Technical Program Manager, Robotics

May 03, 2024
Offerd Salary:$118,000
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The Robotics Operations team is looking for a Technical Program Manager to support the GDM Robotics research organization by providing robot platforms, lab spaces, data collection and policy evaluation resources to solve "Embodied AI."

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

As a Technical Program Manager on the Robotics Operations team, you will apply program management methodologies to multiple research initiatives to accelerate Google DeepMind's Embodied AI goals in a safe and responsible way.

Key responsibilities

  • Apply technical knowledge to identify and execute pragmatic solutions
  • Partner closely with the data collection teams to establish and govern our internal data collection efforts.
  • Partner closely with research teams to ensure seamless delivery of new evaluations and data collections.
  • Apply expertise in program management methodologies, tools, and relevant industry knowledge in Robotics to drive program success.
  • Monitor and report on operational efficiency and resource utilization metrics.
  • Coordinate use of the shared lab spaces in multiple locations using the robot fleet of mobile and fixed arms.
  • Oversee design and implementation of new environments for data collection or robot platform modifications with the Engineering team.
  • Evaluate and improve processes, tools, templates and documentation for repeatability and sustainability
  • Implement processes and methodologies to reduce operational costs
  • Facilitate conversations, meetings and opportunities for collaboration to drive the best outcomes; create connections and relationships
  • The TPM must thrive in a fast-paced start-up environment and effectively manage cross-functional teams to deliver exceptional value to and accelerate Google DeepMind's research through strategic cross-functional partnerships.

    About you

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

  • Experience partnering with Research/Engineering leads on high impact, goal oriented, projects.
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline along with equivalent practical experience 5 -10 years .
  • Demonstrated ability to improve processes, workflows, and governance models to enhance efficiency within development teams.
  • Excellent technical understanding and communication ability, with the ability to distil sophisticated technical ideas to their essence.
  • Experience in solving complex challenges, implementing scalable and sustainable solutions.
  • Knowledge of, or curious to learn about AI/machine learning research.
  • Familiar with hardware and software testing and associated safety protocol.
  • In addition, the following would be an advantage (preferred qualifications):

  • Robotics domain knowledge and experience
  • Experience managing operational teams
  • Experience in a technical lab or production environment
  • The US base salary range for this full-time position is between $118,000 - $213,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your targeted location during the hiring process.

    Application deadline: 12pm PST 3rd May 2024

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