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Energy Algorithms Engineer, Nest at Google (Mountain View, CA)

Minimum qualifications:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience in algorithm development for energy management systems or HVAC control.
  • Software development experience in Python C/C++ and/or Java.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in cloud-based algorithm implementations.
  • Effective problem solving, algorithm design, system design, and complexity analysis skills.
  • Developed data analysis, visualization, rapid prototyping, and validation skills.

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 Googles 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.

With your technical expertise you will manage project priorities, deadlines, and deliverables. You will design, develop, test, deploy, maintain, and enhance software solutions.

At Google Nest were working to make the smart home less complicated and more helpful. The Nest Intelligence team develops the algorithms that make Nests products and services smart and helpful, whether that be through sensing, machine perception, control systems, pattern recognition, or preference learning. As an Energy Algorithms Engineer, you will help keep our Nest Thermostat customers comfortable while saving them money and reducing the worlds energy consumption. In this role youll be developing and helping deploy innovative algorithms in the energy space, working closely within the team and with people in product management, embedded software development, UX and data services.

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Our Devices & Services team combines the best of Google AI, Software, and Hardware to create radically helpful experiences for users. We research, design, and develop new technologies and hardware to make our user's interaction with computing faster, seamless, and more powerful. Whether finding new ways to capture and sense the world around us, advancing form factors, or improving interaction methods, the Devices & Services team is making people's lives better through technology.


  • Discover, design, improve and build new energy load management and HVAC control algorithms that can run on Google Nest devices or in the cloud.
  • Analyze large datasets to discover patterns, build models and test algorithms.
  • Understand and design for user expectations and behavior.
  • Identify opportunities for machine learning and other algorithms to provide value to our users.
  • Collaborate across Alphabet and with 3rd party organizations on energy research.
At Google, we dont just accept differencewe celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. 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.