Technical Program Manager, Security

Technical Program Manager, Security

at Google

Sunnyvale, CA

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.

As a Technical Program Manager in Google’s Security Team, you will be central to managing projects within the Security engineering team. Working with some of the best security engineers in the world, you’ll have a direct positive impact on security of Google’s data and infrastructure.

Success in this role will require sound judgment under pressure, a strong technical background, meticulous attention to detail and outstanding communication skills. You will coordinate between many stakeholders, set expectations for deliverables from many different teams, keep track of success of parallel efforts, identify key roadblocks and work with the team members involved to keep things moving. You will be the owner of a large security program and ultimately responsible for its success.

Behind everything our users see online is the architecture built by the Technical Infrastructure team to keep it running. From developing and maintaining our data centers to building the next generation of Google platforms, we make Google's product portfolio possible. We're proud to be our engineers' engineers and love voiding warranties by taking things apart so we can rebuild them. We're always on call to keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.


  • Work extensively in continuing to push fundamental shifts towards more robust security models for the organization
  • Understand the end-to-end solution and implementation path in order to execute large security projects
  • Coordinate between different security teams, set clear expectations about responsibilities, communicate with stakeholders and measure success.
  • Partner with cross-functional engineering teams to provide technical direction and influence technical design.


Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3 years of experience in program/project management.
  • Experience working with teams and other cross-functional stakeholders.
  • Experience in an Engineering or Technical role, delivering privacy and/or security solutions.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in Computer Science or related technical field.
  • Security experience, particularly in either system management, OS hardening, or network security concepts (segmentation, protocols used for layering security capabilities).
  • Understanding of attacker trends/pen testing/breach investigation experience.
  • Experience with Data Loss Prevention, Data Protection, Threat Modeling and/or experience with incident or emergency response.
  • Experience leading security risk mitigation, technical risk assessment, and integration projects, building key privacy and security engineering principles into non-standard infrastructure.
  • Familiarity with cryptographic concepts, especially in applied usage.

Note: By applying to this position your application is automatically submitted to the following locations: Mountain View, CA, USA; Kirkland, WA, USA