Google Cloud Developers Hiring Guide

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Cloud computing is a growing industry providing on-demand services for businesses in need. Through cloud computing, businesses can get services like data management, application development, server hosting, virtual machines (VMs), and so much more.

There are various platforms available that provide cloud services. Google Cloud is one of these platforms offering the means for businesses to help their customers without draining resources.

What Is Google Cloud?

Google Cloud is an assortment of cloud services running on the same infrastructure that Google uses for its end-user products such as Google Search and Youtube. The cloud service itself can help businesses build, deploy, and scale applications, websites, and perform a wide range of other services.

Most people who use the internet will be acutely familiar with some Google Cloud services like Google Meet, Google Cloud Platform, and G Suite. G Suite in particular includes services like Gmail and Google Docs. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) specializes in developer tools, APIs, data analytics, and machine learning.

These are considered a form of software as a service (SaaS) where software can be accessed through the browser rather than through installation. Similarly, Google Cloud also offers infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) options.

But besides these popular products, GCP offers management tools that can be particularly useful for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). This is because it gives businesses the tools they need to focus solely on application development and not the more complex infrastructure that goes along with it.

App Engine is just one service that Google Cloud renders. It is a platform for developing and hosting web applications in Google’s data centers.

Before, during, and after application building, Google’s PaaS and IaaS operations can be a resource for overseeing a number of things related to running your application like processing power, data storage, database queries, and network connectivity.

What Is a Google Cloud Developer?

A Google Cloud developer is a professional who uses the tools and libraries offered by Google Cloud. If developers want official certification for their software development skills as pertaining to Google Cloud, they can seek to become a Professional Cloud Developer via an exam.

Professional Cloud Developers are able to set up and configure a Google Cloud Environment; build and run a serverless application; monitor cloud projects using Google Cloud’s Operations Suite; and in general, demonstrate expert knowledge of cloud development.

Why Use Google Cloud?

At its heart, Google Cloud can provide your business with the resources to build, deploy, and manage applications from start to finish. There are various cloud developer tools to accomplish this task, the principle tools being Cloud Code, Cloud SDK, Google Cloud Client Libraries, and GCP’s Spring Framework.

Cloud Code

Using Google Cloud, developers can write, deploy, and debug Kubernetes applications. Kubernetes is an open-source platform for building containerized solutions. Containers allow you to package your application and its dependencies in an instance that can be version controlled and hosted on a virtual machine.

Version control enables developers to collaborate by a succinct method of pushing and pulling changes. Virtual machines imitate real computers except that the hardware itself is digital. This means you can customize virtual machines as you wish with whatever operating system or apps fits the task.

Google Cloud partnered with Kubernetes permitting developers access to these benefits. Cloud Code is also equipped with extensions to integrated development environments (IDEs) such as Visual Studio Code and IntelliJ to ease development even more.

Cloud SDK

The Cloud SDK has a variety of command-line tools so you can manage your applications and resources. Some of these tools include gcloud, gsutil, and bq which will route you to Compute Engine, Cloud Storage, and BigQuery respectively.

Google Cloud Client Libraries

Google Cloud Client Libraries call Google APIs. API stands for application programming interface. An API is responsible for setting protocols from one software to another. Google APIs can reduce the boilerplate code developers will have to write.

Boilerplate code is the connotation for sections of code that must be repeated in the codebase with little to no alteration. Ultimately, using the recommended Google Cloud Client Libraries will cut time spent in development.

Spring Framework

Spring Framework grants developers the ability to integrate Java-based applications with Google Cloud. This framework supplies the infrastructure to simplify development by attending to the “plumbing” of enterprise applications so developers can deal with the business logic.

Advantages of Using Google Cloud

Almost every startup business these days is deciding to use the cloud. Even well-established businesses rely on the cloud and businesses who feel not quite up-to-date are starting to migrate to the cloud. Here are some reasons why these businesses choose to use Google Cloud.

Live Migration

For many, GCP’s live migration is considered to be a huge pro. Live migration occurs when a running virtual machine or application is moved between different physical machines without disconnecting the client or application.

For businesses, this is immensely beneficial. Those who run their applications through a VM will have virtually no downtime. And security patches and updates won’t require machine reboots.


Google uses a pay-as-you-go by the minute billing model. Many cloud services have a similar pay-as-you-go model which is particularly attractive to SMBs that need to get on their feet but don’t have the immediate funds.

Google Cloud in particular is cheaper than its competitors Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure. GCP also has many discounts that businesses can cash in after using the platform for a time. And these discounts fare better than Azure and AWS as well.


G Suite has many tools for effective communication like the aforementioned Google Docs and Google Meet. While not directly related to application building, tools like these are essential for making sure your team is always on the same page.


Google Cloud Platform’s biggest advantages is perhaps its hosting performance. GCP premier tier customers have access to Google’s private distributed network on optic fiber. This will result in low latency, high reliability, and high speeds thanks to optic fiber.

Companies That Use Google Cloud

  • PayPal
  • FedEx
  • Nintendo
  • Twitter
  • Macy’s
  • Ulta Beauty

Reasons to Hire a Google Cloud Developer

Google Cloud has a lot to offer. Whether you need software, communication, or infrastructure, Google Cloud’s SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS options will provide. The capacity of Google Cloud is substantial and includes the likes of:

  • Data management
  • Risk analysis
  • AI & machine learning
  • Application building and deployment
  • Security solutions

These are only a few examples of what Google Cloud can do for your business. The only downside to a platform so vast is that it takes someone with a keen familiarity of Google Cloud to use it wisely.

Hiring a Google Cloud developer will ensure that you have someone on your team with professional knowledge to boost your business through the cloud.

Hire a Google Cloud Developer

You will want to get a better idea of what exactly you need to use Google Cloud for before you go about hiring a Google Cloud developer.

That said, cloud computing is a booming industry and nearly everybody wants to get involved. And Google Cloud happens to be one of the most popular cloud services there is. By this measure, it won’t be difficult to find a Google Cloud developer when you start searching.

There are a few different ways to find and hire a Google Cloud developer. Trio can help you figure out what works best for you.

How do you hire a Google Cloud developer?

For those who wish to take the high road and hire Google Cloud developers on your own, we’re here to help.

Hiring a developer on your own is a very focused and hands-on process that requires considerable knowledge about software development in general.

The last thing you want to do is trust your hiring process to someone with no technical ability. If you are a non-technical manager looking to learn a thing or two, we have a great resource here for you to learn more about the hiring process in detail.

Otherwise, we’d recommend you contact Trio for consulting and developer allocation.

What should you look for in a Google Cloud developer?

Google Cloud developers should have the following skills and abilities:

  • Integrate Google Cloud Platform services
  • Write, deploy, and debug cloud-native applications
  • Standardize continuous integration and delivery across all languages
  • Manage application performance monitoring

How much do developers cost in the U.S.?

Google Cloud developers in the United States make an average of $127,353 a year. On the whole, salaries can range from as little as $50,500 to $182,500.

Bar chart presenting the salary range for Google Cloud Developers in the United States, with a national average salary of 0,651 and a range from ,000 to 7,000, alongside the Trio logo.

How much do developers cost in South America?

Due to economic differences between the United States and South America as a whole, the cost of offshoring software development is significantly lower than hiring full-time with U.S talent. For Senior Google Cloud Developers in South America, the average salary is currently around $100,000 whereas a mid-level developer costs around $76,000.

How much do developers cost in Ukraine / Eastern Europe?

Eastern Europe shares very similar rates to South America, again due to the economic differences. When looking at salaries in Eastern Europe, data shows that a Senior Google Cloud Developer costs around $100,000 on average.

Hourly Rates for Developers

Another way to look at developer costs is through hourly rates. While salaries are good to understand for hiring developers for full-time and long-term, you might just need a developer for a period of 3-6 months or 6-12 months. In these types of situations, it’s best to calculate your costs based on the hourly rates of a developer.

Below is a table that lists the various hourly rates of developers in different locations based on their job title.

Table summarizing Software Developer Hourly Rates by job title across different regions: Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia, and the United States. Rates vary from  to , with job titles ranging from Junior Developer to Software Architect. The Trio logo is displayed in the top right corner.

Why Hire a Google Cloud Developer?

Trio Google Cloud developers are pre-vetted, interviewed, and then trained further to become true software professionals, capable of adapting to situations that are both within and outside of the scope of their general expertise.

At Trio, we hold our developers to a higher standard. Much like how elite special forces units recruit only the best from main branches of the military, we recruit developers who either show amazing potential or demonstrate exceptional skill. We then take their talents and sharpen them even further.

Another benefit of hiring a Trio developer is that you won’t incur the costs of hiring, which can add up to be around 30% of a developer’s salary on average, as well as overhead costs associated with full-time employment.

By working with Trio, you can enjoy a highly experienced full-time developer for a fraction of the cost, along with the added project management assistance.

Trio is your one-stop destination for software expertise and Latin American developer connections. Explore our top-tier Argentinean developers, Chilean developers, and Brazilian developers for outsourcing solutions.

To learn more, tell us about your project and we’ll get you started.

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With over 10 years of experience in software outsourcing, Alex has assisted in building high-performance teams before co-founding Trio with his partner Daniel. Today he enjoys helping people hire the best software developers from Latin America and writing great content on how to do that!
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