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Software Engineering at Google

Speaker: 
Dr Kelly Westbrooks
Affiliation: 
Google, Inc.
Time: 
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
RM 608, Classroom South

What is it like working as a software engineer at Google? In this presentation, I'll talk about everything a prospective candidate needs to know about working as a Google engineer, including details about the hiring process, what to expect in a technical interview, the different types of engineering jobs that Google hires for, as well as the perks and rewards of working at Google. Afterword, we'll have an informal Q&A session where I will answer your questions and meet students who are interested in applying for positions.

 

Speaker's Bio: 

Dr. Kelly Westbrooks received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Georgia Tech in 2001 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia State in 2009. While working on his Ph.D., he was employed at several companies in Atlanta as a software engineer, including Digital Insight, BellSouth, CBeyond, and others. After earning his Ph.D., he went to work for Life Technologies as a bioinformatics software engineer. In 2011, he started working at Google as a software engineer. At Google, he worked on Google Genomics, a cloud software platform for genomic data analysis. Most recently, he switched to Google’s System Infrastructure team, which writes the software that manages Google’s data centers.