Program Manager, Research (London)

London, United Kingdom

As a Program Manager, you'll help to solve problems and define solutions. You'll do this by switching on your listening skills to anticipate other people's needs and resolve operational issues before they arise. To support our growth, you'll adapt to the needs of the organisation and continually look for ways to optimise research and the program management function itself.

The Program Manager role has two core strands - enabling people and program delivery. It's important you are not shy of rolling your sleeves up and getting stuck in - whatever the task - big or small. We do what needs to be done.

People

  • Co-manage teams with the Leads to allow them to focus on research
  • Manage performance and provide opportunities for people to grow
  • Facilitate conversations and challenge the status quo
  • Partner with Leads to manage headcount and hiring priorities
  • Facilitate opportunities for collaboration and create relevant connections
  • Support with recruitment for the team including assessing suitability

Delivery

  • Responsible for end-to-end lifecycle of project deliverables
  • Provide feedback, ensuring the correct reuse of code/tools/platforms
  • Fully understand the goals of the team and enable execution on top priority deliverables
  • Maintain up-to-date research program data, track issues and provide stakeholders with timely reports
  • Identify, define and lead projects to address issues and maximise opportunities
  • Provide proactive support to the Lead Program Manager and put forward ideas for continuous improvement

About you

  • Established knowledge and expertise of project and programme management 
  • Experience proactively coordinating individuals and teams for maximum productivity
  • Initiative to solve problems with solutions that are repeatable, scalable and sustainable
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and able to act with confidence in a high performance culture
  • You have an instinctive ability for managing highly intelligent people
  • Super-organised with the ability to juggle multiple priorities and switch context very quickly
  • Experience working in fast paced, constantly changing and dynamic environment
  • Flexible, adaptable and highly responsive to the needs of the project, team and wider group
  • You seize opportunities to acquire new knowledge 

Competitive salary applies

Opening date: 25th October, 2018

Closing date: 22nd November, 2018

DeepMind welcomes applications from all sections of society.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law.  If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation, please do not hesitate to let us know.  

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