Software Engineer, Android Games

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Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related technical field, or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience writing low-level software in C
  • Programming experience in Java

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in Graphics API’s (Vulkan, OpenGL, DirectX)
  • Experience with Kotlin programming language
  • Programming experience in C++
  • System level development and debugging experience for Android (NDK’s, OS behaviors, low-level coding)
  • Familiarity with Game and Game Engine Development.

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.

The Android Game team’s mission is to build industry leading tools and libraries that make Android a great platform for game development. We believe that good games only come from good tools and strong consistent performance and we are committed to helping developers realize their creative visions on our platform.

You’ll collaborate with large game studios and game engines and you’ll work on Android C/C++ libraries for games released under the umbrella of AGDK (Android Game Development Kit). Our libraries allow games to improve performance, be easier to tune and develop and be more predictable and reliable across Android devices. You’ll also conduct research on game performance across the Android fleet and usage of game engines across games.

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 Google Ads to Chrome, Android to YouTube, Social to Local, Google engineers are changing the world one technological achievement after another.


  • Develop new libraries for Android games.
  • Enrich and extend current libraries.
  • Research existing games to improve game performance.
  • Analyse telemetry data to identify improvement opportunities.
  • Improve infrastructures for libraries building, testing, and CI.

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.

Job Overview

  • Date Posted:
  • Expiration date:August 9, 2021
  • Location:London
  • Job Title:Software Engineer, Android Games
  • Salary:£Competitive
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