Senior Staff Technical Program Manager - Data Platform

  • Full-time

Company Description

Twitter is what’s happening and what people are talking about right now. For us, life's not about a job, it's about purpose. We believe real change starts with conversation. Here, your voice matters. Come as you are and together we'll do what's right (not what's easy) to serve the public conversation.

Job Description

The TPM team at Twitter leads cross-functional delivery of strategic technical initiatives across the company. TPM at Twitter is a centralized team, staffing a diverse bench of industry leaders working across all orgs in the company. 


The Twitter Data Platform organization provides solutions and tooling to Twitter data practitioners for data generation, consumption, and management to easily integrate data into customer experiences and extract meaningful insights that inform Twitter’s strategy. We build and operate technologies for data storage, management, and processing at scale. We own the full data processing and operations stack including compute, data management, and offline storage infrastructure, abstraction libraries and services, core metrics and application services. 


As Data Platform TPM in this role, you will drive execution and delivery of Twitter's Data Platform strategy and lead the highest priority initiatives that enable customers to access, manage, process, engineer, and explore data with first class technologies and support. 


Who You Are


  • Experienced cross-functional leader with a solid track record partnering with data teams to define strategy and requirements

  • Proficient collaborating with engineering teams to design, scope, and deliver high scale services within distributed systems

  • Consistently trusted leader, able to drive large teams and executives through complex, multi-faceted data-driven decisions

  • As a generalist and outcomes owner, you have the ability to fill any gap needed to deliver, including writing functional specs, project / release plans, risk mitigation strategies, and technical proposals

  • Thrive amid ambiguity, able to influence peers / managers toward shared vision and forward progress

  • Tireless multitasker, with capacity to own and execute multiple large programs simultaneously

  • A role model, coach, and mentor to others, with an eye on team productivity and helping others succeed


What You'll Do 


  • Lead technical delivery of company-wide initiatives in support of Twitter’s Data Platform strategy

  • Partner with all program stakeholders and lead execution from strategic objective to delivery

  • Identify gaps / areas of risk, and build solutions / mitigation plans to increase the robustness of the platform

  • Partner with Engineering Managers, Product Managers, Researchers, Scientists, Tech Leads, and Strategy & Operations to ensure teams meet their schedule targets by implementing industry best practices in program and project management and roadmap delivery, creating novel solutions where appropriate 

  • Partner with leadership and technical leads to deliver solutions that meet engineering and business requirements 





  • Bachelor's degree or higher in computer science / engineering, or equivalent work experience

  • 10+ years as a TPM or in related discipline: engineering leader or product manager (technical domain)

  • Experience working with several different development methodologies and productivity tools

  • Consistent track record of shipping products at scale, with broad customer impact

  • Experience building or managing work on highly-available, scalable software products and services

  • Proven ability to identify and resolve systemic issues in both software and people systems

  • Interest and capacity to mentor TPMs and champion growth

  • Passionate interest in Twitter’s products and mission, and about the role data tools and infrastructure could play towards advancing them

  • Prior experience driving execution of data related projects preferred 

Additional Information

We are committed to an inclusive and diverse Twitter. Twitter is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status. San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest

Notice (Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act)

The expected salary range for this role to be performed in Colorado is USD$191,000.00 - USD$267,000.00. Starting pay for the successful applicant will depend on a variety of job-related factors, which may include education, training, experience, location, business needs, or market demands. This range may be modified in the future.

This job is also eligible for participation in Twitter’s Performance Bonus Plan and Equity Incentive Plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies.

Twitter offers a wide range of benefits to U.S.-based employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k) program with employer match, generous time off for vacation, sick time, and parental leave. Twitter's benefits prioritize employee wellness and progressive support to our diverse workforce.

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