Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager, Cloud Security

19 Aug, 2019


Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager, Cloud Security

Mountain View, CA

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 7 years of experience working on technology policy issues within think tanks, public interest groups, or relevant industry associations.
  • Experience in cybersecurity policy.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Internet technologies and the policy environments that surround them.
  • Ability to lead and evaluate issues independently in a fast-paced and international environment.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team, demonstrating good judgment and a sense of humor in a rapidly changing and sometimes stressful environment.
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple teams simultaneously.
  • Excellent social, political, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and leadership and communication skills.

About the job

As a member of Google’s Government Affairs and Public Policy team, you’ll be part of a diverse global government affairs team, working across regions, product areas, and functions. You’ll combine creativity and intellectual rigor with the organizational skills to manage various campaigns, projects and initiatives. In this role, you’ll advocate for Google to bring external perspectives back into the company to inform our perception and direction. You’re passionate about the opportunity to shape the future of how we use and build technology for everyone.

In this role, you will work on Google Cloud’s public policy efforts relating to cybersecurity and other related security issues. You will coordinate with the global Policy team, the Google Cloud Business and Product organizations, and key cross-functional partners in Marketing, Legal, and PR to execute our policy strategy, develop our external narrative around key policy challenges, and advise product teams through the public policy lens. You’ll also develop, organize, manage, and communicate critical plans, initiatives, and strategy, while tracking various regulatory proposals and analyzing their potential impact on Google Cloud’s business.

Google takes its responsibilities seriously, including engaging with government and other stakeholders on important public policy challenges. The Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) team leads the company’s engagement with executive branch officials, legislators, regulators and third-parties in the formation of public policy. Working closely with Google leaders, GAPP seeks to identify key policy issues, listen carefully to others’ views and opinions, and distill and share the company’s perspective on those issues with external stakeholders. While we focus on challenges affecting the internet, our issue areas are increasingly broad and encompass many areas where public policy, business, and technology intersect.


  • Work collaboratively with Google Cloud security stakeholders to enhance internal and external public policy stakeholders’ understanding of Google Cloud’s approach to security.
  • Work collaboratively with Google Cloud’s security stakeholders, Google’s Government Affairs, and Public Policy team, and beyond to develop public policy positions relating to cloud security.
  • Engage with Google Cloud and Government Affairs stakeholders to identify areas of focus and provide related public policy positions, insights, and written materials.
  • Provide subject matter expertise, guidance, collateral, and other support to our global Government Affairs and Public Policy team in the area of Google Cloud security, including providing support in technical engagements with government officials and other policy stakeholders interested in engaging in cloud security matters.
  • Monitor, research, and communicate effectively current and emerging and developing security issues that impact Google Cloud.

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Job posted: 2019-08-19