Technical Program Manager - Tokyo
The Global Brand Strategy team at Twitter works with the world’s top advertisers to develop strategic and creative marketing solutions that help connect these brands to specific target audiences on the platform. The Technical Program Manager on this team is an experienced technologist who is relied on to ideate, vet, plan, partner, test, and execute creative, never been done before programs that leverage the strengths of Twitter to achieve the business objectives of Twitter’s top advertising partners.
This role works closely with the Sales team and brands/agencies developing and translating their business requirements into an engineering approach that is executable on the Twitter platform. The candidate will represent technology through all phases of a sales engagement from lead to deployment to learnings, managing implementation projects and schedules. In addition the Technical Program Manager will liaise with internal Product Managers to identify and scope enhancements to be made to the Twitter platform to better support advertiser engagements.
Define pragmatic architectures and solutions for high-value advertisers to build and execute effective advertising campaigns on the Twitter platform
Provide accurate work estimates and make resource requests and allocations based on project requirements and budgeted scope
Manage implementation projects, including client expectations and project risks. Track issues and develop mitigation and contingency plans.
Produce and maintain core project artifacts including schedules, status reports and technical documentation
Participate in new business opportunities; develop technical implementation proposals and scopes of work, presenting at all levels of a client’s organization
Develop a scalable technology strategy and architecture recommendations for partner engagements
Serve as the primary technical contact for third-party vendors, identifying and documenting integration points
Define and document best practices, and contribute to company knowledge sharing efforts
Experience working cross-functionally against deadlines, delivering innovative technology for major brands and/or agencies
Expertise in managing complex projects, leading teams and managing client interactions for large multinational brands
Demonstrable leadership abilities in changing, ambiguous and challenging situations
Passion for web and emerging technology and software development, current with industry trends and their application
Excellent understanding of best practices across technologies (client/server-side, QA, deployment, project management etc.)
Strong grasp of architectural principles necessary for designing scalable, extensible and maintainable systems
- Experience working with Twitter’s Streaming and REST APIs
- Fluency and literacy in Japanese
Masters degree in computer science, engineering or a related technical discipline
Experience with agile software development methodologies and productivity tools
Hands-on development experience with highly-available, scalable software and services
- Knowledge about Twitter platform functionality and ad products
After you apply, a recruiter may reach out to you for an introductory call.
If your background is a match for the role, you may phone interview with 1-2 people.
If you continue through the process, you will come onsite 1-2 times to interview with a total of 5-10 people.
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