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Mechanical Engineer, Liquid Cooling Systems

Austin, TX

Note: By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location from the following: Redmond, WA, USA; Austin, TX, USA; Sunnyvale, CA, USA.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3 years of experience in thermal management systems design, with an emphasis on liquid cooling.
  • 3 years of experience in thermal product architecture and design, covering passive to liquid-cooled AI products.
  • 2 years of experience with silicon packaging architectures, design, and process-related interactions as well thermal and hydraulic analysis tools (e.g., CFD, FEA, Flow network modeling).

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with CAD (e.g., Solidworks).
  • Experience in data center design and related cooling plant technologies (i.e., evap cooling, air and water cooled chillers).
  • Experience in experimental methods, metrology, and data analysis and product design principles, including DFMEA and DFM.
  • Experience or familiarity with data center cooling systems, hydronic analysis, and chip-to-chiller architectures.

About the job

Our thirst for technology is a part of everything we do. The Data Center Engineering team takes the physical design of our data centers into the future. Our lab mirrors a research and development department - cutting-edge strategies are born, tested and tested again. Along with a team of great minds, you take on complex topics like how we use power or how to run state-of-the-art, environmentally-friendly facilities. You're a visionary who optimizes for efficiencies and never stops seeking improvements - even small changes that can make a huge impact. You generate ideas, communicate recommendations to senior-level executives and drive implementation alongside facilities technicians.

With your technical expertise, you ensure compliance with codes and standards, develop infrastructure improvements and serve as an expert in your specialty (e.g., cooling, electrical).

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.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $139,000-$207,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits. Learn more about benefits at Google.


  • Evaluate and design, and optimize liquid cooling components (e.g., cold plates, manifolds, heat exchangers, couplings).
  • Analyze and optimize designs for maximum thermal efficiency and reliability. Model fluid flow, steady state and transient heat transfer, and pressure drop within cooling systems.
  • Optimize cooling designs for data center environments, ensuring system-level integration. Maintain data center cooling systems, hydronic analysis, Cooling distribution units (CDUs) and chip-to-chiller architectures.
  • Focus on Design failure mode and effect analysis (DFMEA), Design for Manufacturing (DFM) performance, and reliability.
  • Design, execute, and analyze experimental setups to validate thermal models and cooling system performance.

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 our Accommodations for Applicants form.

Mechanical Engineer
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