Technical Program Manager, Android Growth

Nairobi, Kenya
January 10, 2024
Deadline date:

Job Description

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Candidates will typically have 8 years of experience in program management.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Ability to influence and communicate cross-functionally and cross-geographically with all levels of management.
  • Ability to take initiative and separately make trade-offs in an ambiguous, fast-changing environment.
  • Excellent people management skills, with the ability to effectively operate with velocity and flexibility.

About the job

Google’s projects, like our users, span the globe and require managers to keep the big picture in focus while being able to dive into the unique engineering challenges we face daily. As a Technical Program Manager at Google, you lead complex, multi-disciplinary engineering projects using your engineering expertise. You plan requirements with internal customers and usher projects through the entire project lifecycle. This includes managing project schedules, identifying risks and clearly communicating them to project stakeholders. You’re equally at home explaining your team’s analyses and recommendations to executives as you are discussing the technical trade-offs in product development with engineers.

Using your extensive technical and leadership expertise, you manage projects of various size and scope, identifying future opportunities, improving processes and driving the technical directions of your programs.

Android is Google’s open-source mobile operating system powering more than 3 billion devices worldwide. Android is about bringing computing to everyone in the world. We believe computing is a super power for good, enabling access to information, economic opportunity, productivity, connectivity between friends and family and more. We think everyone in the world should have access to the best computing has to offer. We provide the platform for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and developers to build compelling computing devices (smartphones, tablets, TVs, wearables, etc) that run the best apps/services for everyone in the world.


  • Influence and shape multi-year strategy for the Android Growth team.
  • Own the overall operating model for the Android Growth team, including Objectives and Key Results (OKR), project and Opex planning.
  • Drive team productivity, velocity and quality improvements through continuous process innovation, including streamlining existing processes and deprecating processes that no longer meet the team’s requirements.
  • Drive and own execution through the full software feature life-cycle, collaborate with Engineers, Product Managers, and User Experience Designers and Researchers. Own specific areas for product launch such as program planning, delivery roadmap, identifying risks and stakeholder communication.
  • Manage cross-functional relationships across internal and external partners. Drive stakeholders towards a common goal and resolve dependencies and risks proactively.