Technical Program Manager, Platform Strategy and Operations at Dropbox

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Job title
Technical Program Manager, Platform Strategy and Operations
Job listing last updated at
Aug 20, 2020
Job listing location
San Francisco, CA
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Bay Area company location: 333 Brannan St, San Francisco CA

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Role Description

As a Technical Program Manager at Dropbox you are responsible for making sure that engineering teams achieve success when aiming to complete ambitious projects. You’ll be responsible for the execution of strategic and impactful projects and initiatives across the Platform organization to help us meet our goals. We’re looking for a candidate with experience running cross-team projects and programs, expertise in partner management, and the ability to quickly and creatively tackle problems and unblock teams. You’ll need to be able to engage deeply with engineering management to understand and present tradeoffs needed to deliver commitments against a firm deadline. We're looking for a self starter who will thrive in an often-times ambiguous environment and isn’t afraid of a challenge.


  • Act as the point of contact and interface to engineering teams and business partners for strategic initiatives and feature development.
  • Conduct project planning, strategic alignment, and drive decision making across multiple teams.
  • Identify areas of improvement and design repeatable processes to help teams work efficiently.
  • Have a balance of people, organizational, and technical skills to deliver and guide decision making without authority.
  • Provide ongoing visibility into the progress, risks, and timelines of projects against targeted deadlines.
  • Build clear and transparent communication channels to align internal stakeholders and ensure that relevant audiences receive accurate updates on programs and projects.
  • Collaborate with peers to design and implement standardized processes that help ensure consistency across the organization.


  • 7-10 years experience as a technical program manager in an engineering organization.
  • Experience driving diverse or company-wide programs.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience to influence, develop productive working relationships, and lead technical teams and key stakeholders from different business functions.
  • A diverse technical acumen—actively contribute to technical discussions, proactively identify challenges and risks, working closely with engineers and product manager on addressing challenges, and form mitigation plans.
  • You enjoy working on ambiguous problems and teasing out trade offs.
  • You have the ability to communicate complex plans effectively.
  • You are able to bring order to a complex situation with various stakeholders approaching a strategic problem in different ways.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills. Effective problem-solving skills.
  • Exercise technical judgment to keep goals for programs, projects and products attainable within a given timeline.

Benefits and Perks

  • 100% company paid individual medical, dental, & vision insurance coverage
  • 401k + company match
  • Market competitive total compensation package
  • Free Dropbox space for your friends and family
  • Wellness Reimbursement
  • Generous vacation policy
  • 10 company paid holidays
  • Volunteer time off
  • Company sponsored tech talks (technology and other relevant professional topics)

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