Google R+D for the Built Environment Google R+D for the Built Environment Employer:
Mountain View, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Jun 3 '19Posted on:

Google R+D for the Built Environment

Full-time, XL Construction Hire

Who we are/ What we do:

Google R+D is the Ideas Workshop for the Built Environment. We are architects, engineers, researchers, designers, inventors, dreamers and builders who are obsessed with meaningfully shaping our environment. We are a community of optimistic, passionate, action-oriented solution-seekers who love to say “yes” and then create the path to deliver on that answer. From the scale of the Desk to the scale of the District, we generate ideas and prototypes that deliver immediate tangible value, and project a resilient, resource efficient, technologically enriched and beautiful future.

What You Do:

As a Designer, you support efforts of team members on any number of initiatives, projects, and tasks.  You’re eager to contribute and provide design, drafting, and modeling support wherever its needed.  You’re flexible, adaptable, and humble in your work.  Your tasks may consist of helping to put a drawing set together for permit, picking up redlines, 3-D printing models, and assisting team members with producing presentation graphics, illustrations, animations and other materials.  

You are able to speak the language of construction and/or architecture, both digital and conventional. You are a Jack or Jill of all trades and can help the team achieve the best results. You are fluent with drawings and CAD / BIM software and have a strong graphic eye. You identify with the success of the team, and dive in to do whatever it takes to create the best work. You thrive in an optimistic team environment where we deeply respect each other and try to leave each other feeling inspired and energized.  You’re hungry for knowledge and passionate about learning!  The lab is a unique, fast-paced environment to learn and contribute an array of knowledge and skill sets.


  • Provides general design support for the team, including preparing presentation materials, 3D printing, and modeling.
  • Provides drafting support and puts together drawing sets for permit
  • Picks up red lines and assists with the building permit process
  • Embodies the ethos and expands the ambitions of the R+D Lab


  • BA/B.Arch degree in Architecture, Engineering, Industrial design or a related design discipline and 2-3 years practical experience in a design, fabrication or construction firm
  • Self-directed and organized, has the ability to manage up and openly communicate with the team to keep processes going
  • Strong graphic and drawing skills, both with quick hand-sketching, and digital fluency in Rhino, AutoCAD, and the Adobe Suite as well as familiarity with Revit.
  • Some knowledge of the permitting process, and an understanding of what documents are required
  • Relentless curiosity and a passion about the built environment
  • An obsession with user-centered discovery and design process
  • Solution-seeking, self-starting and action-oriented

At Google and XL Construction, we don’t just accept differences - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. 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. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

To all recruitment agencies: Google does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Google employees or any other company location. 

Google and XL Construction are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


Please submit professional credentials to Tiana Zarate: .  These credentials must include curriculum vitae, cover letter, and portfolio of work for our consideration. 

This position is full time at the Google R+D lab on Google premises in Mountain View, CA with full-time employment through XL construction.


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