Director of Program Management

Checkr’s mission is to build a fairer future by improving the understanding of the past. Since graduating Y-Combinator in 2014, Checkr’s product has shifted the on-demand economy and has continued to scale into serving enterprise companies across various industries. As a company that provides modern and compliant background checks for global enterprises and startups, Checkr knows first hand how difficult it may be for individuals with prior criminal history to find employment and we want to help provide fair chances for the formerly convicted. A career with Checkr provides the opportunity to make an impact on the professional lives of millions of people and we encourage all qualified individuals to apply for our roles.

Checkr is looking for an experienced Director or Program Management to lead the execution across our most important strategic priorities across Product and Engineering. In this role, you’ll also drive the product lifecycle, manage a team of program managers and technical writers. This role is very cross-functional across Product, Engineering, Marketing, Customer Success Ops, Technical Documentation, CS, Finance, Legal and the executive team. This role will help drive key strategic initiatives, manage upwards and work closely with cross-functional leadership to make those initiates successful. This work directly impacts our mission in creating a fairer future – come to help us change the world!

What a typical week may look like at Checkr 

  • Communicating and influencing executives on product planning, execution, and delivery
  • Strategic partnership and collaborating with department heads
  • Developing, iterating and maintaining the product and development lifecycle
  • Owning the annual and quarterly planning processes for the Product and Engineering organization
  • Managing dependencies both within the department and across the company
  • Building the charter and plan for the technical program management organization
  • Technical skills to understand influence trade-off discussions
  • Managing the execution and communication for strategic projects 
  • Iterating and optimizing our Product and Engineering operating system
  • Hiring and managing a team of program managers to support these efforts

What we value in a Director of Technical Program Management

  • 10+ years in a program management role 
  • 5+ years managing a team of program managers
  • Exceptional project management, organization, verbal and written communication skills 
  • Experience with large complex projects on web-scale and a track record of impact
  • Deep technical understanding of software platforms at scale
  • Strong grasp of lean and agile methodologies
  • A mix of both startup and enterprise software development experience

Brownie Points 

  • 5-7 years of management experience
  • Experience working with customer-facing teams to prioritize product and development efforts
  • Worked at a fast-growing startup
  • B.S. degree in Computer Science or Engineering or experience in a related field

What you get:

  • A fast-paced and collaborative environment where we leverage the latest technology
  • Hands-on coaching and professional development
  • Competitive compensation and opportunity for advancement
  • 100% medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Unlimited PTO policy
  • Gym membership, transportation reimbursements
  • Catered lunch, dinner, and snacks

Equal Employment Opportunities at Checkr

Checkr is committed to hiring talented and qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds for all of its tech, non-tech, and leadership roles. Checkr believes that the gathering and celebration of unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures enriches the workplace.   

Checkr also welcomes the opportunity to consider qualified applicants with prior arrest or conviction records. Checkr’s commitment to diversity extends to hiring talented individuals in spite of a prior criminal history in accordance with local, state, and/or federal laws, including the San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance.



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