Release Technical Program Manager

Confluent, Mountain View, CA

Real-Time Data at Massive Scale

Dubbed an "open-source unicorn" by Forbes, Confluent is the fastest-growing enterprise subscription company our investors have ever seen. And how are we growing so fast? By pioneering a new technology category with an event streaming platform, which enables companies to leverage their data as a continually updating stream of events, not as static snapshots. This innovation has led Sequoia Capital, Benchmark, and Index Ventures to recently invest a combined $125 million in our Series D financing. Our product has been adopted by Fortune 100 customers across all industries, and we’re being led by the best in the space—our founders were the original creators of Apache Kafka®. We’re looking for talented and amazing team players who want to accelerate our growth, while doing some of the best work of their careers. Join us as we build the next transformative technology platform!

As a Technical Program Manager in the engineering organization, you will play a critical role in fulfilling the engineering vision to build, deliver, and operate highly scalable streaming infrastructure and the surrounding product ecosystem. You should be comfortable with and experienced in driving and delivering highly complex projects on time. These projects will span across multiple teams, functions and geographies.

Who You Are:

  • Smart, humble, and empathetic
  • Have a strong sense of teamwork and put team’s and company’s interests first
  • Driven and excited about the challenges of a fast-paced, innovative software startup environment


  • Understand and improve the current release process
  • Work with Engineering, Product and QA leadership to streamline and drive our cloud releases on a predictable schedule
  • Run cross-functional stand-ups and drive decision making around schedule adjustments, bug triage and internal and external partner/customer delivery.
  • Work with stakeholders to drive cross cutting and/or critical initiatives for the company.
  • Ensure that we are able to deliver projects on time.
  • Proactively identify and resolve roadblocks/challenges affecting projects.
  • Train and help other leaders to become better in program management.
  • Make technical decisions to keep projects running on time.
  • Explain technical architecture, decisions and tradeoffs to both engineering and other functions.

What We're Looking For:

  • Experience driving complex and massive projects across the organizations.
  • Experience in areas such as release management, cost modeling, capacity planning
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills to work with both engineering and other non-technical stakeholders.
  • Experience managing end-to-end lifecycle of technical projects.
  • Strong technical skills. Experience in actual design and development of software projects is a plus.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent practical experience.
Come As You Are

At Confluent, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. The more diverse we are, the richer our community and the broader our impact.

About Confluent

Our Story Founded by the team that built Apache Kafka®, Confluent builds a streaming platform that enables companies to easily access data as real-time streams Background Every byte of data has a story to tell, something of significance that will inform the next thing to be done. In a data-driven enterprise, how we move our data becomes nearly as important as the data itself. With greater speed and agility, data’s value increases exponentially. From its very early days, we have open-sourced Apache Kafka™ and have led it to impressive industry-wide adoption across several thousand companies. Now we are focusing on building a streaming platform to help other companies get easy access to enterprise data as real-time streams.

Want to learn more about Confluent? Visit Confluent's website.