1+ months

Software Engineer, Civics - Google

Washington, District of Columbia

Google's software engineers develop the next-generation technologies that change how billions of users connect, explore, and interact with information and one another. Our products need to handle information at massive scale, and extend well beyond web search. We're looking for engineers who bring fresh ideas from all areas, including information retrieval, distributed computing, large-scale system design, networking and data storage, security, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, UI design and mobile; the list goes on and is growing every day. As a software engineer, you will work on a specific project critical to Google’s needs with opportunities to switch teams and projects as you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve. We need our engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to tackle new problems across the full-stack as we continue to push technology forward.

With your technical expertise you manage individual projects priorities, deadlines and deliverables. You design, develop, test, deploy, maintain, and enhance software solutions.

The Software Engineer for this role will be part of the Civics team in Google Search. The team mission is to increase informed engagement in democracy. The team builds search features that helps Google users stay up to date on the results of an election, learn more about their candidates and parties in order to make an informed voting decision, understand the logistics of the election process (e.g. where to vote, what to bring), and access government services in an efficient manner.

As a team member, you’ll build features using Google Search infrastructure that meet these critical user needs. Our features have been used by hundreds of millions of users to get reliable information during these critical events. Come join our team for an exciting and important opportunity.

Google is and always will be an engineering company. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to take on some of technology's greatest challenges and make an impact on millions, if not billions, of users. At Google, engineers not only revolutionize search, they routinely work on massive scalability and storage solutions, large-scale applications and entirely new platforms for developers around the world. From AdWords to Chrome, Android to YouTube, Social to Local, Google engineers are changing the world one technological achievement after another.



  • Design and build data ingestion software for acquiring civic data at scale
  • Design and build UI and serving software for surfacing civic data
  • Focus on overall product quality and user experience. Engineers are expected to take ownership for features beyond just building software



Minimum qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience coding in Java and/or C++


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in civics, elections, or social good technology initiatives
  • Fluency in Python and/or JavaScript
  • Strong team and communication skills


At Google, 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. Google is 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 let us know.


To all recruitment agencies Google does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Google employees or any other company location. Google is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


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