Google Ideas Associate, Business Operations and Strategy – New York
This position is based in New York, NY.
The area: Business Operations and Strategy, Google Ideas
Google Ideas is a “think/do tank” focused on connecting across different sectors, disciplines and experiences to understand and act upon global challenges in new and innovative ways. The establishment of this team is based on the fact that there are many complex global challenges – social, economic, political, security – that remain unresolved despite lots of experts thinking about them and vast resources being allocated to them. The advent of connection technologies is helping to resolve some of these challenges, but these tools remain significantly under-utilized and are also increasing the complexity of challenges as hostile actors are leveraging their capabilities. Google Ideas is situated within the Business Operations & Strategy Group, a broader team that thinks strategically and globally about entire industries and helps Google define business and operational initiatives that contribute to the company’s growth.
The role: Google Ideas Associate, Business Operations and Strategy
As a Google Ideas Associate in Business Operations and Strategy, you will project manage and support a range of major initiatives by leveraging sound business judgment with your strong technical, problem-solving, communication and analytical skills. You will bring creative and highly technical project management skills and will be highly effective at bringing together non-traditional stakeholders and forging partnerships across sectors, disciplines, and experiences. The major initiatives you will support will be centered around particular global challenges related to democracy, governance and human rights. You will be expected to break through different silos of expertise, methodological approaches, and resources to ensure we take the most comprehensive and inclusive approach to how we think about and act on some of the world’s most complex challenges. You will be able to demonstrate effective leadership, entrepreneurial, and research skills in very different settings and geographic locations around the world. Professionally, you bring demonstrated experience in technology, project management, and startups.
Manage projects and act as a liaison between technical and non-technical teams, both internally and externally
Structure complex, ambiguous, and potentially charged business issues for Google’s executive team
Gather and analyze massive amounts of information expeditiously
Develop compelling, insightful recommendations and ideas and be able to convey them through high-caliber written products
Lead execution against recommendations and ideas quickly and with flawless accuracy
BA/BS degree (In lieu of degree, 4 years of relevant work experience).
4 years of post-graduate level experience in technology.
Advanced degree and/or technology-related degrees (e.g. Computer Science, Electrical Engineering). Extensive experience functioning in highly technical environments, technical project management experience a must (hands-on experience preferred).
Extensive experience functioning in highly technical environments, technical project management experience a must (hands-on experience preferred).
Successful track record of bringing together non-traditional stakeholders and building partnerships across sectors, disciplines and experiences, strong preference for candidates with vast international networks of technology professionals and startups.
Background in international relations a plus; travel experience and fieldwork (Asia preferred); language skills a plus.
Candidate must be able to exhibit a strong understanding of engineering to the coding level.
Must be adaptable, flexible, capable of working both independently and in teams, and demonstrate a strong ability to quickly build expertise in new areas and projects.
2011-09-19 16:12:49 UTC