Google Technical Program Manager, Site Reliability Engineering in Kirkland, Washington

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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 Technical Program Manager (TPM) role within Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is at the heart of fulfilling SRE’s mission: making things faster, more reliable, and preparing for the continued growth of Google's infrastructure. As a TPM, you ensure that systems and services are carefully planned and deployed, taking into account multiple variables such as price, availability and scheduling, while always keeping the bigger picture in mind. You are comfortable driving massive projects which span many teams, have a strong interest in doing the right thing for our users and always think critically and strategically about Google as a business. You are equally at home explaining your analyses and project recommendations to wider audiences as you would be discussing the technical merits of next generation architectures with Google's engineers, or building tools to automate and scale their impact.

Behind everything our users see online is the architecture built by the Technical Infrastructure team to keep it running. From developing and maintaining our data centers to building the next generation of Google platforms, we make Google's product portfolio possible. We're proud to be our engineers' engineers and love voiding warranties by taking things apart so we can rebuild them. We're always on call to keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.

  • Coordinate with stakeholders to manage, track and control project challenges and ensure timely delivery of products.
  • Identify and/or analyze challenges relating to mission critical services and manage the building of automation tools/processes to prevent recurrence.
  • Engage in a service capacity planning and forecasting software performance analysis and system tuning.
  • Exercise technical judgment to keep goals for programs, projects and products attainable within a given timeline.
  • Influence and manage the creation of new designs, architectures, standards and methods for large-scale distributed systems.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 years of experience in Unix/Linux systems programming with C, C++, Java, Python, Shell and/or Perl.
  • Experience managing end-to-end lifecycles of technical projects.
  • Experience working with code and storage and operating systems.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with the design and architecture of software to improve availability, scalability, latency and efficiency.
  • Experience analyzing global scale distributed systems and critical production service environments.
  • Ability to take initiative, adapt quickly to changing priorities and work with a high sense of urgency with high attention to detail and effective problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills, with the ability to interact with technical and non-technical teams.

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