So there appear to be a couple questions here, one in the title and one in the body. On the body question first:
- Google does do some hardware (and is hiring into those roles), though the overwhelming majority of engineering jobs are software in nature. So while you could potentially land at hardware @ Google, if you're doing hardware you'll likely end up somewhere that's not a software-focused company (but possible!). That said, I also started out liking hardware first (was first an EE in Uni), but ended up doing pure software, so things can change :P
- Should working for a huge company like google feel intimidating for me? Yea probably, ha. It's intimidating to me, still, and I've been here for ~7 years... Not sure what else to say, other than a lot of people at big companies are intimidated by it, but we're still here, so, it can work out.