Staff Technical Program Manager, AWS Cost Management

    • San Francisco, CA

Airbnb’s mission is to create a world where people can Belong Anywhere. As we grow to achieve that mission, we’re looking to add a technical, hands-on, and mission-driven Technical Program Manager (TPM) to the team. This person will partner with our global engineering teams and finance to provide a holistic view of our cloud financials, manage financial risk, and develop and maintain scalable processes to forecast consumption demand.  

If you strive to improve efficiency, have a cost conscious mindset, a strong analytical approach to problems, and love the challenge of building new organizational capabilities, this is the role for you. 

Expected Outcomes

  • Achieve cost savings targets on our cloud infrastructure by identifying inefficiencies and dependencies, aligning teams to execute on high ROI opportunities, then managing them across the finish line 
  • Partner with engineering teams to build and strengthen capabilities that enable teams to understand utilization of system resources and running weekly reviews to identify hot spots and mitigate them
  • Develop strong partnerships with both business and internal finance teams by providing  cost related insights, metrics, and KPIs in collaboration with data scientists 
  • Maintain urgency by ensuring there is strong collaboration within multiple parts of the organization who may have competing priorities.
  • Establish and manage internal cost metrics 
  • Establish regular budget and forecasting process for cloud resource consumption

Preferred Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree, 12 years technical project management experience or relevant experience
  • Hands on experience managing AWS Cloud Costs highly desired (understanding cost explorer, cost and usage reports, reserved instances)
  • Demonstrated ability to work through ambiguity to detailed solutions. You can take a vague problem, crisply frame the challenge, identify a path forward, and drive an initiative over the finish-line.
  • Self-motivated, proactive and proven ability to adapt well and work with teams having different operating cadences.
  • Sound business judgment, a proven ability to influence others, strong analytical skills, and a track record of taking ownership, leading data driven analyses, and influencing results
  • Experience developing processes where little exists, and demonstrated flexibility to get things done.
  • Detail-oriented and able to understand the bigger picture by using your technical expertise and problem solving abilities to prioritize and manage blocking issues.
  • Experience working in a highly cross-functional environment where communication with multiple groups is imperative.
  • Ability to ramp up quickly and learn new technologies with minimal lag time.
  • Excellent written and oral business communication and people skills, with the ability to influence stakeholders.


  • Stock
  • Competitive salaries
  • Quarterly employee travel coupon
  • Paid time off
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • Fitness Discounts
  • 401K with matching
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Apple equipment
  • Commuter Subsidies
  • Community Involvement (4 hours per month to give back to the community)
  • Company sponsored tech talks and happy hours
  • Much more...

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