Program Manager, Google for Education (Sub-Saharan Africa) at Google

Google’s mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Since our founding in 1998, Google has grown by leaps and bounds. From offering search in a single language we now offer dozens of products and services—including various forms of advertising and web applications for all kinds of tasks—in scores of languages. And starting from two computer science students in a university dorm room, we now have thousands of employees and offices around the world. A lot has changed since the first Google search engine appeared. But some things haven’t changed: our dedication to our users and our belief in the possibilities of the Internet itself.

 

Job Description

Google’s projects, like our users, span the globe and require managers to keep the big picture in focus. As a Program Manager at Google, 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 offices, time zones and hemispheres, and it’s your job to keep all the players coordinated on the project’s progress and deadlines.

 

At Google, we’re passionate about the intersection of internet platforms, connected devices, content distribution, and Education. Our team’s mission is to create and support an integrated vision that injects all of the technical and cost advantages of thoughtful ICT into diverse classrooms around the globe. As a Program Manager within the Google for Education team, you will lead efforts to design, communicate, and iterate a unified vision to meet these diverse needs. Expect to take a leading role in solutions definition and architecture as we bring platforms, connected devices and digital content to impact Education around the world.

 

Responsibilities

Support a range of educational institutions or agencies in developing plans to improve network infrastructure, integration of ICT technology, and the deployment of Google solutions.

Architect and manage the deployment of integrated solutions for education and industry, including Google and third-party systems.

Support and drive engagements as needed with educational institutions, governments and technology partners.

Lead program management initiatives across the team. Participate in projects that help scale the group; implement best practices and improve methodology.

 

 

Minimum qualifications

BA/BS degree in a technical field or equivalent practical experience.

Program management experience in the Sub-Saharan Africa region.

 

 

Preferred qualifications

Program management experience, including integration planning and solution architecture experience in the IT/Telecoms or ED-TECH space.

Experience or familiarity in what it takes to deploy network infrastructure, systems integration, and/or cloud services for multi-user environments.

Strong knowledge of basic technologies for campus networks and services (DNS, Web Services, TCP/IP, AAA, LMS, OpenID, LDAP etc.) and their cost-effective application to affect infrastructure development.

Hands-on knowledge of Google APIs, Python, JavaScript, HTML5.

Ability to think both strategically and execute tactically within a globally distributed team, while managing relationships with customers, partners, and cross-functional teams inside Google, and ability or familiarity in following emerging technologies, pedagogical trends, ICT cost factors, and their relevance in a diverse Education market.

 

 

Area

 

The web is what you make of it, and the Chrome and Apps team is helping the world make more of the web. From open-source pros to user-experience extraordinaires, the team develops products like Chrome OS, Gmail and Google Docs that help users connect, communicate and collaborate with others. Our consumer products and Enterprise platforms are giving millions of users at homes, businesses, universities and nonprofits around the world the tools that shape their web experience — and changing the way they think about computing.

 

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