Google to recruit thousands of Euro engineers
By Matthew Sparkes
Posted on 27 Sep 2007 at 11:23
Google plans to increase its staff by a third, with most of these new employees being based in Europe.
Only 500 of the company's 7,000 current engineers are in Europe, according to The Financial Times, a figure that Google hopes to increase significantly.
"Given the enormous computer science talent available in these countries there's great potential to develop new products locally which can help improve people's lives everywhere," says Alan Eustace, senior vice president of technology and research at Google.
Google also announced today that it has appointed a vice president of engineering for Europe, Nelson Mattos. He will be based in Google's Zurich office, and will be responsible for any global engineering projects undertaken in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
"I am excited about the opportunity of using the great brains we have here to develop product in the region not just for EMEA, but the rest of the world too.
"Our engineers in Europe, Russia and Israel are already working on a range of important different areas - from maps and search quality to advertising and mobile - and we're looking forward to doing even more in the future," said Mattos.
Currently Google has 12 research and development centers in Europe and employs a total of 2,500 people in EMEA.
Is your business a social business? For helpful info and tips visit our hub.
- iPhone 6 release date, specs/features and rumours: when is the new iPhone 6 coming out in the UK
- Still on Windows XP? There's now an unofficial service pack
- It's on: Apple announces 9 September event for the iPad, iWatch and iPhone 6... maybe
- 1,500 fake apps kicked off Windows Store
- Forget robot butlers: meet Fuji Xerox's robot printer
- 20 years of PC Pro: our best covers
- Why we've closed the PC Pro forums
- How to turn off Google Location Tracking
- 20 years of PC Pro: our greatest review mistakes
- 20 years of PC Pro: our first A-List
- Wikipedia's "right to be forgotten" protest hits the wrong note
- 3D printing hits the high street for plastic selfies
- 20 years of PC Pro: What amazed us in our first issue
- How Google Glass ruined my lunch hour
- Smartphone battery packs: can a USB power pack beat the festival battery blues?
- How to sell more ebooks on Amazon
- 10 ways to make your business more secure
- Top five VoIP mistakes
- How to add in-app purchasing to an iPhone, Android or Windows app
- Remote-control ransomware: TeamViewer and software hardball
- Why laptops with serial ports matter to the Internet of Things
- Make your mobile battery last longer
- Small steps into handling Big Data
- Nexus 5: does it really run stock Android?
- How to get broadband to a garden office