Google Program Manager, Cultural Institute in London, United Kingdom

Google's projects, like our users, span the globe and require managers to keep the big picture in focus. As a Program Manager, 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.

The Cultural Institute relies heavily on various internal and external sources of content. It also works with a very different group of partners, the Museums, which require a focused approach to relationship management. In this role, you will manage the different content operations that need to take place in order to launch the next phase of this project. You will also be responsible for inputting into the product design process, and will work to continuously drive the overall agenda for the Cultural Institute.

Opening date for applications: 18th October 2016

Closing date for applications: 15th November 2016

Competitive salary applies.


  • Manage the different content operations that need to take place in order to launch the next phase of this project.
  • Identify and execute the operations with the external vendor for the Gigapixel capture process of images with museums around the world.
  • Work with internal camera teams on identifying the scalable in-house solution for high resolution imagery capture.
  • Engage and manage the relationship with the Street View operations team. Ensure that museum's captures and imagery publishing initiatives are a success.
  • Manage the metadata collection from all museum partners. Ensuring consistent and accurate metadata information is provided for each museum, artwork and artist.

Minimum qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience in managing technical projects.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience managing communications and/or marketing in either the internet technology or cultural sectors.
  • Experience in applying project management tools.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, with the ability to drive decisions, lead meetings/strategy discussions, define priorities, and to decide the appropriate course of action and when to adjust it.
  • Demonstrated passion for creating products combining art and technology. Experience in developing and/or actively participating in museum-related communities.
  • Excellent problem-solving, critical thinking and analytical skills. Ability to multitask and get things done in a fast paced environment.
  • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate and lead.