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Cloud Infrastructure Software Engineer, Everyday Robot Project

Company: X, the moonshot factory
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

X is Alphabet's moonshot factory. We are a diverse group of inventors and entrepreneurs who build and launch technologies that aim to improve the lives of millions, even billions, of people. Our goal: 10x impact on the world's most intractable problems, not just 10% improvement. We approach projects that have the aspiration and riskiness of research with the speed and ambition of a startup.TeamWe are the Everyday Robot Project at X, a moonshot that brings together people with varied skill sets and backgrounds to build a future where robots can be as helpful to people in the physical world as computers now are in the virtual world. We believe that the future of robotics and AI can unfold in a way that has lasting positive impact in our everyday lives and our wider communities. Our mission is to build learning robots that help people everyday and everywhere live better lives. Creating robots that can learn in different ways involves navigating some of the hardest challenges in robotics today. It's an ambiguous and iterative process, so we've worked hard to create a team environment where collaboration and creativity can flourish, and where people always feel comfortable bringing their unique perspectives and expertise to the table.The Everyday Robot is looking for a new Cloud SWE to help develop our cloud-based robotics systems. Meet our team and learn more about our moonshot!RoleAs our newest Cloud SWE, you will be helping us advance our robotics moonshot by empowering our robots with an ever growing set of cloud based capabilities. You will support several teams cross-functionally with cloud based services, tools, infrastructure, and work streams for cutting edge robot machine learning, mapping, diagnostics, remote operations, monitoring and more.ResponsibilitiesGather requirements for, design, implement, and instrument systems that support the Everyday Robot Project's needs for low-latency, high-bandwidth, and high-availability communications to and from robots operating in the field, and as simulated instances.Work with and contribute to internal and external cloud infrastructure (e. g. Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes, Cloud Storage, etc.)Help us bridge the gap between our systems running in GCP/GKE and internally hosted services.Collaborate closely with, and in some cases directly on, frontend code, robot systems, CLI scripts, and other tooling.Minimum QualificationsDemonstrated industry experience developing distributed systems leveraging cloud technologies (Microservices, Load Balancing, Networking, Security, Architecture).Experience with containerized computing platforms and related concepts (Docker, Kubernetes, Clusters).A solid understanding of networking security principles (TLS, Certificate Authorities, OAuth, JWT Tokens, Service Accounts, etc), and how they apply in cloud systems.Experience developing in Go, including deep understanding of control flow, and language specific concepts.An appetite for diving deep into related technologies and systems. In robotics, many things are interconnected, and you will find yourself diving into cloud services, data stores, on-robot systems, automating processes, and more.Preferred QualificationsExperience with cloud infrastructure supporting IoT, self-driving vehicles, or other autonomous systemsRobotics, hardware, or game development experience, particularly if the project had distributed, networked componentsExperience in a variety of other languages including but not limited to: C++, Java, Typescript, and/or Python.About X, the moonshot factoryAt X, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are 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.If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at:

Keywords: X, the moonshot factory, Mountain View , Cloud Infrastructure Software Engineer, Everyday Robot Project, IT / Software / Systems , Mountain View, California

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