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Operations Production Engineer (Loon), X

Google, Inc. - Mountain View, CA

Operations Production Engineer (Loon), X


Mountain View


Project Loon is a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, designed to connect people in rural and remote areas, help fill coverage gaps, and bring people back online after disasters. Project Loon is a part of X.

The Operations team is a team within Loon dedicated to coordinating, preparing, and launching Loon’s stratospheric balloons. As an Operations Production Engineer, you will be a primary link between our engineering teams and our field operations teams. You’ll be responsible for communicating, generating, and improving documentation on behalf of engineering to support the field operations team as well as giving constructive feedback to our engineering teams to improve the process. In addition, you will be responsible for periodically auditing vendor staffed facilities, ensuring that the assembly and testing of flight vehicles are being safely and properly executed. You should be a self starting individual who is able to drive complex/cross-functional projects forward in a rapidly evolving and exciting business.

X is a moonshot factory where uncomfortably ambitious, potentially world-changing new ideas such as self-driving cars, balloon-powered Internet and smart contact lenses are developed and taken out into the world. X projects have the potential to transform the lives of billions of people and make the world a radically better place. We’re a team of makers, entrepreneurs, engineers and scientists with deep technical expertise who love the challenge of the seemingly impossible. X was formerly known as Google[x].


Work cross functionally between several different teams (engineering, manufacturing, lab, field operations).

Provide appropriate training to field level staff for implementation of new technologies and procedures; monitor field operations team for safe and compliant work.

Manage and monitor metrics for key performance indicators.

Relay issues from the field operations team through appropriate channels, following up/close out action items, and lead efforts in ensuring prototype flight systems are successfully transitioned from a lab environment to field operations.

Define and ensure safety critical checks are implemented and completed during flight system preparations.


Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.

3 years of Program Management experience managing technical efforts and field operations.

Experience in development, implementation and operations of a variety of aerospace functions.

Ability to travel as required by role (up to 50% of the time, both domestically and internationally).

Preferred qualifications:

Professional Certification in Project Management.

Experience working with Contract Manufacturers/Vendors.

Ability to integrate as a member of a team composed of both technical and non-technical members while managing multiple projects with competing priorities.

Excellent oral/written communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills.

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21 days 12 hours ago

Google, Inc.


Operations Production Engineer (Loon), X Google, Inc. - Mountain View, CA, United States


Location: Mountain View, CA

Company Profile:
Google Inc., a technology company, builds products and provides services to organize the information. The company offers Google Search, which provides information online; Knowledge Graph that allows to search for things, people, or places, as well as builds systems that recognize speech and understand natural language; Google Now, which provides information to users when they need it; and Product Listing Ads that offer product image, price, and merchant information. It also provides AdWords, an auction-based advertising program; AdSense, which enables Websites that are part of the Google Network to deliver ads; Google Display, a display advertising network; DoubleClick Ad Exchange, a marketplace for the trading display ad space; and YouTube that offers video, interactive, and other ad formats. In addition, the company offers Android, an open source mobile software platform; hardware products, including Chromebook, Chrome, Chromecast, and Nexus devices; Google+ to share things online with people; Google Play, a cloud-based digital entertainment store for apps, music, books, and movies; Google Drive, a place for users to create, share, collaborate, and keep their stuff; and Google Wallet, a virtual wallet for in-store contactless payments. Further, it provides Google Apps, which include Gmail, Calendar, and Google Sites that are built for people to work anywhere, anytime, on any device without loss of security or control; Google Maps Application Programming Interface; and Google Earth Enterprise, a software solution for imagery and data visualization. Additionally, the company offers Google App Engine, a platform as a service offering; Google Cloud Storage; Google BigQuery for real time analytics; Google Cloud SQL for structured query language; and Google Compute Engine, an infrastructure as a service platform. It also offers mobile wireless devices, and related products and services. Google Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.