Hardware Test and Qualification Engineer, Hard Disk Drive
Xindian District, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Google's custom-designed machines make up one of the largest and most powerful computing infrastructures in the world. The Hardware Testing Engineering team ensures that this cutting-edge equipment is reliable.

In the R&D lab, you design test equipment for prototypes of our machinery and develop the protocols used to scale these tests for the entire global team.

Working closely with design engineers, you give input on designs to improve our hardware until you're sure it meets Google's standards of quality and reliability.

As a Hardware Testing and Qualification Engineer, you will join Google's design and test team in APAC. You will qualify new servers, storage devices, and specialized machine learning hardware for Google's data centers, ensuring they meet Google's stringent requirements for performance, security, reliability, and features.

Behind everything our users see online is the architecture built by the Technical Infrastructure team to keep it running.

From developing and maintaining our data centers to building the next generation of Google platforms, we make Google's product portfolio possible.

We're proud to be our engineers' engineers and love voiding warranties by taking things apart so we can rebuild them. We keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.


  • Create test plans and coordinate resources across many test environments.
  • Perform reliability and performance tests to ensure hardware and firmware solutions meet Google's requirements.
  • Report bugs and drive corrective action where needed with external suppliers or internal development teams.
  • Maintain and improve the qualification process.
  • Review supplier and ODM / JDM test plans and provide feedback that ensures they will test to Google’s standards. Review all test reports.
  • Minimum qualifications :

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 years of hardware / firmware testing experience in a research / development environment.
  • Experience with Linux / Unix / other operating systems, and scripting and / or programming.
  • Experience with hardware and firmware evaluation methodologies for hard disk drive (HDD) and root cause failure analysis.
  • Preferred qualifications :

  • Understanding of how to characterize performance over a large population using statistical analysis.
  • Overall understanding of storage systems : physical, functional, logical, mechanical, electrical, kernel, driver, thermal etc.
  • Understanding of how to test interfaces.
  • Ability to collect data to facilitate quick, accurate failure analysis from the vendor.
  • Ability to be self-motivated and proactive.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
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