Technical Program Manager, Ethos Platform Engineering

Job Requisition ID 71771

The Ethos Team is looking for an energetic and creative Technical Program Manager who enjoys working directly with engineering teams. The Ethos platform supports Containerization, Clusterization, CI/CD, self-service provisioning, tooling, and security controls "as-a-service" for hundreds of development teams at Adobe.

Does this sound like you?


  • You have at least a basic understanding of how web services and supporting platforms work (IAAS/SAAS/PAAS):

  • 5+ years total industry (SAAS, PAAS, IAAS) experience​

  • 2+ years of recent experience as a hands-on PgM/TPgM actively managing multiple projects in an Agile development environment​

  • 2+ years other experience working in SAAS/PAAS/SAAS environment - technical customer support, technical writer, quality or automation engineer, software engineer, release engineer, release manager​

  • You have been through several iterations of product/platform development from concept through supporting live installation.

  • As a Technical Program Manager, you enjoy working directly with engineering teams:

  • You have the experience and basic technical background to follow conversations focused on identifying requirements and issues

  • You have retained the lessons learned and gotcha's from previous projects you have been on (in any role) and apply that knowledge to current projects.

  • You thrive on being in the thick of it, providing structure and air cover for the engineering teams so they can focus on product development work.

  • You do more than play word association with technical details - you understand that effective Program Managers need to have a basic understanding of the technology they are working with; your background and love of learning makes it easy for you to get up to speed and stay current with new developments.

  • You are comfortable engaging and working with cross-functional, geographically distributed teams.

  • You feel a deep personal responsibility for getting the programs and projects you own out the door.

  • You find yourself stepping up to unblock issues when everyone else is hanging back, you feel compelled to chase all loose ends.

  • Getting great software built is more important to you than defining the best process.

If so, we have an amazing opportunity where you can exercise and grow your Program Management skills and technical knowledge as an individual contributor.



What you'll do:

  • Manage and drive Ethos Observability and Developer Experience initiatives, including defining key milestones, creating schedules, own the definition and communication of all dates.

  • Work with Ethos Product Management, Engineering Managers, Engineering Leads and clients to define, plan, and drive the execution of initiatives and other work for Observability/Developer Experience

  • Partner with the Ethos Lead Security Engineer to manage the Ethos Security and Compliance Backlog, including tracking and coordinating quarterly and annual security events, represent Security and Compliance needs in Ethos Roadmap planning to ensure that Security and Compliance requirements are incorporated into all initiatives and component areas.

  • Work with Ethos Theme Program Manager to maintain Ethos presence is company-wide tracking systems and assist with the managing and coordination of the Ethos internal issues tracking system and associated processes.

What you'll get:

  • Report to a Manager of Program Management who is passionate about helping people grow and thrive in their role, who values individuality and strives to align projects and areas of ownership with individual interests and goals.

  • An opportunity to work with a team of exceptionally talented and dedicated engineers who value Program Management and consider Program Managers to be an integral part of the Engineering team.

  • Experience working with cutting edge technologies and be a part of building the complex operational platform that supports all of Adobe key businesses.

  • The opportunity to try on different 'hats' - client engagement, product management, operational planning, release management, documentation, testing.

  • An opportunity to build an expanded network across many different parts of Adobe. 

Things that would help you succeed:

  • You're a master at follow through - if you say you'll do something you do it.

  • You are interested in technology and software/platform development - you have a basic understanding of the ins/outs of building backend (preferably cloud based) applications/platforms and want to learn more.

  • You're curious by nature, a self-directed and passionate learner. You understand that technology is always changing, and that Program Managers need to have a strategy to keep up with current developments.

  • You are meticulous and detailed oriented while driving towards larger strategic goals.


At Adobe, you will be immersed in an exceptional work environment that is recognized throughout the world on Best Companies lists. You will also be surrounded by colleagues who are committed to helping each other grow through our unique Check-In approach where ongoing feedback flows freely.

If you're looking to make an impact, Adobe's the place for you. Discover what our employees are saying about their career experiences on the Adobe Life blog and explore the meaningful benefits we offer.

Adobe is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.


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