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Technical Project Manager

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Product Mangement
  • Industry: Technology
  • Post Date: 01/24/2023
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  • Company Address: 541 Cowper St, Palo Alto, California US
  • Salary Range: $115,000 - $165,000

About, the Data Automation Cloud, was named a 2021 Gartner Cool Vendor and provides the most advanced automation for data and analytics engineering workloads. Ascend unifies the core capabilities of data engineering—data ingestion, transformation, delivery, orchestration, and observability—into a single platform so that data teams deliver 10x faster.

Job Description

Ascend's mission is to enable every organization to innovate faster by harnessing the power of data automation. We help customers spend more time building pipeline logic and analyzing data and allow the Ascend platform to simplify and accelerate data from ingest, transformation, orchestration, observability and delivery.

As a Technical Program Manager, you lead various data engineering projects using your project manager and engineering expertise. Projects will include working with prospects for managed trials and also working with new and existing customers to help accelerate their usage of the Ascend. You will help organize and collect customer requirements working with your Ascend data engineering teammates and lead by managing project schedules, identifying risks, capturing key decisions and clearly communicating with the project stakeholders. You are comfortable explaining your team's analyses and recommendations as you are discussing the technical trade-offs on how to implement data pipelines using the Ascend platform.

We believe the best teams are those comprised of individuals who have a deep passion for customers, love sharing knowledge with their team, and actively seek out environments where they are not the smartest person in the room.

What you'll do:

Manage the delivery of multiple 1-3 month assignments while simultaneously working with the customer and with Ascend Data Engineers
Manage project stakeholder expectations and escalate as needed to remove roadblocks
Troubleshoot and provide customer guidance for basic data pipeline issues
Manage customer product requests working directly with Ascend Product teams to unlock customer data pipelines
Thought leader in agile delivery and methodology to accelerate customer adoption of the Ascend platform
Work closely with our Tech Writers to ensure our documentation is updated and our knowledge base continues to evolve for customer self sufficiency

What we look for:

Experience working on projects that delivered data pipelines
Minimum of three years as a project manager working directly with customers and managing a team
Experience with agile sprint delivery of projects and the associated ceremonies
Technical acumen to evaluate designs and technical recommendations to provide the best solution for issues and to help increase customer satisfaction
Experience designing and building cloud-based data solutions that are Lake or Warehouse centric is a plus
Experience with AWS, Snowflake, GCP, Azure, and/or Databricks is a plus
Experience with software development processes
Bachelor's degree in computer science, software engineering, information technology or equivalent is preferred
All of the usual skills for a position like this: Strong written and oral communication, critical thinking, flexibility, self-direction, team mindset, etc.

What we Offer:

Medical/Dental/Vision covered at 100%
Long-term & Short-term disability
Life Insurance
Meaningful equity
Flexible PTO
Annual Learning Stipend
Remote Work Stipend

The reasonably estimated base salary for this role ranges from $115,000 - $165,000 USD, plus a competitive equity package, and may include variable compensation. Actual compensation is based on factors such as the candidate's skills, qualifications, experience, and location.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Ascend we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

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