Technical Program Manager



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IT, Operations
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, December 8, 2023

Compute Enterprise Infrastructure

Technical Program Manager

Sunnyvale, California, United States

Reporting to the Compute and Enterprise Infrastructure (CEI) Program Management Office, we are looking for a technical leader to join our growing program management team to manage the full lifecycle of technical programs and projects and bring organizational consistency across key functional areas. This role is positioned to operate at the junction of product execution and business strategy, collaborating closely with CEI, Engineering, Product, and Design teams.

Who We Are
Since 2006, 23andMe’s mission has been to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome. We are a group of passionate individuals pushing the boundaries of what’s possible to help turn genetic insight into better health and personal understanding.

What You’ll Do

  • Lead multiple cross-functional CEI/Engineering programs in collaboration with Product, Design, and Consumer Program Management.
  • Partner with Product Managers, Product Design, Consumer Program Managers, and Engineering Managers to review and revise product specifications and technical requirement sign-offs.
  • Work with subject matter experts to decompose user requirements into technical execution plans with measurable milestones, effectively optimize scope and schedule, and manage cross-functional dependencies.
  • Craft clear communication of progress toward goals using a variety of media (e.g., in-person meetings, Slack, dashboards), reporting status to stakeholders and leadership
  • Proactively detect pain points, risks, and workflow inefficiencies with key partners, and construct paths to address/mitigate them.
  • Maintain and contribute to the roadmap for CEI/Engineering workstream components for our consumer, research, and clinical studies products.
  • Provide domain expertise to form technical strategies with engineering stakeholders, and drive engagement with internal partners.
  • Be the resident document expert to produce and curate artifacts related to programs, projects, and processes.

What You’ll Bring

  • 5+ years of technical program management experience in a software development team.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in project management across various methodologies (agile, scrum, waterfall, hybrid), covering all project lifecycle phases, with a flexible and innovative mindset.
  • Mastery in project management tools (e.g. Smartsheet, Jira, Confluence, Google Sheets, Slides, etc.). These tools are your bread and butter.
  • Working knowledge of the software development lifecycle.
  • Capability to thrive in a highly matrixed environment and take the lead in ambiguous situations to enable teams to continue moving forward in execution.
  • Amazing organizational and time management skills. You're able to make sense out of a complex system with many moving parts; you sweat the details where it's needed.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills appropriate for in-person and remote audiences.

Strongly Preferred

  • Familiarity with information security and data privacy compliance best practices
  • Scrum master experience

About Us
23andMe, headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, is a leading consumer genetics and research company. Founded in 2006, the company’s mission is to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome. 23andMe has pioneered direct access to genetic information as the only company with multiple FDA authorizations for genetic health risk reports. The company has created the world’s largest crowdsourced platform for genetic research, with 80 percent of its customers electing to participate. The platform also powers the 23andMe Therapeutics group, currently pursuing drug discovery programs rooted in human genetics across a spectrum of disease areas, including oncology, respiratory, and cardiovascular diseases, in addition to other therapeutic areas. More information is available at

At 23andMe, we value a diverse, inclusive workforce and we provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. If you are unable to submit your application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at 23andMe will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.

Please note: 23andMe does not accept agency resumes and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Thank you.

Pay Transparency
23andMe takes a market-based approach to pay, and amounts will vary depending on your geographic location. The salary range reflected here is for a candidate based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.
San Francisco Bay Area Base Pay Range
$115,000$173,000 USD

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