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Staff Software Engineer, Google Translate Evaluation

Company: Google Inc.
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10 years of software development experience in C/C++, Python, or Go, or 8 years with a relevant advanced degree.
  • 3 years of experience with data analysis and experiment design.
  • Experience developing machine translation or Natural Language Processing (NLP) solutions and evaluation techniques.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree or PhD in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related technical field.
  • 15 years of professional software development experience.
  • Hands on technical leadership experience leading project teams and setting technical direction.
  • Experience developing solutions to ambiguous problems with significant impact.

About the job

Google engineers develop the next-generation technologies that change how users connect, explore, and interact with information and one another. As a member of an extraordinarily creative, motivated and talented team, you develop new products that are used by millions of people. We need our engineers to be versatile and passionate to take on new problems as we continue to push technology forward. If you get excited about building new things and working across discipline lines, then our team might be your next career step.

On the Google Translate team, we believe reliable evaluation is critical to making progress on machine translation quality. New research shows that innovative evaluation techniques are required to address the challenge of distinguishing subtle differences between high quality systems, evaluating quality in long documents as opposed to isolated sentences, evaluating quality for very low resource languages and evaluating speech to speech translation.

As a staff software engineer for Google Translate Evaluation, you will address these challenges and build a state of the art evaluation process within the Translate team. You will be designing experiments, analyzing results, and proposing recommendations on how to further improve our translation systems. You will work with a small team to design a roadmap to developing solutions. By applying data analysis and advanced quantitative techniques, your team will bring high quality translations to all of our users.

At Google, our users come first, and the Systems Infrastructure team is at the heart of that promise. We build the technologies that transform the way we think about doing business. Whether working on our cloud systems, researching the latest in computer technology or keeping Google's internal systems humming, Googlers and users alike rely on us to keep things running. We're back-end experts: protecting your privacy and ensuring your security.


  • Lead effort as part of a team to design novel evaluation techniques.
  • Understand the latest research in translation quality evaluation and apply them to the current set of challenges.
  • Design experiments and analyze results to recommend system changes.
  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software.

Keywords: Google Inc., Mountain View , Staff Software Engineer, Google Translate Evaluation, Other , Mountain View, California

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