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Sr. Director, Program Management

Location
San Francisco, California
Department
Product
Job Type
Focus

Our Mission:

As humans, there are few things more exciting than meeting someone new. At Tinder, we’re on a mission to power and inspire real connections by making it easy and fun for every new generation of singles. With tens of millions of users, hundreds of millions of downloads, 2+ billion swipes per day, 20+ million matches per day, and a presence in 190+ countries, our reach is expansive—and rapidly growing. We work together to solve complex problems. Behind the simplicity of every match, we think deeply about human relationships, behavioral science, network economics, AI and ML, online and real-world safety, cultural nuances, loneliness, love, sex, and more.

Our Values:

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One Team, One Dream

We work hand-in-hand, building Tinder for our members. We succeed together when we work collaboratively across functions, teams, and time zones, and think outside the box to achieve our company vision and mission.

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Own It

We take accountability and strive to make a positive impact in all aspects of our business, through ownership, innovation, and a commitment to excellence.

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Never Stop Learning

We cultivate a culture where it’s safe to take risks. We seek out input, share honest feedback, celebrate our wins, and learn from our mistakes in order to continue improving.

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Spark Solutions

We’re problem solvers, focusing on how to best move forward when faced with obstacles. We don’t dwell on the past or on the issues at hand, but instead look at how to stay agile and overcome hurdles to achieve our goals.

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Embrace Our Differences

We are intentional about building a workplace that reflects the rich diversity of our members. By leveraging different perspectives and other ways of thinking, we build better experiences for our members and our team.

The Role:

As Tinder continues to grow through compelling product experiences that support the member experience, there is an increasing need to redefine how we work and manage these sophisticated projects. The Sr. Director of Program Management owns our product development framework and programs and a team of Program Managers that enable/support teams to deliver operational excellence.

In this role, you will implement a continuous improvement framework for our current and new product initiatives globally while introducing processes and oversight on complex initiatives that will allow Tinder to continue scaling! This critical role helps Tinder identify risks, opportunities, and cross dependencies that span the entire product organization, “bridging the gaps” by consistently reporting project and program health. The successful candidate will drive accountability, alignment, and prioritization on our product roadmap and support the product leaders and executive team in identifying blockers and risks that need to be addressed.

Where you'll work: This is a hybrid role and requires in-office collaboration three times per week. This position is located in Los Angeles, or San Francisco.

What You'll Do:

  • Architect and develop a centralized program management function by working across various functions to identify, document, and communicate standard business processes.
  • Lead program management at Tinder: leverage best practices that define our operating model across Design, Product, Engineering, and Analytics. Operationalize this model through appropriate check-ins and other tools to drive alignment.
  • Lead the Project Management team in managing deliverables, influencing roadmap priorities and features across multiple departments.
  • Communicate the status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to partners.
  • Define OKRs and maintain metrics (health) for all programs, breaking them down into trackable work streams (projects or initiatives, roadmap) to deliver on the quarterly plan.
  • Create a unified initiative roadmap across all teams while owning the overall usage and adherence to designated project management tools.
  • Define program requirements to help teams meet goals, accelerating progress by driving timely decisions, clearing blockers, and making trade-offs.
  • Identify functional and technical requirements, collecting inputs from product and technical teams to improve the transparency of roadmap status across the organization.
  • Provide vision, leadership, and mentorship for the development of the program management function across our product teams.

What You'll Need:

  • BA/BS degree in Product Management, Project Management, or related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience shipping and supporting consumer technology products at scale.
  • 10+ years of technical project management/delivery leadership experience.
  • Expertise in software development, infrastructure, and live operations managementUnderstanding of change management frameworks and project management methodologies.
  • Ability to quickly build a rich understanding of various partner priorities to synthesize a set of service and program constructs to meet those needs.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and partnering skills working across disciplines and teams.

As a full-time employee, you’ll enjoy:

  • Unlimited PTO (with no waiting period), 10 annual Wellness Days
  • Time off to volunteer and charitable donations matched up to $15,000 annually 
  • Comprehensive health, vision, and dental coverage
  • 100% 401(k) employer match up to 10%, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • 100% paid parental leave (including for non-birthing parents) and family forming benefits
  • Investment in your development: mentorship through our MentorMatch program, access to 6,000+ online courses through Udemy, and an annual $3,000 stipend for your professional development
  • Investment in your wellness: access to mental health support via Modern Health, paid concierge medical membership, pet insurance, fitness membership subsidy, and commuter subsidy
  • Free subscription to Tinder Gold

Salary Range:

$250,000
-
$300,000
a year

Factors such as scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, job-related skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and business considerations may influence base pay offered. This salary will be subject to a geographic adjustment (according to a specific city and state), if an authorization is granted to work outside of the location listed in this posting.

We don’t just

accept

difference, we

celebrate

it

We strive to build a workplace that reflects the rich diversity of our members around the world, and we value unique perspectives and backgrounds. Even if you don’t meet all the listed qualifications, we invite you to apply and show us how your skills could transfer. Tinder is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace where we welcome people of all sexes, gender identities, races, ethnicities, disabilities, and other lived experiences.

Learn more about inclusion at Tinder
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We don’t just

accept

difference, we

celebrate

it

We strive to build a workplace that reflects the rich diversity of our members around the world, and we value unique perspectives and backgrounds. Even if you don’t meet all the listed qualifications, we invite you to apply and show us how your skills could transfer. Tinder is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace where we welcome people of all sexes, gender identities, races, ethnicities, disabilities, and other lived experiences.

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