Product Manager – Tokyo
Contact: Ray Tsuchiyama Email – rtsuchiyama (at) google.com
One of the many reasons Google consistently brings innovative, world-changing products to market is because of the collaborative work we do in Product Management. With eyes focused squarely on the future, our team works closely with creative and prolific engineers to help design and develop technologies that improve access to the world's information. We're responsible for guiding products throughout the execution cycle, focusing specifically on analyzing, positioning, packaging, promoting and tailoring our solutions to all the markets where Google does business.
You will join Google's product management team as a talented, ambitious, self-directed technologist and will guide our products from conception to launch. You are eager to improve information access for millions of people and have a proven track record of excellence. As a Google product manager, your responsibilities will include gathering requirements, helping to define a product vision and strategy, and working with world-class engineers to execute that strategy.
1. Initiate new products and product enhancements to meet existing or anticipated market needs
2. Engage closely with the engineering team to help determine the best technical implementation methods as well as a reasonable execution schedule, prioritize projects and track development
3. Work with a cross-functional internal team (e.g. sales, client services, marketing, legal, etc) to ensure smooth and successful launches
4. Establish short and long term product goals and strategies
1. BS degree preferred with strong academic record (MS or PhD in Computer Science or related field a plus)
2. Demonstrated experience in shipping products (concept to launch).
3. Good understanding of user needs in Japan and an innovative history of addressing them.
4. Market knowledge of Internet-related industries.
5. Excellent organizational skills including the ability to build effective working relationships with colleagues and partners.
6. Fluent English communication skills is a must. (Japanese is desirable but not essential)