Technical Program Manager

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 an experienced, highly technical, hands-on, and mission-driven Technical Program Manager (TPM) to lead engineering initiatives in our Homes organization and help shape the future growth of the TPM team within Homes.

A TPM on the team will have a strong sense of ownership, and aid with identifying and resolving dependencies, tracking progress across different teams, and ensuring the work progresses, while clearly communicating progress and risks to project stakeholders.


Responsibilities

  • Collaborate across team and functional boundaries to deliver outcomes for key engineering led initiatives
  • Increase team productivity by removing obstacles and keeping processes lean.
  • Maintain urgency by ensuring there is strong collaboration within multiple parts of the organization who may have completing priorities.
  • Partner with Engineering leadership, help identify opportunities for growing the TPM function within the homes business
  • Regularly assess risks and opportunities; understand best practices, drive for process improvements, and find new ways of operating, with a focus on simplification and productivity.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven track record of managing large-scale, complex technical initiatives like service-oriented architecture, database migrations and frontend web performance.
  • 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.
  • Experience developing process 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.
  • BA/BS degree, minimum 12 years technical project or program management experience.

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