Friday, February 13, 2015

What Google Wants in a Job Applicant

Yesterday, I speculated about what Google wants in an applicant for a job. But on 27 February 2015, at 3pm, Dr Will Uther, from Google Sydney, is visiting the Australian National University to tell us exactly what Google is looking for in staff.

Some things a PhD student needs to know before applying at Google

Dr Will Uther (Google Sydney)


DATE: 2015-02-27
TIME: 15:00:00 - 16:00:00 ...

I interview a range of people applying for jobs at Google. There are some common mistakes that seem to be made by PhD students who are applying from Australian Universities (+ NICTA) for software engineering positions at Google. I'd like to try and point out some of what Google is looking for so that PhD students can do better in their interviews.
Will finished his PhD at Carnegie Mellon University and then was hired back to NICTA/UNSW as a Researcher in the Machine Learning group in 2003. His research interests revolve around Artificial Intelligence: Reinforcement Learning and Robotics. He competed in the Legged League of the RoboCup robotic soccer competition - including world championships in 1998 (at CMU) and 2003 (at UNSW). He competed in the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge self-driving vehicle competition. In 2013 he move to Google Australia where he currently works with the Google Maps APIs.

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