Program Manager, Search
Google - Mountain View, CA

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Google's projects, like our users, span the globe and require managers to keep the big picture in focus. As a Program Manager at Google, you lead complex, multi-disciplinary projects. You plan requirements with internal customers and usher projects through the entire project lifecycle. This includes managing project schedules, identifying risks and clearly communicating goals to project stakeholders. Your projects often span offices, time zones and hemispheres, and it's your job to keep all the players coordinated on the project's progress and deadlines.

You will work as the member of a small, efficient team which is responsible for monitoring experiments, adjusting prioritization as necessary, writing clear concise instructions, vendor management, rater quality and communications. You will also be an integral participant in analyzing vendor data, looking for trends and signals that can be used as new quality metrics. You will interact with a wide variety of Google engineers and statisticians as well as vendor representatives on a regular basis. The ideal candidate will also have analysis skills, very strong communication skills (both written and verbal), strong organizational skills, attention to detail and at least basic technical skills.

Oversee, analyze and monitor multiple evaluation projects within Search quality.
Analyze data using logic and reason to make sound decisions/recommendations.
Ability to work as a member of a team, working closely together and jumping in to help out with some routine tasks.
Develop and prepare project documentation, improve processes, maintain web pages and track reports to communicate details of project.
Build positive relationships and trust over time through strong on-time delivery of projects, high quality, continuous innovation, and by exceeding expectations.

BS degree in English, Communications or Computer Science. (In lieu of degree, 4 years relevant work experience).

Strong analysis skills as well as some technical experience.
Ability to understand technical subjects and emerging technologies and relevance to the marketplace.
Strong organizational / project management/ analysis/ communication skills.
Ability to work well as a member of a highly integrated team composed of both technical and non-technical members.
Ability to manage/juggle competing priorities without loss of efficiency.
There is always more information out there, and the Knowledge team has a never-ending quest to find it and make it accessible. We're constantly refining our signature search engine to provide better results, and developing offerings like Google Instant, Google Voice Search and Google Image Search to make it faster and more engaging. We're providing users around the world with great search results every day, but at Google, great just isn't good enough. We're just getting started.

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