Google Beijing

As Google's biggest office in China, we’re located in a part of Beijing known as a tech epicenter. Our Googlers come from across the country and around the world, and we’re home to engineers developing core Google products for global markets and sales teams working with advertisers big and small.

Accomplishments

Our engineers work on Search, Google Maps, and system infrastructure, as well as other products and research projects.

Our sales Googlers work to help businesses grow using AdWords, AdSense and AdMob.

Google China ranked in the top ten in Universum’s 2011 Ideal Employer surveys of Chinese engineering, natural sciences and IT professionals (#3), business professionals (#7) and engineering and IT students (#4).

Stats

Number of Beijing Googlers: A bit more than 100 times the first Feigenbaum constant

Some of our conference rooms are named: Xia Zhi, Hogwarts, Shang Shu

Different nationalities of Beijing Googlers: 13

Address

Google Beijing
Tsinghua Science Park Bldg 6
No. 1 Zhongguancun East Road
Haidian District
Beijing 100084
Phone: +86-10-62503000

Inside Google Beijing

From the Forbidden City to the 2008 Summer Olympics, Beijing has been at the center of Chinese history and culture for thousands of years. So it makes sense that this is a hotbed of high technology, home to venture capital firms and some of the finest science, technology, engineering and mathematics schools in the world – and Google Beijing.

We work in our very own 10-story glass-and-steel office tower in Tsinghua Science Park. Our engineers develop Google Maps, Search, and Search results snippets among others used by people around the globe as well as working on system infrastructure and a range of research projects. Our sales Googlers help large advertisers and small and medium-sized businesses reach online and mobile markets locally and around the world.

Our Googlers come from the four corners of the country and the globe, from Australia to Croatia to the United States. All our opinions count, and we’re all encouraged to identify and act on opportunities, regardless of our age or title. We go out of our way to support each other personally and professionally, and we know how to have fun – whether it’s playing table tennis or foosball, enjoying a chair massage or just laughing over a cup of bubble tea. And our chefs keep our taste buds – and our stomachs – satisfied.

Want to work on really great technology that can change the world? We’d love to hear from you.

We encourage everyone to think independently and use a data-driven approach. The culture’s very bottom-up, very democratic. Everyone’s voice matters.

- Xuemei Gu, Engineering Director

Google Beijing: Frequently Asked Questions

Who works at Google Beijing?

In addition to well-known open source developer James Su and technical author Yonggang Wang, our office is home to crossword champions, professional chefs and an independent film producer – not to mention a neurosurgeon and an alligator wrestler. Plus a whole lot of great engineers and sales and other business professionals.

Where is Google Beijing located?

In our very own building in Tsinghua Science Park, not far from Tsinghua and Peking Universities and the old and new Summer Palaces.

What do Beijing Googlers work on?

On the engineering side, we develop products for users around the globe in areas including Search, Geo and Commerce. On the sales side, we help businesses formulate and achieve their marketing goals using AdWords, AdMob and AdSense. Our sales team has done a magnificent job in the past couple of years, even winning a special internal Google award from management in 2011.

How do Beijing Googlers have fun?

Besides playing foosball, table tennis and pool, we have interest groups in areas like photography and drawing, and play sports like badminton and football (or soccer, for you Americans). We take teams out to dinner and karaoke, and celebrate day-to-day successes with movie tickets and the likes. We have a full gym. And we have an awesome party every year right after Chinese New Year.

What’s are some cool things Google Beijing’s done lately?

One of our Googlers designed a pretty awesome animated Google Doodle to commemorate the 112th birthday of Wan Guchan (for anyone that can’t access YouTube, you can see a picture of it here). We also hosted the 2011 Domino Google Challenge, where student teams competed to create the most elaborate and impressive design of tumbling dominoes. Six hundred students from across China combined to create the 40 initial entrants. Of those, we invited three teams into our office to get to know Google and face off in person.

Does Google Beijing do anything to help Chinese students and educators?

Beyond organizing the world’s information and making it more universally accessible and useful? Yep. We hold seminars for educators and researchers and provide funding for student research projects in areas like big data, cloud and mobile computing and Chinese natural language processing. We host conferences with schools like Peking University and Tsinghua University. And we put on events like our 2011 Android application development contest.

How do Beijing Googlers give back to their community?

Between our Beijing and Shanghai offices, we do quite a bit with communities throughout China. We created “Caring for China - the Google China Social Innovation Cup” in 2008 to empower young people in China to address social issues through grassroots solutions. It has been a big success - in 2010, we received over 18,000 project proposals from students at over 1,000 universities, and had 28 winners ranging from those seeking to protect China’s historic relics to those interested in reducing carbon emissions. The Google Grants program has also supported a number of Chinese organizations, from CoachArt to Room to Read. And we’re providing ongoing support to help Sichuan province in Western China rebuild after 2008’s earthquake. We helped fund construction of 15 Google Quake Relief Hope Schools in Mianyang. And in partnership with MercyCorps, Save the Children, Doctors without Borders and others, we have committed rescue and relief support to help Sichuan focus on rebuilding and rehabilitating.

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