Google announces 15 jobs in South Africa, including one for YouTube Music

Google is advertising 15 jobs based in Johannesburg, South Africa, including cloud computing, legal, recruiting and marketing roles.

The company has more than 155,000 employees worldwideand following the decline in hiring activity in 2020, Google appears to have increased recruitment in South Africa.

The tech giant today announces 50% more jobs in the country only in March 2022.

Two of the advertised positions relate to Google’s cloud operations in South Africa, for which Google recently chose Africa Data Centers as its Google Cloud Interconnect’s first location in the country.

This follows other international cloud providers, like Amazon, launching their regional cloud operations.

Google established a South African base in Bryanston, Johannesburg, in 2007, and it was managed by Stafford Masie, the company’s first South African country manager.

Luke McKend served as Google Country Director for South Africa from October 2010 to October 2018. McKend left Google to join Microsoft’s LinkedIn.

Having initially only supported a small team in shared offices, Google’s South African offices expanded in 2015 to a new location, also in Bryanston.

The move provided more space for a larger team and included new employee perks including a canteen, games room and chill-out zone.

It also meant that the South African team now had its own dedicated office space.

Google named Alistair Mokoena as the new South African country manager in January 2020.

Local roles offered by Google include Business Development Manager for Android Platform Partnerships, Customer Engineer for Google Cloud, Product Marketing Manager for Consumer Apps and Artist Relations Manager for YouTube Music .

Jobs available at Google’s Johannesburg offices and links to their descriptions are listed in the table below.

Google jobs in South Africa
Works Application link
Client Engineer, Infrastructure Modernization, Google Cloud Click here for more details
Partner Manager, Partner Solutions Click here for more details
Data Analytics Sales Specialist Click here for more details
Product, Platform and Ecosystem Marketing Manager Click here for more details
Head of Executive Search and Recruitment Programs Click here for more details
Recruiter, Cloud Sales Click here for more details
Technical, Consumer and Compute Recruiter Click here for more details
Business Development Manager, Android Platform Partnerships Click here for more details
Associate product marketing manager Click here for more details
Director, EMEA Emerging Markets, Security and Resilience Operations Click here for more details
Director, International Litigation, Legal Click here for more details
Strategic Negotiator, Peering Click here for more details
Strategic Negotiator, Global Network Acquisition Click here for more details
Partner sales engineer Click here for more details
Artist Relations Manager, YouTube Music Click here for more details

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