Google Search Autocompleters

Google’s employment department has increased its visibility after setting out to hire autocompleters for Google Search as an April Fools prank. A YouTube video introduced the world to Michael Taylor, chief auto completer, who has the intuitive capacity to know what people are really looking for on Google Search engine. “Are you passionate about helping people? Are you intuitive? Do you often feel like you know what your friends and family are thinking and can finish their thoughts before they can? Are you an incredibly fast Google searcher? Like, so fast that you can do 20 searches before your mom does one? Check out the latest job to be listed at Google Jobs”.

Google Search Autocompleter Michael Taylor

Click on the image below to play the Michael Taylor Autocompleter video.

Google Search Autocompleter Profile

The Autocompleter position is located in Mountain View, CA and obscure locations around the world. The Product Quality team ensures that Google has the best worldwide product offerings by analyzing, positioning, packaging and promoting solutions across a variety of countries and markets where Google does business. The team works closely with the engineering group to continuously improve the search experience.

As a Google Autocompleter, you’ll be expected to successfully guess a user’s intention as he or she starts typing instantly. In a fraction of a second, you’ll need to type in your prediction that will be added to the list of suggestions given by Google. Don’t worry, after a few million predictions you’ll grow the required reflexes.


Watch anonymized search queries as they come in to Google.
Predict and type completions based on your personal experience and intuition.
Suggest spelling corrections when relevant.
Keep updated with query trends and offer fresh suggestions.


Excellent knowledge of English and at least one other language.
Excellent knowledge of grammatical rules (e.g. parts of speech, parsing).
Understanding of the search engine space.
Proven web search experience.
Good typing skills (at least 32,000 WPM).
Willingness to travel (in order to provide local autocompletions) or relocate to obscure places like Nauru and Tuvalu to develop knowledge of local news and trends.
Certificate in psychic reading strongly preferred: palm, tarot, hypnosis, astrology, numerology, runes and/or auras.

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