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Sr. Technical Program Manager - Product Operations

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Remote, California

Job ID: R01198

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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? Thats the power of data in motion in actiongiving organizations instant access to the massive amounts of data that is constantly flowing throughout their business. At Confluent, were 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.

Were looking for self-motivated team members who crave a challenge and feel energized to roll up their sleeves and help realize Confluents 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 growwhether youre just starting out in your career or managing a large team, youll be amazed at the magnitude of your impact.

About the Role:

As a Product Operations TPM, you will play an important role in managing the intersection between product, engineering, field and go-to-market teams and ensuring that our teams can scale. Your primary focus will be on operating programs, identifying opportunities for iteration, and driving cross-functional initiatives intended to improve internal processes and operations. If you are passionate about driving operational excellence and thrive in a dynamic, high-velocity environment, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity to shape the future at Confluent.

What You Will Do:

  • You are smart, humble, and empathetic.
  • You have a strong sense of teamwork and put the team's and company's interests first.
  • You are driven and excited about the challenges of a fast-paced, innovative software environment with a mindset of getting stuff done!

What You Will Bring:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders in Product, Engineering and other crossfunctional teams to drive initiatives and projects around improving teams operating models, regularly communicating progress and status to key stakeholders.
  • Serve as custodian over various programs, ensuring broad awareness & process adherence, and building dashboards and reports around program health.
  • Lead and facilitate productive, crossfunctional meetings and drive decision-making with clear outcomes.
  • Proactively identify opportunities for optimizations and resolve roadblocks/challenges.
  • Write and maintain clear and concise internal documentation related to internal operations and processes, building flowcharts and diagrams as needed.
  • Working with product management as needed to assist with non-core product management related tasks, such as communications coordination or collecting and synthesizing customer insights.

What Gives You an Edge:

  • Prior TPM experience, a minimum of 3 years, in driving the end-to-end lifecycle of complex projects
  • Strong experience building internal processes/programs and managing operations across teams in accordance with change management best practices
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills to work with Product, Engineering and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strong experience building consensus and alignment among crossfunctional stakeholders on contentious issues.
  • Experience in highly agile environments applying JIRA, SQL and dashboarding skills
  • Background in product management and/or software engineering is highly desirable.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent practical experience.

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 $RANGE - $RANGE, an annual bonus, and a competitive equity package. 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 clickHERE.

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