Cloud Technical Residency (CTR)
Join Google’s fastest growing business — Cloud
The Cloud Technical Residency (CTR) is a one-year rotational program in Google’s fastest growing business — Cloud.
As a part of the Google Cloud Technical Residency Program, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work in different Google Cloud roles under the direct mentorship of experienced Cloud Googlers. The project rotations include opportunities to work with partners, engage in technical solution validation, develop scalable tools, demos and related assets, and provide implementation, advisory and support services to Google customers across a wide spectrum of industry and scale. Before you start project rotations you’ll undergo training to prepare you to add value on day one of your customer engagements.
Our classroom-style training is designed to develop technical fundamentals, communication, and leadership skills. You’ll learn from some of the best in the business and participate in project-based learning with your cohort.
Role rotations provide you with the on-the-job training where you’ll work 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 Technical Residency program gives you the unique opportunity to experience multiple different roles within our Cloud business. You'll rotate through roles that are both technical and 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.
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's program outreach efforts are an example of our efforts to support racial equity throughout the Tech industry. CTR inclusively welcomes 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 click the "Apply Now" button to see our job description, which includes all of our minimum and preferred requirements for this program.
How do I apply?
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and can be submitted via the job description link. If selected for an interview, Cloud Technical Residency candidates will complete a series of video chat interviews.
How is the program structured?
Cloud Technical Residency is a full-time, one-year residency program 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 three Google Cloud teams.
What can I expect during the "training period" of the program?
During the initial training period, Cloud Technical Residency combines 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 Technical Residency program, residents are placed on a long-term team within Google Cloud (based on business needs and performance).
CTR interview structure
- Webtech + technical area of expertise. Area of expertise can be programming, databases, or infastructure.
General cognitive ability
- Non-technical problem solving
Customer & project management
- Troubleshooting, customer service, and project management
Googleyness and leadership
- Googleyness / leadership
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