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.
As a Technical Program Manager, you’ll work closely with Product, Engineering, and cross-functional teams to coordinate new product launches and develop and execute operational processes. You will be responsible for program management from concept development through implementation and post-production support, and reporting success metrics. You will facilitate project scoping, coordinate and communicate timelines for the development of new products, and generate and execute project plans. You will be expected to demonstrate technical knowledge of complex products and services, including but not limited to scripting and debugging (e.g., systems integration, tools automation). You will define processes to support development and supporting operations (e.g., release management, machines resource management). Your post-program reporting and analysis will be used for benchmarking purposes and analysis of how to effectively manage future programs. You will identify new opportunities based on customer needs and industry trends. While there are multiple stakeholders involved in execution, you will be the primary point-of-contact for end-to-end coordination and execution.
Google is and always will be an engineering company. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to tackle some of technology’s greatest challenges and make an impact on millions, if not billions, of users. At Google, engineers not only revolutionize search, they routinely work on massive scalability and storage solutions, large-scale applications and entirely new platforms for developers around the world. From AdWords to Chrome, Android to YouTube, Social to Local, Google engineers are changing the world one technological achievement after another.
- Be involved in full software development life-cycle, from ideation, through implementation to post-production support. Interact with cross-functional teams to gather estimates/proposals and generate project plans.
- Own software implementation projects, including providing full project management, creation and maintenance of implementation documentation and tracking timelines and deliverables.
- Define processes and, on an on-going basis, identify any process improvements needed to fulfill business functions. Play a key role in improving operational efficiencies through system automation.
- Work closely with Product, Engineering, and cross-functional team to resolve issues that arise during design and implementation, and in post-production. Analyze potential partner relationships and associated products.
- Participate in projects that help scale the group, implement best practices, and improve methodology. Move quickly from one phase of a project to another with a commitment to the highest possible quality standards.
- BS degree or equivalent practical experience.
- Experience with SDLC, software development or test engineering, including scripting and debugging along with implementation experience.
- BS degree in Computer Science or similar technical degree.
- Experience in development of Web tools (e.g., customer service tools).
- Experience defining workflows and processes.
- Financial services domain knowledge.
- Devotion to customer satisfaction and world class program execution with an ability to work well with metrics, numbers and trends.
- Strong oral, writing and editing skills with high attention to detail. Exceptional project management, budget management, negotiation, interpersonal and organizational skills.