QualificationsApplication developmentProduct managementiOSSoftware developmentBachelor’s degree
Bachelor’s degree in Design (e.g., interaction, graphic, visual communications, product, industrial, etc.), Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent practical experience
4 years of experience managing and leading teams
Experience in technical consulting and software development
Experience in relationship building and stakeholder management with cross-functional teams
Experience with material design
Knowledge of app development and platform conventions for iOS, Android, and web
Familiarity with UX design and tools
About the job
The Developer Relations organization helps keep us connected to the communities that love technology as much as we do. Our focus is on supporting developers who build applications and businesses on Google’s platforms. In this role, your work will foster a community of developers working with Google technologies and help to drive strategy around Developer Relations.
The Material Design Advocacy team, as part of Developer Relations, supports the success of Material Design and design excellence on Google’s platforms. Our team of design and developer advocates create content, resources, and engagement to help people create great user experiences.
Material Design is an unified design system that combines design theory, engineering resources, and tools for building software. The design system works across platforms and supports all of Google’s products, and also supports designers and developers inside and outside of Google.
As a Developer Relations Manager for the Material Design Advocacy team, you will lead a team of both design advocates and developer advocates. You’ll play a key role in shaping how we bring new Material Design capabilities to designers and developers, while partnering with teams across Material Design to advocate the needs of developers, driving our strategy, narratives, best practices, events, and outreach globally. You will collaborate with the Material Design team including product managers, designers, and engineers, and present and communicate your ideas and process to large audiences.
The Core team builds the technical foundation behind Google’s flagship products. We are owners and advocates for the underlying design elements, developer platforms, product components, and infrastructure at Google. These are the essential building blocks for excellent, safe, and coherent experiences for our users and drive the pace of innovation for every developer. We look across Google’s products to build central solutions, break down technical barriers and strengthen existing systems. As the Core team, we have a mandate and a unique opportunity to impact important technical decisions across the company.
Lead strategy and goals for programs related to improving designer and developer workflow with Material Design.
Build, develop, and amplify team, including hiring designer advocates and developer advocates.
Advocate for designers and developers, influencing product strategy for Material Design working with Product Management, Go-To-Market, Design, Engineering, and other cross-functional teams.
Manage stakeholders (e.g., Product, Design, and Engineering across Material Design).
Foster cross-team, cross-role, and cross-organization partnerships.
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.