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Technical Program Manager, System Thermal, Pixel



IT, Operations
Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2023


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 8 years of experience in technical program management or program management.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience of Software and Hardware engineering in developing fingerprint biometrics authentication.
  • Experience working on mobile devices (Hardware and Software), embedded devices in a highly cross functional, technical engineering team environment.
  • Experience developing processes and ability to be flexible to get things done.
  • Ability to communicate and influence with multiple levels including executives, managers, product managers, and engineers to develop strategic relationships and drive execution.
  • Ability to ramp up quickly and learn new technologies with minimal lag time.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

About the job

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.

Using your extensive technical and leadership expertise, you manage projects of various size and scope, identifying future opportunities, improving processes and driving the technical directions of your programs.

As a Technical Program Manager for our Pixel products, you will be working with a large across multiple functions and Product Areas, spanning the entire Hardware(HW)/SoC and Software(SW) stack (system SW, Android, connectivity and camera), to provide feedback and recommendations on how to optimize the thermal design for performance and cost. You will focus on thermals from the early product development cycle, in order to deliver the consumer devices software solutions with awesome battery life, performance and user experiences. You will ensure schedules, commitments and priorities are aligned across SW and HW Product Area. In this role you will be directly involved with shaping and driving our multi-year roadmap for phones and custom silicon.

The Google Pixel team focuses on designing and delivering the world's most helpful mobile experience. The team works on shaping the future of Pixel devices and services through some of the most advanced designs, techniques, products, and experiences in consumer electronics. This includes bringing together the best of Google’s artificial intelligence, software, and hardware to build global smartphones and create transformative experiences for users across the world.

Additional Information:

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $164,000-$252,000. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits. Learn more about benefits at Google.


  • Manage highly complex and mission critical cross functional SW projects. Interface with engineering managers and engineers across both HW and SW, estimate work efforts, define milestones and manage resources.
  • Drive features end to end, track progress, resolve dependencies, evaluate risks and communicate status to upper management and project stakeholders. Identify communication gaps, manage issue escalations and provide support to teams balancing competing priorities.
  • Manage/Develop thermal models and throttling policies with cross-functional partners.
  • Balance product performance with various component and product limitations with user experiences.
  • Understand technical implementation at the architecture level and propose technical alternatives when necessary. Ask questions that clarify priorities and push the team to be highly effective. Develop broad domain and technical knowledge.

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