Program Management: Internship Opportunities, Kenya, Start date: Summer 2022
Start Date: Summer 2022
Duration: 3 months
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Program Managers (PMs) are the in-house advocates for millions of people worldwide who predict and research how software is used and work closely with Software Engineers (SWEs) to ensure our products exceed people’s expectations.
Program Managers are typically responsible for specific features in our technology solutions for the full product cycle. You work on the initial feature planning and design, manage the specifications of their development, and monitor their on-going operation to better understand customer experiences. You work collaboratively with teammates to ensure our products exceed customer expectations. You communicate throughout the process to understand progress towards delivery, technical challenges, and to provide clarity on customer needs using a data driven approach. You will be expected to demonstrate an ability to learn and adopt relevant new technologies, tools, methods and processes to leverage in your solutions. As a Program Manager, you are dedicated to building software to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more.
Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s in Computer Science, engineering, or related field.
Ability to demonstrate understanding of computer science fundamentals that affect code implementation and customer experience.
Some experience building software or technology for customers beyond the classroom environment is preferred.
Demonstrated ability in feature definition, design and feasibility.
Familiarity with managing complex project schedules and nurturing cross-group collaboration.
Demonstrated ability in estimating development time and relevant challenges to delivery.
Strong written and verbal communication skills and a desire to create an open and collaborative team culture.
Demonstrated skills in negotiation and conflict management.
For these roles we are only able to consider individuals studying at universities in Kenya.
We are focusing on individuals planning to conclude studying (having final graduation) in 2023.
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