Director, Technical Program Management, Transportation And Auto

Google Inc. Fremont , WA 98103

Posted 2 days ago

As the Director of Technical Program Management for the Transportation and Auto team, you will utilize your leadership skills and significant talents for program management, mobilizing cross-functional teams within Geo but also working with other product areas towards delivering solutions for scale and data-driven decision-making in order to lead, launch and support our product delivery needs. Your passion, technical and business depth and excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills will inspire our teams and rapidly establish trust amongst a diverse set of stakeholders and customers. You have the foundations of an incredible engineering program manager and can lead program teams to be high achieving working on ambitious goals and deliverables and can also help teams to scale as more automakers work with Google.

You are an excellent leader and have experience managing teams across different geographies to produce results in a timely manner. You will also be an excellent collaborator working with your customer teams, understanding their needs and ensuring that your team is appropriately resourced against their priorities. Setting vision and direction, improving productivity, quality standards, resolving systemic problems, identifying trends and implementing change are all keys to success.

Geo builds the most accurate, comprehensive, and useful maps for our users. More than a billion people rely on Google Maps services to explore the world and navigate their daily lives. That includes sailing down the Amazon river, choosing where to get a bite of pizza, and saving time in commuting.

Geo also helps merchants get their businesses on Google, and developers use the power of Google Maps to enhance their apps and websites. They are solving complex computer science problems, designing beautiful and intuitive product experiences, and improving the accuracy of our geo data, all in order to plot a course for the future of mapping.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10 years of experience in managing technical projects in a software engineering domain.
  • 5 years of experience in leading teams within technical program management or equivalent roles.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Proven track record of collaborating effectively across organizational boundaries, building relationships, and importing and exporting talent and ideas to achieve a broader organizational goal.

  • Ability to understand the complex relationship between the organization and its environment, identify connections, adopt different perspectives and quickly responds to changing circumstances in a strategic way.

  • Ability to demonstrate comfort with changing specifications or standards, and create the conditions in which the team feels comfortable and capable of working through in response to ambiguity.

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, negotiation and organizational skills.

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills that drive executional impact at scale.

  • Build, lead and inspire an organization of Technical Program Managers (TPM) across multiple locations drawn from several parts of the business with a goal of driving alignment amongst stakeholders.

  • Provide oversight of delivery across the complete portfolio of transportation and automotive services in Geo and be a thought leader to help drive impact for Geo as one of its leads.

  • Partner closely with Engineering Directors, Product Managers and Leadership to ensure TPM alignment with engineering and product priorities. Forecast resourcing requirements for TPM while driving sublinear scaling.

  • Lead other TPM groups to streamline processes, simplify execution, manager objective key results, release on time, bring tooling efficiencies and help teams in execution.

  • Be a PMO partner to Engineering and Product Leads for the Transportation and Auto team in Geo and drive improvements to current processes.

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Director, Technical Program Management, Transportation And Auto

Google Inc.