Matt Cutts, famous software engineer and Google’s former head of search quality, is no longer available for the tech giant. Cutts, who officially resigned from his position at Google on December 31, 2016, is now working with the United States Digital Service (USDS) where he has been appointed as the director of engineering. Cutts was among the first 100 Googlers and was seen speaking in many conferences.
Earlier, it was expected that his services with the USDS will remain for around three months, but his stint extended when he decided to leave Google after noticing efforts by the agency. It is also supposed that his future promotion has impacted his decision of resignation.
In 2016, Cutts started to work with a team of USDS, but didn’t make it official. After working with the agency for few months, Cutts announced that he is no more on leave and has decided to work with the USDS where he has been appointed as the director of engineering.
In a statement on his new job, Matt Cutts compared his current workplace with his former company. He said the government doesn’t give high salaries like Silicon Valley companies. There are no free lunches and some days are frustrating, he added. But Cutts also said that work at the USDS is important and inspiring. It is something that could bring a positive change in people’s life, he added in the statement.