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Sr. Staff, Technical Program Manager - Data and AI



Software Engineering, IT, Operations, Data Science
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network, built to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. Our products help people make powerful connections, discover exciting opportunities, build necessary skills, and gain valuable insights every day. We’re also committed to providing transformational opportunities for our own employees by investing in their growth. We aspire to create a culture that’s built on trust, care, inclusion, and fun – where everyone can succeed.

Join us to transform the way the world works.

At LinkedIn, we trust each other to do our best work where it works best for us and our teams. This role offers a hybrid work option, meaning you can both work from home and commute to a LinkedIn office, depending on what’s best for you and when it is important for your team to be together.

The LinkedIn Data and AI Technical Program Management Group is looking for a Senior Staff level Technical Program Manager (TPM) to join our team which is part of LinkedIn’s Data and AI organization. The Data and AI organization consists of over 1,200 people who design and build the massive-scale distributed data and machine learning platforms, recommendations and search technologies, and analytical tools on which all of LinkedIn’s applications depend. We also contribute to the technical community by open sourcing our latest technologies.

The Sr. Staff, Technical Program Manager (TPM) will have the opportunity to drive cutting-edge improvements to our advanced machine learning applications and platforms. You will own and drive key areas of LinkedIn’s Data and AI org-wide initiatives across LinkedIn’s products powering tens of millions of users. You will collaborate with product and engineering teams across LinkedIn and Microsoft (especially Azure and MSFT AI teams) to lead and deliver high impact and cutting-edge AI products. The LinkedIn TPM role is highly diversified and includes initiating, planning and executing intermediate to large scale, cross-functional and company-wide programs.

Are you passionate about machine learning at scale? Do you enjoy helping internal and external customers solve complex problems? The successful candidate will be technically strong, have a solid track record of program management leading large scale technical Data and AI programs, possess excellent communication, will have worked with a large number of customers to drive adoption, and will have demonstrated excellent leadership, along with superior organizational and communication skills.


• Own and drive key cross functional, technical AI and engineering initiatives across LinkedIn.
• Ability to influence senior leaders, empower, build strategic relationships and align people across a broad variety of job functions through relationships.
• Develop strong partnerships with engineering and product management leaders and build the necessary subject matter expertise.
• Take ambiguous technical problems, formulate plans and drive teams to deliver successful results.
• Understand the long term implications of architectural and technical changes, while not losing focus on the short term deliverables.
• Lead efforts to identify risks, resolve key project conflicts, and establish appropriate resolution paths.
• Continuously improve and scale the organization. Improve processes where needed, while being cognizant of not slowing down engineering teams.
• Create a collaborative work environment that fosters shared understanding, transparency, mastery, autonomy, innovation and continuous learning.
• Analytical and truth seeking. Ability to understand sophisticated concepts and make reasoned decisions objectively.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including high emotional intelligence.
• Fill in gaps across roles and functions as needed, performing as an adaptive problem solver
• Experience with or solid understanding of end-to-end agile software development.
• Coach and mentor others on the team.

Basic Qualifications:

• 9+ years professional experience in an engineering or technical team, of which at least 7+ years are managing technical programs/projects
• B.S./B.A. degree in a technical field, or equivalent practical experience

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience managing company wide large scale high impact AI programs in a lead capacity where multiple TPMs were involved.
• Significant experience working with software engineering leadership, technical teams, and individual contributors.
• Passion about being an indispensable part of a great product.
• Ability to communicate authoritatively at a sufficient technical depth.
• Passion to learn new concepts and technologies.
• Hands-on software development experience.
• Knowledge of machine learning applications and platforms, Azure would be a big plus

Suggested Skills:

• Technical Program Management
• Technical leadership
• Influencing senior leaders
• Artificial Intelligence programs
• Azure domain expertise

You will Benefit from our Culture:

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LinkedIn is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices.
The pay range for this role is $157,000 to $257,000 . Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, depth of experience, certifications, and specific work location. This may be different in other locations due to differences in the cost of labor.
The total compensation package for this position may also include annual performance bonus, stock, benefits and/or other applicable incentive compensation plans. For more information, visit

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