Bosworth was instrumental in creating some major products at BEA, which makes software to manage Web sites and business applications. Most recently, he headed up the company's mobile computing project, called Alchemy. Bosworth joined BEA when Crossgain, a company he co-founded, was bought by BEA in July 2001. "I'm happy to confirm that Adam will be joining Google in a senior engineering role," said David Krane, a spokesman for Mountain View-based Google, which is in the process of going public. He said he wasn't able to give any more specifics.