QualificationsManufacturingMechanical engineeringProgram managementBachelor’s degree
Experience working across functions in a large organization.
Experience shipping high-volume, high-quality products.
Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
Excellent customer service, communication, presentation, and strategic problem-solving skills.
About the job
The Nest hardware team is passionate about designing, prototyping, validating, and launching awesome hardware products to create a thoughtful home for our customers. With our wide breadth of products and a collaborative/respectful team, come join us on this hardware journey.
As an Engineering Program Manager, Product Design, you’ll keep an innovative engineering team firing on all cylinders. You will work closely with engineers, product managers, and engineering partners to get high-quality products built, tested, and released on time. You’ll coordinate many fast-changing, moving parts and get them to come together as a product.
You will identify and manage risks, making sound judgments about quality, and stopping (or speeding up) production at the right time. You will play a key role in ensuring that ID/mechanical/human factor product requirements are captured, managing cross-functional communication and technical dependencies with other Google teams, creating and driving the overall mechanical schedule, identifying and mitigating risk at all stages, and defining the overall rhythm and meeting touch points between teams.
You will route incoming reliability, cosmetic, or human factor issues, drive focus during root cause analyses, and manage schedule and execution for all mechanical design elements of new hardware products.
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 an Engineering 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.
Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Our Devices & Services team combines the best of Google AI, Software, and Hardware to create radically helpful experiences for users. We research, design, and develop new technologies and hardware to make our user’s interaction with computing faster, seamless, and more powerful. Whether finding new ways to capture and sense the world around us, advancing form factors, or improving interaction methods, the Devices & Services team is making people’s lives better through technology.
Define, drive, and own the overall mechanical and electro-mechanical component development process from concept to launch for new Google hardware products.
Interface between vendors and product engineering teams, setting and managing schedules and milestones.
Drive mechanical design reviews with cross-functional teams
Drive tool releases for all mechanical components in the product
Develop, maintain, and communicate key focus points and next steps with engineering, vendors, operations, quality, and management.
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.