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One of the most exciting business expansions in Pittsburgh is Google's plans to increase its local presence with a move to two floors at Bakery Square on the East End.

The new space, like its current unconventional and vibrant digs at the Innovation Center at Carnegie Mellon University, will be huge, taking over 40,000 SF in the former Nabisco factory, check out the Pop City story this week. While hiring details haven't been released yet, the company hints that positions are available in the areas of advertising, sales, engineering operations, software engineering and enterprise.

Pittsburgh Google currently employs 100. Check out the jobs here.

"By any measure, Google is one of the world's great companies, and we are delighted to see their increasing presence in the city," says Jared Cohon, president of Carnegie Mellon in an issued statement. "This is another example of how university-industry partnerships develop innovations that spur economic growth."

Pittsburgh Google will continue its focus on machine learning and distance, constantly improving on the company's search and targeted advertising results, explains Andrew Moore, engineering director. "I'm really excited about it because I think it's the first planetary scale machine learning system in the industry. We're on the cutting edge of technology here."

Earlier this year, Google acquired ReCAPTCHA, a spin-off lead by Carnegie Mellon's computer science celebrity whiz Luis von Ahn. Google reported a strong 2009 fourth quarter with 17% year over year revenue growth. The company has its headquarters in Mountain View, CA, and offices around the globe.

The company prides itself on its corporate culture, offering a positive, high energy atmosphere where locally hired talent works in small, focused teams and believes in the ability of technology to change the world.

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Writer: Deb Smit
Source: Andrew Moore, Google

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