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Product Design Engineering Program Manager, Consumer Hardware



Other Engineering, Product, Design, Operations
New Taipei, Banqiao District, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2023

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Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent practical experience
  • 3 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

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with consumer electronics and shipping 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 monitor and communicate progress, risks, and mitigation with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion for improving processes and plans

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 technical and leadership expertise, you run Engineering-focused projects that are well-defined under supervision.

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.


  • Own and execute the mechanical and electro-mechanical component development process from engineering prototype to launch for Google hardware products.
  • Interface between vendors and product engineering teams, executing and managing schedules and milestones. Identify and monitor 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. Maintain and monitor 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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