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Director, Technical Program Management

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About Pinterest:

Millions of people across the world come to Pinterest to find new ideas every day. It’s where they get inspiration, dream about new possibilities and plan for what matters most. Our mission is to help those people find their inspiration and create a life they love. In your role, you’ll be challenged to take on work that upholds this mission and pushes Pinterest forward. You’ll grow as a person and leader in your field, all the while helping Pinners make their lives better in the positive corner of the internet.

Creating a life you love also means finding a career that celebrates the unique perspectives and experiences that you bring. As you read through the expectations of the position, consider how your skills and experiences may complement the responsibilities of the role. We encourage you to think through your relevant and transferable skills from prior experiences.

Our new progressive work model is called PinFlex, a term that’s uniquely Pinterest to describe our flexible approach to living and working. Visit our PinFlex landing page to learn more.

Pinterest is looking for an experienced and motivated Technical Program Management Director to play a critical role across all Pinterest products, ensuring that Foundational aspects are robust, scalable and reliable. This role is fundamental to Pinterest’s growth in the next years.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead, grow and manage a team of experienced Technical Program Managers, providing leadership and guidance to drive successful program execution
  • Work closely with our Chief Architect and VPs across Infrastructure, Data and Security to define an integrated technical strategy and shape the execution strategy to support our growth in the next 3 years
  • Proactively identify high-impact programs and drive yearly planning across Foundations and ensure our priorities, incremental opex and infrastructure costs are aligned with the business strategy and approved by our executive team
  • Define and manage the operating rhythms for the Foundations team including execution and business reviews
  • Collaborate with product and engineering teams to ensure alignment, prioritize tasks, and make crucial decisions in collaboration with internal partners and stakeholders
  • Engage with a stakeholder across engineering, product and design at all levels, establishing and maintaining trusted connections

What we're looking for:

  • 15+ years of experience with building and managing a team of Technical Program Managers and leading large-scale or complex technical initiatives
  • Deep understanding of common platforms including cloud products and CI/CD tooling
  • Proven track record of delivering complex infrastructure projects on time and within budget
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proven communication and interpersonal skills, including relationship building and collaboration within a multi-disciplinary, cross-functional team
  • Capable of building credibility and fostering connections with senior executives and team members
  • Skilled in fostering organizational growth and cultivating a team-oriented atmosphere
  • Knowledge of software development processes and best practices

Relocation Statement:

  • This position is not eligible for relocation assistance. Visit our PinFlex page to learn more about our working model.



At Pinterest we believe the workplace should be equitable, inclusive, and inspiring for every employee. In an effort to provide greater transparency, we are sharing the base salary range for this position. The position is also eligible for equity. Final salary is based on a number of factors including location, travel, relevant prior experience, or particular skills and expertise.

Information regarding the culture at Pinterest and benefits available for this position can be found here.

US based applicants only
$187,000—$385,000 USD

Our Commitment to Diversity:

Pinterest is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best qualified people in every job. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state or local laws. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you require an accommodation during the job application process, please notify for support.
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