Google Play

Engineering Manager, Content Management and Optimization


We are Google Play.

Over 2 billion people a month visit Google Play to download apps, games and more.

Google Play is an online store where people go to find and enjoy their favorite apps, games, movies, TV shows, books, and more on their Android devices. Google Play is available in 190 countries and partners with developers from all over the world to distribute their apps. In 2019, over 116 billion apps and games were downloaded.

To be successful, Google Play must work to meet the needs of both users and developers. To help users find high quality, engaging apps Google works hard to ensure the Play Store is safe, secure, and convenient. To be attractive to developers, Google Play helps make their products available to over two billion people world-wide and provides tools and data to help them be as successful as possible.

Why Join?

About this role

Like Google's own ambitions, the work of a Software Engineer (SWE) goes way beyond just Search. SWE Managers have not only the technical expertise to take on and provide technical leadership to major projects, but also manage a team of engineers. You not only optimize your own code but make sure engineers are able to optimize theirs. As a SWE Manager you manage your project goals, contribute to product strategy and help develop your team. SWE teams work all across the company, in areas such as information retrieval, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, distributed computing, large-scale system design, networking, security, data compression, user interface design; the list goes on and is growing every day. Operating with scale and speed, our exceptional software engineers are just getting started -- and as a manager, you guide the way.

The Google Play store is rethinking how we communicate with our customers, and in this role, you will help us build experiences for Play store customers.

Google Play offers music, movies, books, apps and games for devices, powered by the cloud. It syncs across devices and on the web. As part of the Android and Mobile team, Googlers working on Google Play do everything from engineering our backend systems, to shaping product strategy, to forming great content partnerships. They make it possible for people to do things like buy an ebook or song on their Android phone, then have it instantly available on their laptop. The Google Play team enhances the Android ecosystem by giving developers and partners a premium store where they can reach millions of users.


Hire and grow Software Engineers who build and maintain tools for Google Play loyalty area.

Manage a team of Software Engineers with plans for future growth.

Minimum qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience

10 years of relevant industry experience, with 3 years of direct technical leadership and people management experience.