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Program Manager, Chrome Accessibility

Google

Mountain View, CA,US

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 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.

Working on the Chrome Accessibility team, you will help with three important goals: improving the web platform with tools and APIs to help developers make their web apps accessible to everyone, work on Chrome's UI to improve the experience for users with disabilities, including those who rely on third-party assistive technology, and building and improving Chrome OS platform features for users with disabilities, including screen reading, braille support, magnification, color enhancement and more.

Going beyond just enabling people to use our products and services, we want to find new ways for technology to improve people’s lives. Your projects will have a crucial impact on these users as you take on difficult technical problems and coordinate with many teams at Google to find solutions that make Chrome and Chrome OS an amazing platform for everyone.

As a Program Manager for accessibility, a significant part of your job is to work with teams throughout the globe who are building content, features and services. You will act as an advocate for users with disabilities and make sure that accessibility is a priority and ensure it keeps getting better. This may include promoting accessibility within the organization, training engineers and product managers, participating in early design meetings, reviewing UI mocks, testing experimental features and facilitating communication between teams. In addition, this role may include presenting at external conferences and managing communication with other product teams at Google and third-party assistive technology vendors.

Google is and always will be an engineering company. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to take on some of technology's greatest challenges and make an impact on millions, if not billions, of users. At Google, engineers not only revolutionize search, they routinely work on massive scalability and storage solutions, large-scale applications and entirely new platforms for developers around the world. From Google Ads to Chrome, Android to YouTube, Social to Local, Google engineers are changing the world one technological achievement after another.

Responsibilities
Learn and build expertise in new processes and technical applications quickly.
Act as an internal advocate for users with disabilities and conduct regular accessibility reviews of new features before they launch.
Represent Google and Chrome at external conferences.
Make difficult prioritization decisions given limited time and resources while maintaining communication with internal and external partner teams.
Communicate schedules, priorities and status to all levels in the company and open source community.
Qualifications
Minimum qualifications:
Experience in technical project and program management.
Experience with accessibility guidelines such as Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), Section 508
Experience managing front end design and engineering.
Experience with UX design principles

Preferred qualifications:
5 years of program management experience.
Experience with the web platform (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) and Chrome and Chrome OS.
Experience with assistive technologies such as screen readers, refreshable braille displays, magnifiers, switch access, head tracking or voice control.
Ability to build relationships, work effectively cross-functionally and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

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