuned vertical solutions.
  • Work with country partnerships leaders to cascade vertical plans to market level.
  • Design and manage the development and execution of cross-Google account plans for key partners in the commerce vertical in conjunction with country teams.

Interested?

Apply for the position here.

Regional Vertical Lead, APAC Mobile Apps Partnerships

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a regional vertical strategy (with Global Vertical Leaders and APAC regional leaders) that is data driven and includes a compelling narrative for Google’s role in evolving the Apps industry in APAC.
  • Collaborate with country teams as well as Product and Engineering to help identify, structure, negotiate and sign marquee partnerships in the mobile apps space across the region.
  • Understand full scope of partners’ commercial and product needs; work closely with Product, Engineering, and PSI to inform Google’s roadmap in pursuit of regionally attuned vertical solutions.
  • Work with country partnerships leaders to cascade vertical plans to market level.
  • Design and manage the development and execution of cross-Google account plans for key partners in the apps vertical in conjunction with country teams.

Interested?

Apply for the position here.

Hardware Operations Specialist, Google Hardware

Responsibilities:

  • Project manage the entire lifecycle of a retail incentive promotion (i.e. price drops, bundles, etc.).
  • Form strong relationships with partner managers to understand upcoming promotional calendars.
  • Ensure necessary legal and purchase order documents are in place with partners before promotional activity begins.
  • Work internally and externally across multiple stakeholders to deliver well managed campaigns, including troubleshooting any obstacles.
  • Gather results from partners to measure success, assess return of investment and inform future promotional plans.

Interested?

Apply for the position here.

People Operations

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Image Credit: Job Science

Recruiter, APAC

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate skill level and manage offer process including reference checks.
  • Ensure hiring manager and team are prepared during the interview process and that interviews are conducted in an efficient and professional manner.
  • Manage candidate process and act as a candidate advocate.
  • Develop client management expertise.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders around the region.

Interested?

Apply for the position here.

Google People Services Program Manager, Operations

Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for leading the team through planning, design, communication and operational optimisation, including leveraging suppliers and building capabilities for sustainable, scalable operations.
  • Develop innovative solutions, and improve and implement processes, programs and policies working in close collaboration with global counterparts and cross-functional teams representing Legal, Staffing, HRBPs and other departments.
  • Drive identification, assessment and execution of ongoing process improvement opportunities in terms of user experience, quality and productivity. Partner with Engineering and other key constituents to translate your team’s requirements into cutting-edge product enhancements or entirely new applications.
  • Provide strategic support to staffing teams and key stakeholders. Create, articulate and socialise mid and long-term strategies for your team, including enhancement to existing services and addition of new services and compile ongoing service metrics and review with senior leadership and customers.
  • Manage vendor partners including day-to-day vendor questions, conducting case review as needed, addressing exception requests, responding to escalations, and conducting quarterly business reviews. Interpret internal or external business issues and recommend best practices, solving complex problems and taking a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions.

Interested?

Apply for the position here.

Sales and Account Management

APAC Performance Solutions Expert (UX/UI)

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with account managers to drive adoption among top advertisers and business growth of related products. Partner with global teams to create a clear and compelling vision for digital assets across computer, tablet, and mobile platforms in the region.
  • Train and lead the advertisers and sales organization, including travel to supported markets where appropriate. Scale adoption across all relevant markets.
  • Support performance team on analytics and metric tracking; Recommend metrics/quotas and campaign goals for the region. Lead initiatives and drive core cross-functional projects including working with regional Product Strategy, Developer Relations, Google Technical Services, Sales Finance, Sales Operations and other teams.
  • Define requirements for asset strategy and features and related sales and advertiser tools. Partner with Cluster Teams to manage alpha, beta, and launch cycles and to localise materials, value proposition, and best practices for digital asset related topics.

Interested?

Apply for the position here.

Client Lead, Global Client and Agency Solutions (GCAS)

Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with a team to drive growth with new and existing customers. Systematically build and foster long term C-Level relationships with regional client decision makers, as well as their agency counterparts, to be able to build and carry out long-term digital strategies and optimise their advertising expenditures.
  • Develop and manage global and/or regional Joint Business Plans across various Google products and services, countries, and channels, working in partnership with local Account Executives and regional/global team members.
  • Generate business plans to define strategies and tactics. Support client(s) with the creation of global/regional large scale advertising programs (e.g. global sponsorship campaigns, cross-market product launch or brand campaigns).
  • Develop scalable and leading edge solutions for client(s) in order to optimise their advertising expenditures and maximise use of Google products (Search, Video, Display, Mobile, etc.).
  • Manage multiple cross-product opportunities and projects.

Interested?

Apply for the position here.

Industry Analyst Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Develop smart, integrated, research-based proposals and presentations to enhance Google’s reputation with clients.
  • Acquire and share deep knowledge of a specific industry sector, its competitive landscape, client products, and key business issues that affect the client and industry.
  • Provide leadership, decision-making frameworks, analytic guidance, and business judgment to drive projects.
  • Assume primary responsibility for structuring and executing operational and strategic initiatives, developing work plans, gathering and synthesising relevant data, leading analyses, and developing final recommendations.
  • Develop new marketing collateral using industry, marketing, and third-party research to support the Sales team in all the vertical-specific tactical strategies.

Interested?

Apply for the position here.

Software Engineering

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Image Credit: Asiaone

Software Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement new user-facing features in Google’s products.
  • Build the libraries and frameworks that support large, complex mobile applications like Gmail, Maps and YouTube.
  • Optimise mobile applications to maximise speed and scale. Support a wide range of Android devices and diverse network environments from 2G to 4G and Wi-Fi.
  • Write client-side code for mobile applications, create fast, easy-to-use, high-volume production applications and develop prototypes quickly.

Interested?

Apply for the position here.

Software Engineer, Tango

Responsibilities:

  • Design and build advanced apps for the Android platform.
  • Write client-side code for web-based applications, create fast, easy-to-use, high volume production applications, and develop prototypes quickly.
  • Build tools, libraries and engine integrations to make developing AR/VR applications easier
  • Support local, high touch partners with app development and build technical demonstrations.

Interested?

Apply for the position here.

Technical Solutions

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Image Credit: Google

Technical Solutions Consultant, Google Technical Services

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate expertise regarding Google’s advertiser and/or partner products working with clients and internal stakeholders to realise business goals in the market.
  • Work with Sales to identify new business opportunities and develop them.
  • Understand requirements, provide technical information and solutions around applying advertising and/or partner products and technologies, and share guidance/best-practices.
  • Identify and solve client problems proactively and creatively through project management and consultation on technical setup.

Interested?

Apply for the position here.

Solutions Architect, Google Cloud

Responsibilities:

  • Provide expertise and leadership in Solutions Architecture in the infrastructure and applications space.
  • Define the business case for solutions, design the solution to help with prototyping and development, and take solution through to launch and market.
  • Demonstrate thought leadership in cloud computing across multiple channels and become a trusted advisor to decision makers.
  • Provide customer and market feedback to the product and engineering teams, and influence product direction.
  • Travel 30% of the time for meetings, technical reviews and onsite delivery activities.

Interested?

Apply for the position here.

User Experience and Design

Interaction Designer

Responsibilities:

  • Help to define the user model and user interface for new and existing Google products and features custom-built for an emerging market audience.
  • Develop high-level and/or detailed storyboards, mockups and prototypes to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas.
  • Gauge the usability of new and existing products and make constructive suggestions for change.

Interested?

Apply for the position here.

Want To Work At Google? Your Chance Is Here!

Google isn’t holding back in setting up base in Singapore, and there’s no better time to hop onto the ride with them than now.

These are just a few open positions that we’ve pulled out from Google’s hiring page for Singapore, so if you’re interested, do check out the full listings here! If none of these are interesting, know this, as the face of the job market is changing, here’s a new initiative that will help you find your future job.



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