Product Design Engineering Program Manager, Google Nest
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- Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent practical experience
- 5 years of experience in engineering program management, product design engineering, or as a team lead
- Ability to travel internationally up to 20% of the time
- Experience with consumer electronics and shipping high volume/high quality products
- Knowledge of product life cycle, tools, processes, and operations planning
- Ability to lead technical teams, cross-functional groups, and vendors against plans
- Ability to take initiative and drive several tasks at once
- Ability to capture the big picture quickly and focus on key points, with excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Passion for improving processes and plans
About the job
A problem isn’t truly solved until it’s solved for all. That’s why Googlers build products that help create opportunities for everyone, whether down the street or across the globe. As a Technical Program Manager at Google, you’ll use your technical expertise to lead complex, multi-disciplinary projects from start to finish. You’ll work with stakeholders to plan requirements, identify risks, manage project schedules, and communicate clearly with cross-functional partners across the company. You're equally comfortable explaining your team's analyses and recommendations to executives as you are discussing the technical tradeoffs in product development with engineers.
Our goal is to build a Google that looks like the world around us — and we want Googlers to stay and grow when they join us. As part of our efforts to build a Google for everyone, we build diversity, equity, and inclusion into our work and we aim to cultivate a sense of belonging throughout the company.
The Google Nest team focuses on hardware, software, and services for the home, ranging from Nest thermostats to Nest smart displays. The Google Nest team develops, designs, and develops new technologies and hardware to make users’ homes more helpful. Our mission is the helpful home: to create a home that cares for the people inside it and the world around it.
- Define, drive, and own the overall mechanical and electro-mechanical component development process from concept to launch for Google hardware products.
- Interface between vendors and product engineering teams, setting and managing schedules and milestones. Balance schedule, cost, performance, and user experience trade-offs.
- Drive mechanical design reviews with cross-functional teams and tool releases for all mechanical components in the product.
- Develop, maintain, and communicate key focus points and next steps with engineering, vendors, operations, quality, and management. Improve and maintain processes that ensure team members have what they need to understand and execute on all objectives
- Identify risks, develop mitigation strategies, and facilitate conflict resolution. Drive failure analysis and triage for issues. Synthesize large amounts of data into a clear story and communicate to stakeholders and organizations at all levels.
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At Google, we’re committed to building a workforce that is more representative of the users we serve and creating a culture where everyone feels like they belong. To learn more about our diversity, equity, inclusion commitments and how we’re building belonging, please visit our Belonging page for more information.
We welcome and encourage people who are expecting and/or parents-to-be to apply to this or any other role at Google.
Google is a global company and, in order to facilitate efficient collaboration and communication globally, English proficiency is a requirement for all roles.
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