(Brian, don't front page this)
Google has (very quietly) expressed an interest in the idea of funding work on CPAN modules that talk to various parts of Google. Exactly how that funding might be delivered (grants, a job, etc etc) is fuzzy. To quote "there'd be money there for it".
The "quietly" bit is that they DON'T want to make a official position for it, because they don't want to have to deal with a flood of job applications, both from the horde of frustrated Perl-savvy people in their sysadmin groups, and from outside.
What they want, as I understand it, is to be just sort of slipped the name for an CPAN author with lots of experience doing this sort of thing, or maybe an existing Google:: maintainer.
That is, if they are going to fund it, they want it done by one of the half dozen or so obvious people to do it.
I'm not interested in taking up their offer, but if you are the obvious choice to work on it, have a private word to either myself or Michael Schwern and we'll let the right people know.