The Google search giant’s search engine is struggling to find enough talent to support its growing team of developers, who are competing for a shrinking amount of software development time.
Many employees are frustrated by Google’s slow pace at hiring developers, and some have begun to question why the search giant has not yet tapped into the tech ecosystem for new talent.
Google is now building a new company that will help it attract talent to its software development teams.
But many of those new employees will have to pay for a new search app to run, and they’re not necessarily the ones Google wants to attract.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company is taking a look at how it can bring more developers into its search engine.
Pichai told the Journal that he was looking at a few different ways to increase developer recruitment, and the company would “make a decision on what those options are at the end of the day.”
One option that Pichay cited is to bring the team up to speed quickly on the latest software tools, such as Android, Chrome and Apple’s iOS, Google’s chief executive officer Eric Schmidt said in a statement.
Other ideas being discussed include hiring developers on the side for a few months before moving on to the next phase of development.
Schmidt said that Google would also offer some “tactical and strategic” support to the development team to ensure they can stay ahead of the competition.
Pixar, Facebook and others have also invested in software development and hiring.
The hiring of software developers comes as Google has begun to ramp up its efforts to boost the company’s growth.
Google last year announced a $500 million investment to support software developers to create new products and services.
In addition to its search app, Google is also working on a video and video search app.
Pikkenberg said in the interview that Google was focusing on hiring the best developers to develop new services and products.
He said Google is aiming to hire developers for its search service, as well as for other areas, including its video search platform and for its voice assistant, Google Now.
Pai also said in an interview last week that Google had begun to focus on finding talent for its self-driving car program, which is still in the development phase.
Pichari’s hiring of Google’s self-driven car program is one of the most ambitious hires by a tech giant.
Pichi said the autonomous car program would be “a major new addition to our workforce.”
Pichari said in March that the car program was “one of the few things that is going to be on the front burner right now” and was in the early stages of development, which was a positive sign for Google.
He also said the car would be ready for testing in 2021.
But a lack of software developer hires has frustrated the tech industry.
The Wall St. Journal reported that more than 4,000 software developers left Google last year because they could not get hired.
Some tech companies, including Amazon, have begun offering paid work-for-hire programs.
Pichi said that many of the employees Google hired through these programs are “people who are going to have to learn how to code,” Pichary said.