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If you’re wondering if Google has an opening in your particular tech area, the answer is probably yes.

“The great thing is that we have almost every type of IT opening available,” Geshuri says. “From networking to security to sysadmins. If you look at our job board, we have tons and tons of amazing openings.”

He’s not exaggerating. The openings range from the data center, global infrastructure, and security to video conferencing, telecommunications, and Web site engineering.

The locations, too, are diverse. “It’s not necessarily centralized, so it’s a broad set of roles in all the locations we have,” he says. The company has facilities from Phoenix to New York to Dallas, not to mention Egypt, the Ukraine, Latvia, Ireland, Azerbaijan, and many others.

(Azerbaijan? Does Google need outposts in every little corner of the world? Is it…planning on taking over the planet?)

“Not one location is hiring more than the other,” Geshuri explains. He refers to the global growth of the company, how it’s always building infrastructure, always trying something new, always innovating. “So each location, we want them to be just as fully staffed as any other location since we’re growing very rapidly.”

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Google receives about 3,000 job applications per day, Geshuri says. This number represents applications for all the company’s jobs, not just tech positions.

However, “Because we’re always looking for great IT talent, a great portion of that [3,000 applications] is IT professionals.”

If your resume is one of those that attract attention, your phone will ring. For IT job applicants, “It’s a phone screen first, with…a series of folks internally,” he says.

“Once that occurs, the qualified candidates are invited to one of our campuses to interview in that respective area.” If all goes well, you’re on your way to becoming a Googler, and earning what Geshuri refers to as “very competitive compensation and benefit packages.”

If you think you’re qualified, Geshuri stresses that Google is very interested in hearing from you. “We are very open to new personnel and new ways of doing things, and we’re always looking for the greatest talent to come join the Google family," he says. “This is a wonderful environment for someone to grow in.”


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