Jobs for Developers

Technical Program Manager - New Verticals

DoorDashFull-time$153k - $207kRemote; United StatesNov 22, 2022

About the Team

At DoorDash we’re building the industry’s most scalable and reliable delivery network to support our three-sided marketplace of consumers, merchants, and dashers. TPMs on our Engineering teams provide fundamental support to the underlying technology services as well as the engineers building these services. It’s no simple task, but it wouldn’t be interesting if it was!

About the Role

Our team is looking for a Technical Program Manager for our New Verticals Engineering Teams to drive important engineering-wide initiatives related to our Convenience & Groceries business. Programs will require a strong technical understanding of both mobile and backend development, general cross organization coordination/facilitation, stakeholder management, and ownership of results.

You will report into the centralized Technical Program Management team in Engineering. Once our offices reopen, we expect this role to be 100% remote, or hybrid for employees who want to work in a DoorDash office location. 

You’re excited about this opportunity because you will…

  • Owning Convenience & Groceries Programs - You will partner closely with the VP of Engineering, their leadership team, product leaders, and our Strategy & Operation team to establish the strategy, technical roadmap, and priorities. Focus areas for your programs will include Data Quality, Operational Excellence, Product builds and Platform enhancements.
  • Planning & Execution Optimization - You will drive optimizations related to planning Engineering objectives and key results, develop frameworks for team execution/tracking and provide visibility to resource allocation and prioritization.
  • Technical - You will develop a full understanding of our technical stack and interdependencies, allowing you to contribute to designs and ensure they are scalable, reliable, and efficient.
  • Stakeholder Management - You will manage expectations for all stakeholders from leadership to individual teams, possess strong problem solving and negotiation skills, and earn trust of partners and teams. 
  • Navigating the Organization - You understand engineers and enjoy working with them, building trust by developing strong technical domain knowledge that adds value beyond project management. 
  • Communications - You’ll manage timely and succinct communications to leadership and across teams to ensure accountability and timeline management.
  • Process - You’ll develop processes to ensure teamwork is streamlined to manage complexity and optimized velocity. You are thoughtful about how and when to implement processes with a light touch and clear understanding of success within DoorDash’s culture.
  • Time Management - You’ll balance urgency and priority while moving the needle on multiple initiatives.

We’re excited about you because…

  • You are highly organized and care about the details.
  • You celebrate your successes, but also admit your missteps and learn from feedback -- we’re all human.
  • You are curious, growth-minded, and eager to expand your skill set. You have a passion for building scalable systems, enabling product efficiency, and moving teams forward.
  • You understand both the big picture and the details.
  • You are a self starter and can demonstrate adaptability, resilience, and ability to thrive in ambiguity -- things change quickly!
  • You lead and influence teams to make the right trade offs.
  • You are pragmatic in your approach and focus on progress, not perfection.


  • 7+ years recent experience as a Technical Program Manager at a technology company.
  • Experience in working with large-scale distributed systems, Client Teams, and Platform Teams who own Tier 0 services that serve external customers. You can speak to system architecture, scalability and reliability decisions, and design trade offs.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with confidence, clarity, and focus. Able to convey concepts and considerations to non-experts and experts alike.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to collaborate and build relationships across organizations, bridge gaps between teams, and successfully influence without authority.
  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive. You are willing to roll up your sleeves and dive into the details to understand and drive your programs.
  • Direct engagement with Engineering teams on product development with a thorough understanding of software development processes. Project planning and execution skills that include reviewing technical design documents, estimating, and scheduling.
  • Excellent attention to detail and understanding of impact when changes occur to scope or timeline.
  • Experience working in a startup environment desired.
  • Experience in Computer Science, Software Engineering or other related disciplines desired.

About DoorDash

At DoorDash, our mission to empower local economies shapes how our team members move quickly, learn, and reiterate in order to make impactful decisions that display empathy for our range of users—from Dashers to merchant partners to consumers. We are a technology and logistics company that started with door-to-door delivery, and we are looking for team members who can help us go from a company that is known for delivering food to a company that people turn to for any and all goods. 

DoorDash is growing rapidly and changing constantly, which gives our team members the opportunity to share their unique perspectives, solve new challenges, and own their careers. We're committed to supporting employees’ happiness, healthiness, and overall well-being by providing comprehensive benefits and perks including premium healthcare, wellness expense reimbursement, paid parental leave and more.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We’re committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive community within our company, industry, and cities. That’s why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of people from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that true innovation happens when everyone has room at the table and the tools, resources, and opportunity to excel. 

Statement of Non-Discrimination: In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination and harassment based on “protected categories,” we also strive to prevent other subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at DoorDash. We value a diverse workforce – people who identify as women, non-binary or gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, American Indian or Native Alaskan, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, differently-abled, caretakers and parents, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Thank you to the Level Playing Field Institute for this statement of non-discrimination.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.

Pursuant to the Colorado Fair Pay Act, the base salary range in Colorado for this position is $153,000 - $207,000, plus opportunities for equity and commission. Compensation in other geographies may vary. 

If you need any accommodations, please inform your recruiting contact upon initial connection.