Google Bangalore

Want to work on complex engineering projects that scale to hundreds of millions of users around the world, in a city with outstanding weather, beautiful parks, awesome restaurants and a cultural history that goes back 1,000 years? Google Bangalore may be just the place you're looking for.

Accomplishments

Our engineers have worked on Ads, Enterprise, Geo and News products, search infrastructure and products for users in emerging markets.

Our launches have included Map Maker, Finance, SMS Channels and the AdWords Keyword Suggestions back end.

Google was named the best company to work for in India in 2010 and 2011 by the Great Place to Work Institute.

Stats

Number of Bangalore Googlers: Fewer than the number of Spartans at Thermopylae

Some of our conference rooms are named: Avanti, Dravida, Kalinga

Distance to HAL Aerospace Museum, in driving minutes: 16

Address

Google India Pvt. Ltd
No. 3, RMZ Infinity - Tower E
3rd, 4th, and 5th Floors
Old Madras Road
Bangalore, 560 016
India
Phone: +91-80-6721-8000

Inside Google Bangalore

Some call it the Garden City of India. Others call it our Silicon Valley. Any way you slice it, Bangalore is a great place to be – especially if, like us, you get to work on complex engineering challenges and build products for users around the world.

Our engineers have worked on core Google products like Ads, Apps, Chrome, Enterprise, Geo, News and Search. We’ve launched Google Finance, Map Maker and SMS Channels, and do important back-end work for AdWords. We’re also developing key components of next-generation search infrastructure and products for users in markets with underdeveloped digital infrastructure.

We’re small enough to be genuinely close-knit and friendly, but get to work with Googlers around the world every day. We’re encouraged to innovate and solve problems proactively. Our office has an awesome cafeteria, a gym, a nap room, and we enjoy door-to-door cab service and an on-call doctor.

We also have lots of fun. We play pool, and foosball, and cricket, and chess. We go on off-sites to destinations like Goa, Leh and the Maldives. From Deepavali to Karaga Shaktyotsava, we celebrate a different Indian festival in the office almost every month. We also celebrate non-Indian holidays, like Halloween and Christmas.

Want to work on products that scale massively and can change the world? We’d like to hear from you.

Our engineers work on challenging projects with really broad reach, and are encouraged to seize opportunities to innovate. That kind of experience is hard to match.

- Vivek Sahasranaman, Software Engineer

Google Bangalore: Frequently Asked Questions

What do you work on at Google Bangalore?

Bangalore engineers are computer scientists who use C/C++, Java, Javascript, HTML to build complex but simple to use systems involving distributed systems, scalable infrastructure and mobile applications.

Contrary to what some might think, our work is not local in scope or focus – it’s core to what Google does and affects hundreds of millions of users around the world.

Bangalore has large teams in the areas of:

  • Google's Enterprise offering - Google Apps for Business
  • Emerging markets - Bangalore is the largest engineering center for Emerging markets. We are building innovations like Trader and Baraza that will help bring the next billion users to the internet by making the web deeply useful for them.
  • Geo - we built Map Maker, now used in 190+ countries
  • Search - we are building search products like Custom Search Engine and innovating next generation search technologies
  • Site Reliability Engineering - this is how Google services keep running 24x7, 365 days through rapid product releases, network outages and so on

What makes Bangalore different from other Google offices?

We’re primarily an engineering office, though we do have a few other roles here as well. Our location makes us pretty special, too. Bangalore’s a wonderful city, with great weather, outstanding restaurants and lots and lots of open space, from Cubbon Park to Lal Bagh. (Thus the “Garden City” nickname.) Plus, we’re just a short flight from cool travel destinations from Bangkok to Mauritius. We may be biased, but we think this is the best place to live and work in all of India.

How does Google Bangalore build relationships with the local developer community?

We sponsor and participate in academic and industry conferences, like Barcamp, Open Source India, HiPC, the India Software Developer Conference and the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. We have close relationships with local engineering and business schools, like the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institute of Management. We host Developer Days in our office. And we connect with technology entrepreneurs by speaking at TiE and Plugged.in events.

Have any notable people visited Google Bangalore?

We’ve hosted famous folks like politician Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan, novelist Chetan Bhagat, aviation industry pioneer Captain G.R. Gopinath, quiz-show host and TV producer Siddhartha Basu, IT business guru M.S. Krishnan and social entrepreneur Ramesh Ramanathan.

What does Google Bangalore do to help the less fortunate?

A lot of us get involved through GoogleServe, a day where Googlers throughout the company can volunteer their time to serve others. For instance, our Googlers volunteered at the Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, home to 150 disadvantaged and disabled children, where we drew, painted, played games and held a talent show. And we took 25 children from the Freedom Foundation, an orphanage, to Wonderla, a local amusement park, and made the Foundation a donation of supplies and school uniforms. Our NGO consultants are a team of Account Optimizers that help NGOs across India gain access and use their Google Grant Accounts (AdWords Accounts) to their full potential. And our Women@Google employee resource group also volunteers their time partnering with various organizations that help and support women and girls.

Are there any notable Googlers in the Bangalore office?

One of the founders of Google Bangalore, Lalitesh Katragadda, created Map Maker and is known for his geo-data, machine vision, machine learning and space robotics work. He’s also spoken at TED.

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