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Cloud Technical Residency (CTR) and Cloud Sales Residency (CSR)

Cloud Technical Residency (CTR)
August + September 2024
Global cohorts across multiple offices throughout AMER, APAC, EMEA + LATAM
See 'Eligibility' for locations
Applications will be open on a rolling basis over the next few months. Please check out opportunities at google.com/students


The Google Cloud Academy comprises two flagship programs: the Cloud Technical Residency (CTR) and Cloud Sales Residency (CSR). Both programs offer full-time rotational experiences within Google’s fastest growing business — Cloud. Participants in the Google Cloud Academy will embark on a unique Noogler experience, gaining deep expertise and exposure to various roles within Google Cloud under the guidance of experts. The rotations include opportunities to work with customers and find digital transformation opportunities. As part of the program, the Cloud Academy focuses on providing residents with exceptional skills training, technical empowerment, and the tools to develop strong professional expertise.

Learning & Development opportunities

As a cohort, our classroom-style training is designed to develop role competency, confidence and skills to thrive at Google, including leadership, executive presence and much much more! The learning opportunity will have you working with sales professionals and technical experts across Cloud and expose you to external training programs that will help elevate you personally and professionally.

Role rotations provide you with the on-the-job training where you’ll work with customers engaging with them about Google Cloud or on a range of projects, such as building tools to automate and scale business processes, coming up with different Google products to create custom solutions, and providing data driven insights to Google’s internal sales and product teams.

Gain broad experience

The Cloud Academy programs give you the unique opportunity to experience different roles within our Cloud business. You'll rotate through roles that are customer-facing, and you’ll gain exposure to the whole customer lifecycle - sales, services, and support. Cloud is a dynamic business and the program evolves along with our Cloud organizations.

Build your network

The cohort experience can be a powerful one. With such a diverse set of backgrounds and perspectives, your peers will provide you with opportunities for learning and development throughout the program — and they'll serve as a lifelong network.

Grow with our Cloud business

It’s an exciting time to be part of Google Cloud. We’re on a mission to completely change the world of enterprise computing, and you’ll not only have a front row seat for the action, you’ll also be helping shape and execute the strategies to help customers “go Google” for their core business.

More about our Cloud Technical Residency (CTR)


Google’s goal towards representation parity isn't just a talking point. We actively aim to reach underrepresented talent in the marketplace. The Cloud Technical Residency and Cloud Sales Residency outreach efforts are an example of our efforts to support racial equity throughout the Tech industry. We inclusively welcome all demographics to apply, but focuses on attracting underrepresented talent into the pipeline strategy.

This application is intended for candidates that are eligible for full-time work authorization in the location of hire upon completing their education. If you do not meet this requirement, please consider applying for other opportunities. Please check for opportunities in the offices where you are eligible for full-time work authorization.

Please review opportunities on Google Students.

Interview process

Interview process

Cloud Technical Residency interview structure

There will be 3 video interviews via Google Meet:

  • Technical and Collaboration interview: Customer focused role-play scenarios and technical questions centered on two self-selected areas of expertise: Web Technologies, Databases, Machine Learning, and Cloud Foundations.

  • General Cognitive Ability interview: how you approach problems, communicate and non-technical problem solving

  • One Leadership interview

Cloud Sales Residency interview structure

There will be 3 video interviews via Google Meet:

  • Two Role Related Knowledge & General Cognitive
    • Sales skills, cloud foundational knowledge, and domain expertise
    • Analytical ability, strategic thinking, and intellectual curiosity
  • One Leadership interview

Learn more

Interested in the Cloud Technical Residency or Cloud Sales Residency, but want to learn more before you apply? Check out the following resources:


How do I apply?

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and can be submitted via our students portal. If selected for an interview, candidates will complete a series of 3 video chat interviews based on the role to which they applied.

How is the program structured?

Our Cloud Residency Programs are full-time, residency programs designed to hone residents’ technical and business skills, provide experience on Google Cloud teams, and offer mentorship opportunities. Residents attend a short training period followed by rotations on different Google Cloud teams.

What can I expect during the "training period" of the program?

During the initial training period, our Cloud Residencies combine interactive group learning with training on Google tools, technologies, client-facing skills, and best practices. Throughout the entire program, residents will continue training by working with mentors and on-the-job learning.

What can I expect during the "rotational period" of the program?

During the rotational period, residents are embedded on Cloud teams across multiple organizations They work side-by-side with other Cloud Googlers on important, real-world projects that are core to Google.

What happens at the end of the program?

At the end of the Cloud Residency programs, residents are placed on a long-term team within Google Cloud (based on business needs, performance, and location availability).