Senior Software Engineering Manager, YouTube

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Job Description

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, related degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • People management experience. Technical leadership experience.
  • Programming experience, and experience with system design.
  • Experience communicating and working across teams.

Preferred qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in Computer Science or closely related degree.
  • Relevant industry experience from video or e-commerce industry.
  • Experience working across organization, setting up the strategy and vision for the team as well as working cross-functionally.
  • Strong people management experience including building the teams from ground up

About the job

Like Google's own ambitions, the work of a Software Engineer (SWE) goes way beyond just Search. SWE Managers have not only the technical expertise to take on and provide technical leadership to major projects, but also manage a team of engineers. You not only optimize your own code but make sure engineers are able to optimize theirs. As a SWE Manager you manage your project goals, contribute to product strategy and help develop your team. SWE teams work all across the company, in areas such as information retrieval, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, distributed computing, large-scale system design, networking, security, data compression, user interface design; the list goes on and is growing every day. Operating with scale and speed, our exceptional software engineers are just getting started -- and as a manager, you guide the way.

Today already many people globally use YouTube to discover and research products across almost all categories, such as beauty, fashion, electronics, and sporting goods. Video is an incredible format to see and learn more about any product. We’re committed to investing meaningfully to take Shopping on YouTube to the next level, and make YouTube a global online destination for authentic, trusted, and enjoyable shopping experiences.

YouTube has grown into a community used by over 1 billion people across the globe to access information, share video, and shape culture. The YouTube team helps budding creators build careers, creates products like YouTube Kids, YouTube Music, and YouTube Gaming, and engages communities around shared passions and global conversations. Together, we empower the world to create, broadcast, and share.


  • Build a team of software engineers from ground up and manage them effectively.
  • Help setting technical direction, review and influence ongoing design, architecture and standards.
  • Be responsible for the overall planning, execution, and success of complex technical projects
  • Work closely with product management team to build the vision and opportunities and to ensure we're building the best products

Company Info.


YouTube is an online video platform owned by Google. In total, users watch more than one billion hours of YouTube videos each day, and hundreds of hours of video content are uploaded to YouTube servers every minute.

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