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Technical Program Manager - Data Infrastructure (Remote)

Yelp, Leeds, England, United Kingdom

Connecting people with great local businesses

Duration: Full-Time


Yelp connects millions of people with great local businesses every day, and local businesses know it. More than 191,000 businesses subscribe to Yelp’s advertising products, and those happy customers account for nearly all of our revenue. However, local business advertising is still a rapidly growing market, and there are millions of business owners who’ve claimed their Yelp profile and aren’t customers yet. That’s where you come in.

We’re looking for a savvy and tenacious program manager to support and develop our Data Infrastructure organization. The Data Infra ecosystem powers critical machine learning, real-time notifications, sales and marketing engineering, and experimentation and data warehousing use cases across Yelp. You’ll partner with engineering managers, product managers, and data science leaders to help deliver Yelp’s next generation data infrastructure ecosystem. Our group is located across the UK, Germany, and North America, and looks after Yelp’s entire streaming infrastructure (Apache Kafka and Apache Flink) as well as databases (MySQL and Cassandra) and data warehouse (Redshift). You can read more about our infrastructure in our engineering blog.

This opportunity requires you to be located in the United Kingdom.

We’d love to have you apply, even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement in this posting. At Yelp, we’re looking for great people, not just those who simply check off all the boxes.

Where You Come In:

  • Define and execute major initiatives that have impact across multiple organizations.
  • Drive the roadmap and quarterly planning process for Data Infrastructure initiatives across Engineering.
  • Help align product decisions with company-wide objectives.
  • Proactively identify and analyze complex, long-term engineering problems and discuss them with leadership.
  • Conduct research into new Data Infrastructure investments.
  • Evangelize Data Infrastructure best practices across the company.
  • Manage program dependencies, define milestones, assess risks, and identify resource requirements.
  • Provide transparency and predictability of initiatives for stakeholders.
  • Foster and grow a fun, diverse, and inclusive culture that reflects Yelp’s values.

What It Takes to Succeed:

  • Several years of experience in an engineering leadership or program management role working on complex projects with nuanced dependencies.
  • Ability to build relationships and consensus with a broad set of teams and internal stakeholders across various departments.
  • Excellent technical fundamentals with a solid track record of delivering results for large and complex projects.
  • Comfortable coordinating initiatives across multiple locations (UK, Germany, and North America).
  • Develop and drive internal process improvements across multiple teams.

What You'll Get:

  • Full responsibility for projects from day one, a collaborative team, and a dynamic work environment.
  • Competitive salary with equity in the company, a pension scheme, and an optional employee stock purchase plan.
  • 25 days paid holiday (rising to 29 with service), plus one floating holiday.
  • £150 monthly reimbursement to help cover remote working expenses.
  • £75 caregiver reimbursement to support dependent care for families.
  • Private health insurance, including dental and vision.
  • Flexible working hours and meeting-free Wednesdays.
  • Regular 3-day Hackathons, bi-weekly learning groups, and productivity spending to support and encourage your career growth. 
  • Opportunities to participate in digital events and conferences.
  • £56 per month to use toward qualifying wellness expenses.
  • Quarterly team offsites.
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Yelp values diversity. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other protected status.

Note: Yelp does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to any recruiting alias or employee. Yelp is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

About Yelp

Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Our users have contributed approximately 127 million cumulative reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more. These reviews are written by people using Yelp to share their everyday local business experiences, giving voice to consumers and bringing “word of mouth” online.

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