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Senior Technical Program Manager

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United States
Base Salary
147k-206k USD

Job Description

About Us

At Cloudflare, we are on a mission to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers millions of websites and other 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!

Senior Technical Program Manager - Engineering PMO

Cloudflare is seeking a highly skilled and self-motivated Technical Program Manager to lead and manage various company-wide initiatives and projects spanning multiple quarters and teams within Product Engineering. Your main responsibility will be to work cross functionally across product, engineering, design, marketing, security, billing, technical operations, infrastructure, legal, and more to build and execute on the overall strategy.

You will play an active part in collecting requirements, setting up deliverables, reporting progress, managing stakeholder expectations, and working with various functions to deliver success. You will partner with various product and engineering counterparts to determine available options, manage stakeholder expectations, and execute against the roadmap.

This job involves managing multiple stakeholders and accommodating teams dispersed across multiple time zones.

The ideal candidate is process driven but remains flexible and iterative, someone who loves to tackle new challenges, really enjoys bringing people together as a team, and driving them towards success.

This position will be based in Austin, TX, San Francisco, CA or Remote, USA. You will be reporting into the Engineering Program Management Organization (PMO).

Major areas of responsibilities

  • Understand technical requirements of assigned engineering programs
  • Effectively balance risk and achieve business objectives
  • Obtain clear requirements, plans, and decisions to proactively tackle critical gaps and mitigate risk
  • Drive creation and roll out of scalable processes to meet product and engineering team goals
  • Set up regular feedback cycles and ensure buy-in from contributors on program plan & roadmap
  • Provide regular status updates to stakeholders and senior management

Desirable skills and knowledge

  • BS+ in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Security or related field or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of network architecture and working with infrastructure teams a plus
  • 10+ years experience in technical program management and a desire for continuous improvement
  • Proven track record on creating realistic project plans, managing dependencies, and overseeing execution to meet commitments and deliver with predictability
  • Excellent oral and written communication, proven track record of effective communication at various levels including executive level
  • Experience working with multiple time zones and multiple cross functional teams
  • Strong competency with Confluence, JIRA (admin-level experience strongly preferred), and various development methodologies (Agile, Waterfall, Kaizen, Scrum, etc)
  • Servant leader who has successfully gained authority with peers by demonstrating empathy, providing support and motivating others
  • Comfortable managing tight deadlines, changing priorities, and ambiguity.


Compensation may be adjusted depending on work location.

  • For Colorado-based hires: Estimated annual salary of $147,000 - $179,000
  • For New York City, Washington, and California (excluding Bay Area) based hires: Estimated annual salary of $161,000 - $197,000
  • For Bay Area-based hires: Estimated annual salary of $168,000 - $206,000


This role is eligible to participate in Cloudflare’s equity plan.


Cloudflare offers a complete package of benefits and programs to support you and your family. Our benefits programs can help you pay health care expenses, support caregiving, build capital for the future and make life a little easier and fun! The below is a description of our benefits for employees in the United States, and benefits may vary for employees based outside the U.S.

Health & Welfare Benefits

  • Medical/Rx Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Commuter Spending Accounts
  • Fertility & Family Forming Benefits
  • On-demand mental health support and Employee Assistance Program
  • Global Travel Medical Insurance

Financial Benefits

  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life & Accident Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Employee Stock Participation Plan

Time Off

  • Flexible paid time off covering vacation and sick leave
  • Leave programs, including parental, pregnancy health, medical, and bereavement leave

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. We released 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!

This position may require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws, including the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. Please note that any offer of employment may be conditioned on your authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export laws without sponsorship for an export license.

Cloudflare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and place great value in both diversity and inclusiveness. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an AA/Veterans/Disabled Employer.

Cloudflare provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to, changing the application process, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job, please contact us via e-mail at [email protected] or via mail at 101 Townsend St. San Francisco, CA 94107.

Advice from our career coach

As a Senior Technical Program Manager at Cloudflare, the successful applicant should be highly skilled in leading and managing various company-wide initiatives and projects across multiple teams within Product Engineering. Here are some specific tips to help you stand out as an applicant:

  • Understand the technical requirements of engineering programs and effectively balance risk to achieve business objectives.
  • Have a proven track record in technical program management and a desire for continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrate strong competency with tools like Confluence, JIRA, and various development methodologies (Agile, Waterfall, etc).
  • Show excellent communication skills at various levels, including executive level, and experience working with multiple cross-functional teams and time zones.
  • Be process-driven but flexible, enjoy tackling new challenges, and have experience managing tight deadlines, changing priorities, and ambiguity.

Cloudflare values diversity and inclusivity, so showcasing your ability to work well with diverse teams and adapt to changing environments will be key to success in this role. Good luck with your application!

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