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2020-03-03T10:19:06-05:00 X, The Moonshot Factory
Project Lead, X Early Stage Project

Project Leadership

Mountain View, CA

Who We Are

X is a team of inventors, entrepreneurs, engineers, and scientists working to make 10X progress against the world’s toughest problems. At X, we believe that breakthrough innovation happens when teams of people have the audacity to challenge incrementalism and aim for the seemingly impossible. Formerly known as Google [X], X is an innovation engine within Alphabet. 


We’re Looking For Someone Who...

We’re looking for an intrepid leader for an early stage project at X. The project is rooted in machine learning breakthroughs that have revolutionizing potential for energy use as we know it. While energy industry experience is a plus, it’s not required. At the end of the day, you’re an entrepreneur with the creativity and chops to turn a nascent project into a fully-fledged business. You’ve led and nurtured teams from prototype to product to company before. You’re well-versed in the technical, business, and essential human aspects of building something new. Above all, you’re able to lead the charge in a highly fluid, fast-moving environment where the challenges are large - but so are the opportunities. Your mission is to lead this early endeavor to its successful launch as an independent Alphabet company and beyond, following in the footsteps of Waymo, Verily and others.  


How You’d Make a 10X Impact

  • Captain a world-class team as it grows from R&D prototype to a large business a growing number of customers
  • Develop and lead project strategy and execution across technical development, commercialization, operations, manufacturing, partnerships, go-to-market plans, regulatory and public affairs, and more
  • Work closely and collaboratively with other X leads and cross-functional teams (finance, legal, compliance, etc.) to ensure successful growth of the project within the broader context of X and Alphabet, while maintaining bespoke, independent project needs 
  • Advocate project vision, strategy, status, and milestones to the team, key X stakeholders, Alphabet, and external partners


What you should have:

  • BA/BS or equivalent practical experience
  • 10 years experience leading complex, ambiguous, early-stage projects to scaled, successful enterprise software businesses


It’d be great if you also had these:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and passion for the energy sector, sustainability or related experience
  • Audacity to set high goals and persist through them; tenacity and a sense of urgency to make things happen quickly; ability to thrive in collaborative, fast-paced, and often chaotic environments
  • Demonstrated ability to influence at all levels of management, cross-functional teams, and external stakeholders to earn ongoing trust
  • Exceptional manager who inspires the team to excel, who creates a psychologically safe environment that values diverse perspectives, and who invests in individual growth
  • Seasoned communicator (oral, written, and presentation)
  • Flexibility, open-mindedness, collaborative approach, and a sense of humor through it all 


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