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Senior Technical Program Manager - Developer Productivity

Engineering

Remote, Washington

Job ID: R00909

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Description

Confluent is pioneering a fundamentally new category of data infrastructure focused on data in motion. Have you ever found a new favorite series on Netflix, picked up groceries curbside at Walmart, or paid for something using Square? That’s the power of data in motion in action—giving organizations instant access to the massive amounts of data that is constantly flowing throughout their business. At Confluent, we’re building the foundational platform for this new paradigm of data infrastructure. Our cloud-native offering is designed to be the intelligent connective tissue enabling real-time data, from multiple sources, to constantly stream across the organization. With Confluent, organizations can create a central nervous system to innovate and win in a digital-first world.  

   

We’re looking for self-motivated team members who crave a challenge and feel energized to roll up their sleeves and help realize Confluent’s enormous potential. Chart your own path and take healthy risks as we solve big problems together. We value having diverse teams and want you to grow as we grow—whether you’re just starting out in your career or managing a large team, you’ll be amazed at the magnitude of your impact.  

   

About the Role:  

The Infrastructure and Developer Productivity organization at Confluent is seeking a multi-faceted TPM to drive DevProd engineering, best practices, and developer platform paved-path initiatives while collaborating with technical stakeholders across the engineering organization.   

The role requires help building and executing a strong developer platform vision and roadmap as well as socializing adoption for developer platform tooling initiatives. This role focuses on delivering and measuring value to internal engineering teams. You should be comfortable and experienced in driving and delivering highly complex projects on time, especially infrastructure or developer-related platform projects. These projects typically span multiple quarters across multiple teams, functions, and geographies.   

   

What You Will Do:  

  • Drive planning, resourcing, and roadmap decisions, championing the developers’ perspective based on data.
  • Build dashboards and reports to track metrics and KPIs for measuring QoQ and YoY dev prod improvements and progress over time.
  • Wear the product manager’s hat to evangelize and socialize developer platform adoption.
  • Work with stakeholders to drive cross-cutting and/or critical initiatives for the company.
  • Engage our internal engineering teams as customers, to gather development lifecycle points of friction and help bridge the continuous feedback loop.
  • Work with developer productivity ambassadors in the organization to drive initiatives.
  • Lead execution with best practices TPM rigor to ensure that we are able to deliver projects on time with less organizational friction.
  • Proactively identify, communicate, and resolve roadblocks/challenges affecting projects.
  • Train and help other leaders to become better in program management.
  • Make technical decisions and tradeoffs to mitigate risks.
  • Explain technical architecture, technical choices, decisions, and tradeoffs to both engineering and other functions.
  • Work with Engineering, Product, and Security leadership to streamline and drive our projects on a predictable schedule.
  • Run cross-functional meetings, drive decision-making, and provide regular stakeholder reporting and visibility.
  

   

What You Will Bring:  

  • Prior TPM experience (3-5 years) of driving complex projects that are multiphase, multi-quarter, spanning many eng teams/orgs projects in developer experience or infrastructure or platform engineering across the organizations.
  • Experience in building reports and dashboards for tracking metrics and KPIs in one or more tools (JIRA, Tableau, Data Studio, BigQuery, etc.).
  • Prior experience working closely with developers from ideation to production phases in mature, fast-paced startup environments with a solid understanding of developer pain points.
  • Domain knowledge of developer tools, build, testing frameworks, CI/CD automation, release pipelines and deployment automation.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills to work with both engineering leadership and other non-technical stakeholders.
  • Experience managing end-to-end lifecycle of technical projects.
  • Strong technical background is desirable, with experience in actual design and development of software projects.

   

Come As You Are  

   

At Confluent, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. The more diverse we are, the richer our community and the broader our impact. Employment decisions are made on the basis of job-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.  

   

   

At Confluent, we are committed to providing competitive pay and benefits that are in line with industry standards. We analyze and carefully consider several factors when determining compensation, including work history, education, professional experience, and location.  This position has an annual estimated salary of $152,200 - $178,830, a competitive equity package and is also eligible for additional commission and/or bonus pay. The actual pay may vary depending on your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location. In addition, Confluent offers a wide range of employee benefits. To learn more about our benefits click HERE.  

   

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