Note: Google’s hybrid workplace includes remote and in-office roles. By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location from the following:In-office locations: London, UK.Remote location(s): United Kingdom.Minimum qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related technical field involving software or systems engineering, or equivalent practical experienceExperience designing and implementing distributed systemsExperience in technical leadership, managing software engineering teams, and setting technical directionExperience programming in one of the following languages: Java, C++, Go, or PythonPreferred qualifications:Proven track record for high quality product delivery demonstrating a passion for technologyAbility to manage a team of engineers, including task planning and design reviewsAbility to collaborate, build consensus, and deliver/drive technical decisions with various sized customer stakeholder groupsAbility to establish credibility with engineers quickly, and provide longer term vision and motivationExcellent facilitation skills for cross-stakeholder discussions, internal and externalAbout the jobLike 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 Notifications Platform team is part of the Setup, Notifications, and Recommendations effort within Merchant Platform.We're responsible for sending notifications (email and push) to Merchants (users who use one or more Google products to manage their business) and consumers they interact with. We send an email and a push notification when new reviews are received in Maps, send updates about how often their listing is appearing in search results or directions to it requested, reminders to update their opening hours before a public holiday, encourage completion of sign-up, and so on.This team is responsible for the infrastructure that makes this possible, providing APIs, queueing infrastructure, experimentation frameworks, quality policy enforcement, test harnesses, and so on.The Geo team is focused on building the most accurate, comprehensive, and useful maps for our users, through products like Maps, Earth, Street View, Google Maps Platform, and more. Every month, more than a billion people rely on Maps services to explore the world and navigate their daily lives.The Geo team also enables developers to use the power of Google Maps platforms to enhance their apps and websites. As they plot a course for the future of mapping, they are solving complex computer science problems, designing beautiful and intuitive product experiences, and improving our understanding of the real world.ResponsibilitiesGuide a team of software engineers to build a unified platform for sending all kinds of notifications (email, push, SMS) to merchants, initially across the Google Business Profile and Merchant Center systems, ultimately working with all merchant-facing tools at Google as part of the One Merchant Experience (OME) program.Provide people management support for the team, building a long-term strategy for the team, guiding them through quarterly planning, devoting a significant amount of time to software engineering work as well.Support team growth and professional development of team members, and manage the overall team health.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.