Infrastructure Software engineer at Google (SWE)

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Jul 13 5 Comments

A google recruiter has reached out for this role with title as Infrastructure Software engineer (SWE). They said they are very much interested in my profile and can skip phone interview as well. But due to this unusual title, I'm having questions:

1. I'm only interested in regular SWE roles - backend developer. Not sure if it is regular SWE role or like a SETI role. I heard from a contact in Google that they no longer have SETI roles and SWE roles have been merged to SETI.

2. Will I have the ability to change teams like a regular SWE if I want to.

3. Also the teams offered are under Google tech infrastructure -> NetArch/Netinfra, NetSoft, Enterprise SDN Engineering. I have been working in VMware NSX, hence these networking related roles. But I'm open to roles in every domain and dont want restrict to networking alone. Not sure how these good these teams are too. Enterprise SDN description almost felt like they mainly doing QA automation, which is clearly not what I'm interested in.

TIA

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  • Google iPhone 9
    Google doesn't have SETIs anymore. They converted all SETIs to SWEs. Ask recruiter if the job ladder is software engineering. If it is, you can switch to a different team after 1 year.

    I'd imagine the recruiter meant software engineering roles under Cloud Technical Infrastructure, which is also Google Technical Infrastructure PA.
    Jul 13 3
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      Thanks. I had heard the same thing that Google doesn't have SETIs anymore. But in that case, does everyone have the same software engineering job ladder? Is there any additional restrictions on engineers working on SETI roles.
      Jul 13
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      Also any idea how is the work like in these teams?
      Jul 13
    • Apple MClayton
      So can SETI easily switch to SWE now? If not, what ladder are they on?
      Jul 13
  • VMware nomoLies
    You can ask your recruiter to hand you off to another one that handles positions in your area of interest.
    Jul 17 0