I’ve been with Google now for nearly seven months.  It’s pretty great.  Game development was fun, but I’m glad I’m done with it.  As far as good development practices are concerned, the games industry is just plain immature.  Not as in childish – I’m not entirely sure how to explain it to be honest.  Too intense and political, I guess?  The freedom to work on what I want is probably the best thing about my role.  Right now I’m looking at more automation, to eliminate a tedious manual process and free up more of my seniors’ time.