Posted on :
25 Jan, 2010
25 Jan, 2010
Google is recruiting for the position of Technical Program Manager, Infrastructure – Lagos
This position is located in Lagos, Africa.
The area: Engineering Management
Google’s engineering teams exhibit high energy, deep technical skills and a drive to get things done. Our Program Managers need to be technical leaders and motivators who are comfortable leading diverse teams in a high-pressure, dynamic – and global – environment. Jobs are broadly defined and interact with external organizations, product management, sales and many other groups at Google.
Job Description (”The role”):
Technical Program Managers are the core of managing Google’s continued growth. As the first Technical Program Manager based in Africa, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact. Specifically you will be responsible for driving the progress of various initiatives focused on infrastructure. These include helping Universities strengthen their ICT services, working between ISPs and IXPs to increase peering agreements, managing Google infrastructure deployments and lots, lots more.
Ideally coming from a senior operations & infrastructure engineering background you will have gained extremely strong business project management skills and have great judgement when it comes to evaluating infrastructure challenges and implied cost or engineering efforts. Based in Lagos, Nigeria you will be expected to travel frequently within Africa and to our offices in Zurich and California.
Manage technical projects or programs, working closely with external partners, Google engineers and technical staff to design and launch infrastructure projects.
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 within the core team and external to the team (customers, partners, etc); escalate issues as necessary.
Computer Science degree or equivalent experience. Masters or PhD preferred.
Experience managing multiple international projects and people acting as a technical lead.
Proven ability to work on assignments that require data evaluation, recommendation development, and decision making.