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Technical Program Manager, Pixel Software


Posted Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Posting ID: 86063754766099142_crt:1683622907497

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Mountain View, CA
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Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, other technical field, or equivalent practical experience
  • 8 years of experience in technical program management or program management (leading cross-functional projects/programs)

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Engineering or other technical field
  • Experience in consumer electronics or hardware/software programs, and SoC/embedded chip bringup
  • Experience in software or hardware engineering
  • Experience working on embedded devices in a highly cross-functional environment where communication with multiple groups is imperative
  • Experience developing process where little exists, but demonstrated flexibility to get things done
  • Ability to work through ambiguity to detailed solutions

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.

The Pixel System Software team is responsible for the core software running on Pixel Phones. Our team comprises of the major software subsystems such as core bring-up, performance, power, graphics, display, sensors etc. We work closely with the hardware teams to bring up new silicon and phones, and are key to shipping our Pixel products. In this role, you will be directly involved with shaping and driving our roadmap for phones and custom silicon. You will work with cross-functional groups and drive new products to market.

The Google Pixel team focuses on designing and delivering the world's most helpful mobile experience. The team works on shaping the future of Pixel devices and services through some of the most advanced designs, techniques, products, and experiences in consumer electronics. This includes bringing together the best of Google's artificial intelligence, software, and hardware to build global smartphones and create transformative experiences for users across the world.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $164,000-$252,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits. Learn more about benefits at Google .


  • Manage complex and large-scale software projects and work with multiple teams on cross-functional initiatives. Engage the project teams to achieve goals and drive results proactively.
  • Remove obstacles to drive momentum and progress. Identify communication gaps, manage issue escalations, and provide support to teams balancing competing priorities.
  • 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.
  • Work closely with our leads and partners to map our roadmap.
  • Interface with engineering managers and engineers across both hardware and software to estimate work efforts, define milestones, and manage resources. Track progress, resolve dependencies, evaluate risks, and communicate status to upper management and project stakeholders.

Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google's EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form .

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The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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