Google New York

You know New York City when you see it: From the iconic skyline to that famous bridge to Brooklyn, it’s one of the biggest, busiest, and most recognizable cities on the planet. To us, New York is at the intersection of everything we do, from arts and tech to business and media, this city offers up something of everything, for everyone. At Google New York, we’ve tapped the energy of the Big Apple to create the perfect home for our Engineering, Sales and creative teams.

Working at Google New York

We’ve grown a lot since we shot this video in 2007, but even then, Google New York was the biggest engineering office outside of Mountain View and the largest Google sales office in the world. Hear firsthand from a bunch of our NYC Googlers on what they love about working in the Big Apple.

Accomplishments

Google NYC is the second biggest engineering office after our global HQ in Mountain View.

Our engineers have shipped key parts of Drive, Maps, and Cloud. We also work on core infrastructure.

We’re also home to the Creative Lab–the techno-savvy storytellers who help share Google stories with the world in beautiful, compelling ways.

Stats

Number of New York Googlers: About one-half of Kaprekar’s constant

Some of our conference rooms are named: Astroland, Bryant Park, Winterfell.

Time it takes to walk around the outside of the Google New York building, in minutes: 9

Address

Google New York
76 Ninth Avenue
4th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 565-0000

Inside Google New York

In 2000, we were still pretty young as a company. So young, in fact, that our New York “office” was actually run out of a Starbucks at the corner of 86th Street and Columbus. Cut to 14 years later and Google NYC is one of the largest Google offices in the world. The roles here touch on almost everything we do—Google New York is home to the largest number of engineering jobs outside of Mountain View, and one of our biggest sales offices in the world.

Google NYC is a center of operations for Corporate Engineering, the team that builds and maintains the internal systems that keep the company running. Sales jobs–like those in strategic planning, business development and account management–help guide Google’s business future.

When we designed this office, we wanted it to reflect the spirit of the city we call home. Because its so big (as in, 2.9-million-square-feet big) hallway scooters help us zip around the full-city-block-sized building. An authentic water tower holds extra seating in one of our cafes. On one floor, a full-sized dessert truck doles out sweet treats for that afternoon sugar craving. Everywhere you look, you’ll find nods to New York—subway platforms, manhole covers, even wall-sized photo murals that depict the city skyline.

Much like the city we call home, we’re a diverse bunch. Googlers in NYC bring their whole selves to work. Celebrating our spirit of inclusivity, are dozens of active Employee Resource Groups – including our Gayglers, Black Googler Network and the Hispanic Googlers Network, to name just a few.

We donate to schools, local organizations and nonprofits throughout the NYC metro and tri-state area, especially programs that emphasize education in the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM). In 2013, we held the Geek Street Fair, inviting thousands of New Yorkers to play games, have fun, and see how fast they can master a Rubik's cube.

Googlers are incredibly optimistic about our ability to change people’s lives for the better and to delight our users. There’s a sense that anything’s possible here.

- Eileen Naughton, Sales DIrector

Google New York: Frequently Asked Questions

What’s special about Google New York? ?

We’re lucky enough to sit at a cultural epicenter, surrounded by everything from finance and fashion, publishing to the performing arts. We stay Googley in our own way by taking our cues from the city itself. Like our colleagues around the world, Googlers in New York are smart, passionate and ready to take on big problems that define the internet age.

What kinds of jobs are available at Google NYC?

Roughly half of our office is made up of engineers and computer science experts, who have been involved in key parts of everything from Google Drive to Search, AdWords to Maps. We also developed Crisis Response Maps and work on internal tools that help keep Google running. Our Sales teams work with clients that include major media companies and ad agencies. We’re also home to the Creative Lab, Google’s in-house advertising and creative agency. The rest of the offices is made up of roles in Communications, and People Operations.

Have any famous visitors stopped by Google NYC?

We’ve been lucky to have a lot of interesting folks stop by our office. Toni Morrison, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Elizabeth Gilbert, Alex Ohanian, Allie Brosh, Stephen Colbert, Anthony Bourdain, Amanda Palmer & Neil Gaiman, United Nations Assistant Secretary General Heraldo Munoz, and the cast of Avenue Q, just to name a few recent guests.

How do you give back to the community?

On top of the more than $13 billion dollars we’ve generated in economic impact for the state of New York, we support our community through grant-giving programs and events. When Cornell needed temporary space for their new NYC Tech campus, we carved out more than 20,000 square feet of our office for the nascent program. We’ve given more than $35 million to organizations nonprofits and educational initiatives enriching the greater NYC area, including the Hudson Guild Theater, the Museum of Mathematics and the Fund for Public Schools.

Are there any New York Googlers I may have heard of?

Peter Weinberger and Brian Kernighan are the “W” and “K” in the scripting language AWK. Bob Wyman founded PubSub and was a tech industry pioneer at DEC and Microsoft. Dr. Alfred Spector, head of research for all of Google, previously led research at IBM, helped founded TransArc Corporation and developed work that changed the face of distributed computing. Spencer Kimball helped develop the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP). Dr. Stuart Feldman authored Make. One of the brains behind our Creative Labs, Robert Wong, is an award winning and influential graphic designer and whose work can be found in the Museum of Modern Art.

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