Program Manager, Early Stage Projects ( Job ID # 4935627002 )
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Program Manager, Early Stage Projects
Mountain View, CA
X is Alphabet’s moonshot factory. We are a diverse group of inventors and entrepreneurs who build and launch technologies that aim to improve the lives of millions, even billions, of people. Our goal: 10x impact on the world’s most intractable problems, not just 10% improvement. We approach projects that have the aspiration and riskiness of research with the speed and ambition of a startup.
About the Team:
X is Alphabet’s moonshot factory where uncomfortably ambitious, world-changing ideas are developed and taken out into the world. X projects have the potential to transform the lives of billions of people and make the world a radically better place. For X to be successful, we have to repeatedly turn breakthrough technology ideas into products that solve large problems in the world, and create meaningful businesses for Alphabet.
About the Role:
As a Program Manager, 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 different industries and fields, and it's your job to keep all the players coordinated on the project's progress and deadlines.
How you will make 10x impact:
Strategic initiatives: Drive and monitor the execution of strategic initiatives (feedback implementation, extra resources (intern/AI resident hiring/onboarding), Partner management, etc)
Team operations: Generally be a sounding board to the project lead. Identify opportunities and problems ahead of time as well as independently implement a solution or escalate with discernment. Design and build key operational structures and processes to ensure team works as efficiently and nimbly as possible. Plan and track program goals and budget.
Communications: Represent the project when needed. Develop key team communications (vision, updates).
Administrative tasks: Coordinate calendaring for C-level meetings and partner travels.
Market and strategic research: Assist strategy team and project lead with market analysis, competitor analysis, and overall strategy.
What you should have:
Patience, positivity, openness, vulnerability, curiosity and appetite to learn.
BA/BS degree or relevant experience.
3 years of experience in a program management capacity, with experience guiding cross-functional teams through technology development milestones in a fast-paced environment.
Skilled at project management, problem solving, communication, and partner management.
Proactivity / ability to “predict the future” and build solutions to problems before project lead even knows they exist
Unstoppable - committed to finding a “yes” even when the initial answer is “no.”
Independent - once onboarded, able to work with minimal guidance.
Have a can-do mentality and is always a team player
It’d be great if you also had these:
Experience working with early stage projects or tech startups.
Knowledge and experience in one of these domains: in biology, bioinformatics, robotics or machine learning, modeling, systems thinking
Experience in entrepreneurship and commercialization.
Tools: Mastery of GSuite and project management software, e.g. Monday or Asana.
At X, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are 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.
If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at: [email protected]
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