Engineering leader thinking of moving to Google TPM
First off, thank you to everyone that has answered my past pesky queries.
1. Currently a director of engineering leading a global engineering team.
YOE – 11 years, TC - ~ 210K USD.
2. I don’t have confidence in my current company, product, and don’t see any more growth where I am.
3. I recently tried a google management interview for SRE. Most of the rounds went well. Tried my best in system design and did solve the problem, but looks like I wasn’t upto what interviewer wanted, also I didn’t give a perfect solution for one coding interview.
1. I firmly believe a recession is coming within a year or two. In such recession times, its best to be at a company like google.
1. Project and people management, can do coding (not super hard problems), understand and can do moderately well on system design.
1. Since my current group is potentially going to die, try for technical program manager role at google. If it works, take it and prep for leadership roles at google in future.
1. Based on my background - Is it worth (setting myself up for success) taking up a technical program management role with Google?
2. Once I am a Technical program manager at google, would google give me a fair shot at future leadership roles? Or my moving away from leadership role would be taken negatively?
3. Once in google, for future interviews – are the interview rounds same as what an external candidate has to go thru? Or is it lateral move where you know the hiring manager and make a move?
4. In terms of salary, I have read that – Regardless of job duty and role, Salary is depending on levels (l4, l5 etc.). Based on my background, what Level for technical program management should I be requesting from the recruiters?
edit - i am not based ot of silicon valley , and in a medium cost east coast area.