Sr. Technical Program Manager - Uber Maps at Uber

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About the Role
The Uber Technical Program Management (TPM) team plays a critical role in executing high-impact org-wide initiatives and continuously improving processes to increase the effectiveness of our product and engineering organizations. The role demands great technical depth, principled thinking, a high bar for quality, ambitious innovation. TPM's work alongside a star team from Engineering, Product, Data Science, Business Development, etc in a fast-paced, rapidly growing, hybrid technology/operations environment to build/deliver contextual experiences in the Maps space. Uber TPM's are comfortable in uncharted territory as we build innovative technologies that can handle the scale. We need your skills and enthusiasm to make it happen.
About the Role
The Uber Technical Program Management (TPM) team plays a critical role in executing high-impact org-wide initiatives and continuously improving processes to increase the effectiveness of our product and engineering organizations. The role demands great technical depth, principled thinking, a high bar for quality, ambitious innovation. TPM's work alongside a star team from Engineering, Product, Data Science, Business Development, etc in a fast-paced, rapidly growing, hybrid technology/operations environment to build/deliver contextual experiences in the Maps space. They should be comfortable in uncharted territory as we build innovative technologies that can handle the scale. We need your skills and enthusiasm to make it happen.
A TPM in this role will structure and drive large complex cross-team technical initiatives in the Maps team: platform roadmaps, reliability & scalability areas, etc. to name a few. As TPM, you will be responsible for the problem space and more specifically:
• Work closely with engineering/product leads to conceptualize solutions• Organize/align multiple engineering teams for delivery and drive execution setting goals and business deliverables.• Actively seek ways to standardize and ensure efficient execution• Set accountability by tracking progress, resolving dependencies, identifying issues, evaluating risks, and communicating status to upper management and project partners• Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to influence and motivate people across a broad variety of job functions through your relationships
Basic qualifications:
Proven experience of 5+ years as a TPM or Engineering Manager in a software, SaaS, or systems development environment.• Strong technical experience in large distributed systems, ability to conceptualize and manage delivery in a microservice environment• Solid technical aptitude and an ability to understand technical designs, challenges, and risks. Engineers enjoy working closely with you.
Preferred qualifications:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and emotional intelligence.• Strong organizational skills to prioritize many tasks without losing sight of the highest priority items.• Analytical and truth-seeking. Understand sophisticated concepts and make reasoned decisions objectively.• Experienced in project management. Familiar with both Agile and Waterfall methodologies and able to apply them were best suited.• Excellent in identifying process gaps, measuring progress, and balancing engineering and product efficiency with process overhead.• Be good at facilitating discussions. You get the right people in the room, let conversations run their course while they are productive, move them toward consensus when possible, and make hard decisions or call out, as required.
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The TPM team plays a critical role executing high-impact company-wide initiatives and continuously improving processes to increase the effectiveness of our product and engineering organizations.
Uber TPM's move fluidly from the big picture to details so that the team can deliver complex and strategic multi-functional projects, often with tight deadlines. TPM's are the bridge and act as a connector for the company. Our TPM's are intuitive, focused, driven, organized, insightful and productive. They break through communication issues and effectively develop relationships with partners at all levels of the organization. Uber TPM's build trust across the organization. You are not afraid to be direct, and you strive to act with compassion and integrity.
At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 10,000 cities around the world.
We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let's move the world forward, together.
Uber is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.
At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 10,000 cities around the world.
We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let's move the world forward, together.
Uber is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.
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