Google's projects, like our users, span the globe and require managers to keep the big picture in focus while being able to dive into the unique engineering challenges we face daily. As a Technical Program Manager at Google, you lead complex, multi-disciplinary engineering projects using your engineering expertise. You plan requirements with internal customers and usher projects through the entire project lifecycle. This includes managing project schedules, identifying risks and clearly communicating them to project stakeholders. You're equally at home explaining your team's analyses and recommendations to executives as you are discussing the technical trade-offs in product development with engineers.
Behind everything our users see online is the architecture built by the Technical Infrastructure team to keep it running. From developing and maintaining our data centers to building the next generation of Google platforms, we make Google's product portfolio possible. We're proud to be our engineers' engineers and love voiding warranties by taking things apart so we can rebuild them. We're always on call to keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.
- Supervise successful transition of new data center technologies to production service, delivering new capabilities to Google’s developers and users.
- Oversee hand-off from engineering development teams, coordination with technical and supply-chain operations groups, and integration with existing customer environments.
- Develop program plans, conduct cost/benefit and risk analyses, produce contingency options, and recommend courses of action.
- Evaluate and ensure closure on technology insertion decisions. Recommend and drive process changes that improve the speed and predictability of new-product introduction programs.
- Navigate among highly interdependent and sometimes conflicting requirements and objectives across a wide range of cross-functional organizations, providing the judgment and leadership that results in globally-optimal outcomes for Google and its users.
- BA/BS degree in Engineering or Physical Sciences, or equivalent practical experience.
- 6 years of experience developing program plans, conduct cost/benefit and risk analyses, producing contingency options, and recommending courses of action
- 6 years of industry experience in program or functional leadership roles, including experience at the level of a practicing engineer.
- Master's degree in a technical field.
- Aptitude for quantitative assessment and analysis across multiple technical disciplines.
- Expertise in one or more relevant disciplines in computer/hardware engineering, distributed computing, networking technology, or large-scale mechanical/power systems