Hardware Operations Program Manager
Google - Berkeley County, SC

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This position is based in Atlanta, GA; Council Bluffs, IA; Berkeley County, SC; or Mountain View, CA.
The area: Technical Infrastructure

Behind everything our users see online is the architecture built by the Technical Infrastructure team to keep it running. From developing and maintaining our data centers to building the next generation of Google platforms, we make Google's product portfolio possible. We're proud to be our engineers' engineers and love voiding warranties by taking things apart so we can rebuild them. We're always on call to keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.
The role: Hardware Operations Program Manager

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.

Responsibilities:
Manage multiple, simultaneous data center projects from inception through completion.

Gather requirements and define the scope of the project. Find resources, manage resource allocation for projects. Develop a plan and schedule, with well-defined milestones.

Manage communication of progress/status with customer groups in various locations and timezones; own and nurture relationships between cross-functional teams

Remove roadblocks and keep processes running smoothly.

Define and develop cross-team roles, expectations, and responsibilities; drive process development and iterative optimizations.

Minimum qualifications:
BA/BS degree (In lieu of degree, 4 years relevant work experience).

Preferred qualifications:
Data Center operational background and 2 years of large scale project management experience.

Demonstrated ability/experience to manage complex projects involving team members from multiple disciplines and geographies; experience within complex organizational settings (e.g., PMO, geographic dispersion, etc.)

A strong sense of focus and excellent attention to detail while working in a very fast-paced environment.

Strong prioritization, multitasking, problem-solving and organizational skills; excellent communication, interpersonal, and analytical abilities.

The Big Picture

Berkeley County

Google is very happy to be located in Berkeley County, South Carolina. We announced our plans to build a data center here in early 2007, and today we are a fully operational site that has already begun benefitting our users around the world. We have had an excellent experience in Berkeley County as we've built out this $600 million investment, and we look forward to being a part of the Berkeley County community for many years to come.

Location: Berkeley County

Program Management

Lead complex, multi-disciplinary projects and usher them through the entire lifecycle.
Team: Program Management

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