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Senior Technical Program Manager - Builder Platform

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About the Role

The Builder Platform team empowers developers at Twitch to create wonderful products used by our creators and viewers. Builder Platform provides the source code repository and build systems, solutions to complicated infrastructure and access, and highly available global delivery systems.

As a Technical Program Manager working with the BP team, you are responsible for the overall organization as a program in partnership with the engineering managers, product managers and director. This includes taking the lead on managing the relationship between teams and stakeholders, interfacing with larger Twitch programs such as central tech initiatives, partnering with engineering managers to assist in organizing individual projects and serving as a point of contact with the larger Twitch TPM community.

You Will:

  • Own and drive the process to plan, execute, and communicate project progress for build, infrastructure, and delivery tools and systems
  • Partner with the team's Engineering Manager and Product Manager to help plan, prioritize, and deliver new products, features, critical maintenance, or deprecate systems that are no longer needed. These efforts will require you to work with multiple teams across platform and product organizations
  • Facilitate Sprint activities as needed, helping teams remove blockers, handle dependencies, and resolve prioritization conflicts
  • Provide technical transparency through clear and concise summaries for the programs you own to multiple audiences, including senior leadership
  • Assess risks, anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, balance business needs versus technical constraints and encourage risk-taking behavior to maximize business benefit
  • Collaborate with teams from across the company on Twitch-wide programs such as Central Tech Initiatives

You Have:

  • You have 5+ years of technical program management, program management, or equivalent expertise
  • Managed complex projects or programs at scale with multiple teams in support of business goals
  • Proven abilities in project management, attention to details, and exceptional organizational skills
  • Effective communication (written and verbal) with technical and non-technical stakeholders across various business units
  • Curiosity to dig several layers deep into technical solutions with an eye toward continuous improvement

Bonus Points

  • Experience with JIRA/Confluence.
  • Background in authentication and authorization systems, especially oAuth.
  • Understanding of gaming, streaming, and online entertainment

Perks

  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Disability Insurance
  • 401(k), Maternity & Parental Leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Amazon Employee Discount
  • Monthly Contribution & Discounts for Wellness Related Activities & Programs (e.g., gym memberships, off-site massages, etc.),
  • Lunch Served Daily
  • Free Snacks & Beverages

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Twitch. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, or other legally protected status

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