Hardware Technical Program Manager, Project Starline
Employment Type: Full-Time
* Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent practical experience.
* 5 years of technical program management experience. Experience delivering hardware; writing technical specifications, writing SOWs, and managing suppliers.
* Hardware experience across optics, cameras, displays, electronics, structures.
* Experience with system safety.
* Experience with Reliability, Regulatory, Compliance, and Product Safety.
* Direct lab testing and data analysis experience.
* Experience with inventory management and purchasing systems.
* Experience with several of the following: electrical components, circuit boards, power supplies, EMC/EMI, cameras, displays, light emitters (LEDs or lasers), thermal engineering, cables (including signal integrity and connectors).
* Excellent communication, organizational and analytical 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.
You're a Hardware Technical Program Manager with experience across optics, cameras, displays, electronics, structures, testing, labs, and Systems Engineering. You will be a force multiplier for our hardware team, improving efficiencies across the board. You will help offload the hardware engineering team by driving all elements of their work that are more efficiently owned by a program manager. You will use your technical judgment and expertise to bridge the gap between our hardware team and vendors, internal compliance, and other cross-PA teams. You will lead our hardware safety efforts. You will perform systems engineering to ensure that cross-team designs, technical budgets, and KPIs are created and running smoothly.
Project Starline from Google combines advances in hardware and software to enable friends, families and co-workers to feel together, even when they're cities (or countries) apart. Imagine looking through a sort of magic window, and through that window, you see another person, life-size and in three dimensions.
As part of the Project Starline team, your contributions will have an impact on the future of communications with Google products as you apply technology to solve that really important problem that we often want to be together and we can't.
* Identify and resolve cross functional design gaps in our system and drive them to closure. This will involve systems engineering and may involve designing and driving hardware test activities.
* Work with our hardware engineers to write specifications, SOWs, manage ordering of complex hardware components (e.g. high end PCBs) and manage vendor re-work of material and problem resolution.
* Work with central reliability, compliance, and regulatory teams to ensure quality and reliability for our Starline Stations.
* Own Hardware safety and corresponding teamwide training.
* Work with lab managers to ensure our labs are meeting the needs of the hardware team, including layout, stock, organization.