Program Manager, Operations (12 month Fixed-Term Contract)

November 29, 2023
Offerd Salary:$136,000
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At Google DeepMind, we value diversity of experience, knowledge, backgrounds and perspectives and harness these qualities to create extraordinary impact. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, or related condition (including breastfeeding) or any other basis as protected by applicable law. If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation, please do not hesitate to let us know.


The role of the Program Management Team is to coordinate and enable our teams to be the best at what they do and to make fast-paced progress towards our mission. We continually pursue scalable and sustainable ways to optimise our work, striving to ensure we cultivate an environment where people can be both highly collaborative and deeply creative, making progress at pace. We build positive relationships with teams, bringing clarity to ambiguity and providing stability during change. We are active, curious and thoughtful about deepening our understanding of people; their preferences, their needs and their work. We use our coaching skills to support and enable people and teams to do their best work together. We continually deepen our domain knowledge to ensure all our work is advancing towards our mission.

About Us

Artificial Intelligence could be one of humanity's most useful inventions. At Google DeepMind, we're a team of scientists, engineers, machine learning experts and more, working together to advance the state of the art in artificial intelligence. We use our technologies for widespread public benefit and scientific discovery, and collaborate with others on critical challenges, ensuring safety and ethics are the highest priority.

The Role

Sitting within our wider Operations Group, this role is part of the Central Programs team. This team leads and delivers large, strategic programs across the business. Collaborating closely with the majority of our org-wide functions, Central Programs has a unique central viewpoint of the business' current and future needs with its core mission to enable Google DeepMind to grow, thrive and accelerate towards the mission in the most effective way possible!

In this role you will continually move across a variety of high priority, company-wide programs and initiatives to scope and deliver against critical and continually evolving deliverables and set programs up for long term success. Working with partners across all teams, you'll build direction and structure, craft creative solutions and simplify complexity.

This role requires someone who is innovative and collaborative in their approach to problem solving. It's crucial you have previous project management experience, excellent judgement and communication skills and a passion for continuous learning.

Key responsibilities:

  • Drive end-to-end project planning and delivery, using your knowledge of project methodologies including tools and techniques such as stand ups, retrospectives, agile boards, project plans etc
  • Partner with teams to organise and optimise work into clear objectives, handle risks, anticipate issues and offer creative solutions
  • Facilitate conversations, meetings and opportunities for collaboration to drive the best outcomes; create connections and relationships
  • Navigate an ambiguous and changeable environment to drive and track progress, maintain up to date information and relevant technical documentation, anticipate and propose solutions to issues and risks
  • See opportunities to improve ways of working, tools or processes
  • Partner with multiple stakeholders across the organisation, share critical information with key decision makers and influence positive outcomes
  • Provide coaching for individuals to overcome challenges and ensure the conditions are right to enable teams to produce pioneering and mission focused work
  • Lead brainstorms and idea sharing, help to identify key themes, simplify sophisticated problems and discover solutions
  • Support and drive engagement across the team by building relationships, sharing constructive feedback, challenging established ways of thinking and inspiring them to achieve their full potential
  • Evaluate the success of programs against their aims, goals and objectives
  • About You

    In order to set you up for success as a Program Manager at Google DeepMind, we look for the following skills and experience:

  • Knowledge and expertise in project/program management, with the skill to navigate through ambiguity and adjust and adapt plans and strategies as project conditions change
  • Experience in managing large complex programs and organisational change, solving challenges and implementing sustainable solutions
  • Experience in utilising coaching techniques to support individuals from diverse set of backgrounds in an ambitious environment
  • Strong communicator, able to develop meaningful relationships with key partners and use these to influence action and outcomes
  • Experienced supporting teams in fast-paced and constantly evolving environments. Preferred experience in a Research, Product or Tech environment.
  • Naturally curious and enjoy working across a large range of different subjects with ease, quickly gaining the knowledge you need to be effective
  • Passionate about our mission, proactive about learning and acquiring knowledge to enhance your experience
  • The US base salary range for this full-time position is between $136,000 - $207,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your targeted location during the hiring process.

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