Staff Software Engineer, Wear OS

  • UK Only
  • Google
Job Description:

Minimum qualifications:

Experience in technical leadership, leading project teams, and setting technical direction. Experience coding in Java.

Preferred qualifications:

  1. Experience developing APIs and integrating third-party services.
  2. Experience with mobile application development or Android framework development.
  3. Development experience with high-quality Android apps.
  4. Ability to independently lead projects and efforts.

About the job

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 take on new problems across the full-stack as we continue to push technology forward.

Wear OS is an Android-based smartwatch platform powering millions of devices from our global partners. These range from sport-focused devices to luxury fashion timepieces from leading consumer fashion brands.

In this role, you will optimise Android functionality for Wear OS. Join us to help shape the future of what wrist-worn wearables can do!

Making the world's information universally accessible and useful doesn't stop at the desktop. The Mobile team builds tools to get you the information you need no matter where you are. Android has become the world's most popular mobile ecosystem, powering billions of devices, from smartphones to tablets, watches to TVs and everything in between. Whether adding to the core Android experience, forging new markets for digital content, creating immersive and portable versions of our products or managing relationships with a global community of developers, the Mobile team is giving you Google on the go.


Lead short term and long term projects within Wear OS. Build a breadth of knowledge across Wear OS and develop excellent relationships with cross-functional leads across the organization Act as a productivity multiplier for the rest of the team. Take end-to-end ownership for the overall product and contribute across a wide range of technologies and teams within the organization. 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. See also Google's EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.

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