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Senior Technical Program Manager, Core Development Engineering- Slack

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**Job Details**

**Senior Technical Program Manager - Core Development Engineering**

At Slack, we are making work simpler, more pleasant, and more productive. Millions of users rely on us every single day to get their work done, and we take this responsibility seriously. We are seeking a Technical Program Manager for Slack’s Core Development Engineering pillar. This pillar supports development across the entire organization to ensure delivery of a highly performant and fast app to our users.

In this role, you will partner with Product, Design and Engineering to structure and drive cross-functional programs that accelerate and improve performance, release cadence, and developer velocity at scale.

As a TPM, you will drive larger scoped efforts aligned with engineering and company strategy with a bias toward action, an attitude of urgency, proactivity, and initiative that results in tangible impact. You thrive when given the chance to create or optimize systems and have a customer-centric mindset.

This role will have an unparalleled opportunity to influence the velocity and trajectory of development within Slack Engineering.


+ Work closely with your Product Management and Engineering counterparts to develop a strategy, roadmaps, and quarterly OKR goals for mobile, desktop and other platforms

+ Establish metrics to measure the health of the program

+ Build and maintain timelines, project plans, and communication artifacts to ensure everyone is operating from the most recent and accurate information

+ Influence product and cross-functional teams to identify opportunities to drive impact

+ Perform risk management and scope management on projects, and identify blockers

+ Provide timely updates to stakeholders as changes occur with projects within the programs they support

+ Identify decisions required to move a project forward, determine the decision makers, and ensure decisions are made to drive projects forward

+ Locate and define new operational excellence improvement opportunities

+ Lead and facilitate highly valuable cross functional executive review meetings

+ Drive software development processes to enable teams, from sprint planning to retrospectives, with an eye towards optimization and team unity

+ Bring clarity to areas of deeper complexity

+ Break down strategic objectives into tangible programs that teams can successfully execute against


+ At least 6 years leading planning, resource management, project lifecycles, and workflows in a dynamic product or engineering organization

+ A deep understanding of the developer productivity, tools and systems that enable software to be developed and shipped

+ Expert-level knowledge of release methodologies

+ Experience with enterprise software SDLC and Agile/Lean delivery methodologies

+ Strong verbal and written communication skills, with sufficient level of technical capability to effectively communicate with engineers and identify technical risks

+ Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and experience managing activities across multiple teams

+ Demonstrated track record of delivering complex projects and programs with cross-functional teams

+ Self-motivated and the ability to motivate others

+ JIRA user experience

+ Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or two years of equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience

**Bonus Points**

+ Proficient in Git, Github, SQL, data analytics, Grafana, and real time monitoring software


Slack is where work happens. It connects you with the people and apps you work with every day, no matter where you are or what you do. We believe everyone deserves to work in a welcoming, respectful, and empathetic culture. We live by our values and hire accordingly.

Launched in February 2014, Slack is the fastest growing business application ever and is used by thousands of teams and millions of users every day. Slack's investors include many of the best-recognized firms in the world, including Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Social+Capital, KPCB, Google Ventures, Horizons Ventures, IVP, Spark Growth, DST, and Index Ventures. We currently have eight offices worldwide, in San Francisco, Vancouver, Dublin, Melbourne, New York, London, Tokyo, and Toronto.

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to Slack's values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a fun place to work. Come do the best work of your life here at Slack.

_For Colorado-based roles: Minimum annual salary of $126,100. You may also be entitled to receive bonus, restricted stock units, and benefits._


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