At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers approximately 25 million Internet properties, for customers ranging from individual bloggers to SMBs to Fortune 500 companies. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare all have web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list and ranked among the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company.
We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us!
What you'll do
We are looking for a highly skilled and self-motivated Technical Program Manager to join our Support Operations Team in either London, Lisbon, or remote (in UK, France, Germany, or Portugal).
You will work within a team of talented support engineers and managers who are helping customers manage billions of web requests each day. You will be part of a Program Management Office that drives Support’s biggest projects, process changes, and improvements.
Your primary role will be to work with the Support Operations team, which is an engineering team made up of developers and data scientists who build tools and automations to make Support more efficient. You will review requests and requirements for this team, break business requirements down into stories, define appropriate acceptance criteria, and help prioritize the many initiatives that this team works on. You will remove blockers and track dependencies. You will co-manage (along with the Engineering Manager) sprint planning, retrospectives, and daily stand up meetings. You will help prioritize Support’s largest initiatives every quarter and then serve as the liaison to Support Operations for executing against those. You will serve as the key liaison between the Support Operations team and other Cloudflare teams.
Additionally, you will help create, define, project manage, execute, track, and report on major Support Team initiatives to successful completion. You will ensure buy-in from project contributors, provide regular status updates to stakeholders and senior management, and develop messaging documents
You are passionate about matching up business needs with building technically innovative solutions, excelling at shifting between the two—understanding how big-picture goals inform technical details, and vice-versa. You are able to implement and drive processes and persistently make progress and adjustments. You have the ability to drive change and help team members understand the benefits of your work.
The ideal candidate is flexible and comfortable in playing multiple roles (diplomat, negotiator, coach, reporter, etc.), leading initiatives, and able to adapt to changing situations.
Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience
- 3-5+ years of technical program management experience
- Solid customer support foundation, with a keen interest in working with complex technical operations, data structures, and software design, as well as building large distributed systems
- Experience breaking business requirements down, understanding the technical implications, and defining appropriate acceptance criteria
- Strong competency with Confluence, JIRA, and various development methodologies: extreme programming, Agile, Waterfall, Kaizen, Scrum, etc.
- Proven track record creating realistic project plans with tight deadlines, and overseeing execution to meet commitments and deliver with predictability
- Flexibility and adaptability, experience trying different approaches and adapting as you go based on the needs of your team / project
- Excellent oral and written communication, as well as strong documentation and reporting skills
- Experience with change management and selling the benefits of your work
- Experience working with multiple time zones and cross functional teams
- Excellent scheduling and meeting coordination skills
- Experience with core Internet technologies (DNS, HTTP, etc) and/or network monitoring systems a plus
- Preferred but not required: experience leading or assisting in a migration to Salesforce Sales Cloud and/or Salesforce Service Cloud
What Makes Cloudflare Special?
We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet.
Project Galileo: We equip politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers–at no cost.
Athenian Project: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.
Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one.
220.127.116.11: We released 18.104.22.168 to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure and privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use – it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Here’s the deal – we don’t store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy commitment and ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.
Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!
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