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Sr. Technical Program Manager - Engineering



IT, Operations
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2023

[Locations Available: Amsterdam (Netherlands) or Berlin (Germany)]

Do you excel at driving operations at scale? Are you adept at anticipating the needs of customers and driving process improvements to ensure their success? Are you passionate about the cloud and building relationships across organizations? If you are, then join us on the cutting edge at Databricks!

We're building a team of passionate Technical Program Managers to create and guide processes across our Engineering organization. You'll cultivate and expand our relationships with the largest cloud computing providers and building the foundations for the Databricks customer experience. Your responsibilities will be to work with our engineering teams and cloud partners to ensure Databricks solutions are engineered for reliability, scalability, and security - all while keeping operations top of mind. You'll guide the direction of a cross-cloud program, set engineering goals and launch programs at scale. You'll be front and center of organizing controls, governance and standards across our infrastructure to achieve product stability and at least four nines of uptime. You'll be reporting to a Technical Program Leader working across multiple time-zones, dealing with high levels of ambiguity, seeing around corners to identify blockers, and ensuring needs are balanced against technical requirements.

What we look for:

  • 5+ years of technical program/project/relationship management experience
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (EE, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering)
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams to complete projects with multiple dependencies and constraints
  • Experience defining projects, identifying risks, managing cost, coordinating scope, identifying dependencies, scheduling and deploying new products and features
  • Experience creating and cascading processes through an organization
  • Knowledge of SQL
  • Experience using Jira

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's or advanced technical degree
  • Knowledge of product development process (PDP) and lifecycle
  • Experience with large scale software and cloud native infrastructure
  • Previous hardware or software development experience is a plus


  • Health insurance reimbursement and collective healthcare scheme
  • Life, accident and income protection insurance
  • Company pension with employer contribution
  • Enhanced Parental Leaves
  • Equity awards
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Annual personal development fund
  • Home office & headphones reimbursement
  • Business travel accident insurance
  • Mental wellness resources
  • Employee referral bonus

About Databricks

Databricks is the data and AI company. More than 9,000 organizations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, and over 50% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Lakehouse Platform to unify their data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe. Founded by the original creators of Apache Spark™, Delta Lake and MLflow, Databricks is on a mission to help data teams solve the world’s toughest problems. To learn more, follow Databricks on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Databricks, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can excel. We take great care to ensure that our hiring practices are inclusive and meet equal employment opportunity standards. Individuals looking for employment at Databricks are considered without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.


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