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Technical Program Manager, Early Stage Project, X

Company: X, the moonshot factory
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

X is Alphabet's moonshot factory. We are a diverse group of inventors and entrepreneurs who build and launch technologies that aim to improve the lives of millions, even billions, of people. Our goal: 10x impact on the world's most intractable problems, not just 10% improvement. We approach projects that have the aspiration and riskiness of research with the speed and ambition of a startup.The TeamWe're an early stage team at X with a growing, interdisciplinary portfolio. To prove our path to the moon, we make early contact with the real world through both internal and external partnerships.The RoleThis is an opportunity to come in at the ground level and help manage mission critical workstreams for an early stage team innovating quickly at the intersection of machine learning and large scale orchestration. You'll need to work with product management, engineering, business development and partner teams to identify the opportunities, allocate resources, foresee and overcome the risks and blockers, and build the products that transform this space.How you will make 10x Impact:You will be working across multiple functions spanning the entire ML and SW stack, to define, build, and optimize; focusing on rapid learning and execution. You will ensure schedules, commitments and priorities are aligned across SW, ML, Product and Partner teams.In this role you will be directly involved with shaping and driving our multi-year roadmap for a high impact early stage moonshot. Specifically you will:Lead highly complex cross functional machine learning, business and software projects. Collaborate with researchers, engineering managers and engineers across both ML & SW, estimate work efforts, define milestones and manage resourcesDrive end to end project outcomes, track progress, resolve dependencies, manage risks and communicate status to upper management and project stakeholders.Engage and energize the project teams to achieve aggressive goals across multiple workstreams, organizations and timezonesProactively remove obstacles to drive momentum and progress. Identify communication gaps, manage issue escalations and provide support to teams balancing competing priorities. Drive results proactively.Understand technical implementation at the architecture level and propose technical alternatives when necessary. Ask questions that clarify priorities and push the team to be highly effective. Develop broad domain and technical knowledge.Establish new processes, identify systemic problems and recommend and implement solutions.Partner with the project lead to set up strategy, plan and manage our multi-year roadmapsWill translate internal product goals into product requirements and will translate a product requirements doc into technical requirements that the engineering teams can execute against.What you should have:Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience5+ years of experience in technical program managementExperience in technical leadership, leading project teams, and developing technical roadmapsExperience working on machine learning and full stack software developmentExperience with product management and product lifecycleIt would be great if you also had these:A passion for high impact early stage projects and rapid iteration in a startup like environmentHands on engineering experienceAbility to think strategically and execute methodically. Communicate and influence with multiple levels including executive leadership, partners, managers, and engineers to develop strategic relationships and drive execution effectivelyAbility to work through ambiguity to detailed solutions. You can take a vague problem, crisply frame the challenge, identify a path forward, and drive an initiative over the finish-lineAbility to work effectively with highly technical engineering and research teams, with a great track recordExperiences in developing process where little exists, but demonstrated flexibility to get things done

Keywords: X, the moonshot factory, Mountain View , Technical Program Manager, Early Stage Project, X, IT / Software / Systems , Mountain View, California

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