My team at Google is hiring

by Алекс Руис on September 13, 2012

This is a follow up for a tweet I sent this morning. I’m sharing some more details to save everybody’s time.

In short: my team at Google is hiring. If you enjoy writing Eclipse plug-ins, send me your résumé at: alruiz at

Important details:

  • No prior experience with Eclipse is needed. We are looking for strong Java developers that have passion for building tools.
  • This job is in Mountain View, at Google’s headquarters. No telecommuting. Candidates should be willing to relocate if necessary.
  • You need to go through the regular Google interview process.

Take a look at this post if you’d like to know a little bit more about what we do and our culture.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Markus September 13, 2012 at 1:22 am

Hi Alex,

is this job limited to candidates located North America or does your team hire globally?



Alex Ruiz September 13, 2012 at 7:14 am

The job is not limited to candidates in North America, but you’ll need to relocate to Mountain View. Google covers relocation costs.


Dan Irinel September 13, 2012 at 1:22 am

My name is Irinel Dan, I’m from Romania and I have 4 years experience in writing Eclipse plug-ins. ( worked 3 years for Embarcadero and 1 year for IBM )
Just a quick question: it says “willing to relocate if necessary”. What “if necessary” means? Does this mean there is a chance someone can work from home? Will you employ someone abroad?

Thank you for your time,
Irinel Dan


Alex Ruiz September 13, 2012 at 7:15 am

Sorry Irinel, no working for home. What meant by “relocate if necessary” is that you’ll have to move to Mountain View. Google will cover the costs.


Ian Skerrett September 13, 2012 at 7:12 am


You should also post the job posting on the Eclipse Forum employment forum.



Alex Ruiz September 13, 2012 at 7:15 am

Thanks Ian! I didn’t know about the Eclipse employment forum. I’ll post the job shortly.


Kevin September 13, 2012 at 8:36 pm

My dream job would be to work for google. I love everything related to Android, Eclipse and java! I just can’t relocate.. and sadly, as much as I love java and think I am a decent developer, I would never survive the interview process.. I am very personable and passionate, I just lack the white board answer skills. I also lack a degree but have 12+ years professional experience, not sure that would make it impossible to get in without a degree or not if there is enough experience?

I am curious though.. I thought google supported and encouraged remote work or at least some remote work? I would MUCH rather work at the complex though! But with four kids all in sports and such, my dream job will have to reside working at home and using the google search engine to co-exist with fellow developers and code snippets :)


Alex Ruiz September 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm

I’m sorry Kevin. My team doesn’t have positions for telecommuters.


Miguel September 14, 2012 at 1:29 am

Any particular Java skillsets you’re looking for? I’ve got no experience writing tools for Eclipse, but I’ve been writing enterprise apps in Java for quite a while now.


Anthony Prouvost November 23, 2012 at 10:27 am

Hello Alex,

Are you still hiring and are you open to use recruitment companies in some cases for this ? Our company OPCoach based in France specialises in Eclipse training and Eclipse recruitment. There ‘s large a pool of good Eclipse profiles of all levels in France and some are highly interested to relocate to the US.
So if this can be an option for you, please let me know.
Thank you
Anthony Prouvost


Alex Ruiz November 25, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Thanks Anthony. We prefer to talk to candidates directly.


Jonathan Stiansen November 28, 2012 at 8:20 am

Hey Alex,
Exciting post, and yes I realize I’m a few days behind the curve. I have a bit more of a “one-off” question, I’m a third year computer science student and I plan to do an internship this summer. I’ve developed a small amount with Eclipse plug-ins and much of my experience (which involves android development for the university, UBC) is with Java. Would you team consider hiring an intern for this summer, or should I go through the regular channels to send in my resume for an internship (which I plan to do in the next few weeks)?



Anandan November 28, 2012 at 8:53 am

Hi Alex,
I have 1.5 years of experience as a java developer. May i know there is any opening for java Developer


Aleksandar February 13, 2013 at 11:39 am

Hi Alex,

are all eclipse plugins developed at Google’s headquarters? Are there teams in Europe?



Doug March 21, 2013 at 10:20 am

My friends are saying that almost all technical questions asked @Google onsite interviews are from these books:


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