Technical Program Manager, Reliability

San Francisco, CA

Company Description

Dropbox is the world’s first smart workspace that helps people and teams focus on the work that matters. With more than 600 million registered users across 180 countries, we’re on a mission to design a more enlightened way of working. Dropbox is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and has 12 offices around the world.

Team Description

Our Tech Operations team scales security and reliability for our fast growing user base. This includes managing our network, hardware, and data centers, as well as creating the layer from which all Dropbox experiences are built. As our user base and product family continues to grow, tech operations is responsible for strengthening our foundation.

Role Description

Do you have a passion for Incident Management, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) or helping solve ambiguous problems facing infrastructure powering 500M+ users? Do you like helping people learn how to be graceful under fire? Want to apply your operational experience at scale? Enjoy running diverse, company-wide programs? If so, you’d be a great fit for the TPM role in infrastructure.

 Technical Program Managers are the force multipliers within the organization, that lead our strategic initiatives and ensure that all projects meet the high bar of excellence. You will partner with SRE subject matter experts and engineers across the company to transform how we run our infrastructure. You will help define how Dropbox mitigates million-dollar risks and promote best practices that improve how developers produce, run and monitor their services. Your insights will ensure we’re passionate about solving the most important problems for the maximum benefit. You are comfortable driving massive projects which span many teams, have a strong interest in doing the right thing for our users and always think critically and strategically about infrastructure impact to Dropbox. You are equally at home explaining your analyses and project recommendations to executives as you would be discussing the technical merits of solution to wider audiences.


  • Scale and own all programs across the Incident Management lifecycle including: incident response best practices, incident commander program, post-mortem improvement program, and incident reporting/trends.
  • Develop repeatable processes to build insights from outages
  • Create mechanisms and opportunities to apply insights at scale
  • Ensure reliability (availability, durability, feature degradation, performance) risks are addressed promptly
  • Partner with teams to establish a shared vision and promote adoption for reliability initiatives
  • Develop roadmaps for availability programs and communicate progress to our engineering stakeholders, including executives


  • 10+ years overall experience as a technical program manager in infrastructure, SRE or DevOps engineer
  • Experience driving diverse or company-wide programs
  • Proven ability and experience to influence, develop productive working relationships, and lead technical teams and key stakeholders from different business functions.
  • A diverse technical acumen—actively contribute to technical discussions, proactively identify challenges and risks, working closely with engineers and product manager on addressing challenges, and form mitigation plans
  • You enjoy working on ambiguous problems and teasing out trade offs.
  • You have the ability to communicate complex plans effectively.
  • You are able to bring order to a complex situation with various stakeholders approaching a strategic problem in different ways.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills. Effective problem-solving skills.
  • Exercise technical judgment to keep goals for programs, projects and products attainable within a given timeline.

Benefits and Perks

  • 100% company paid individual medical, dental, & vision insurance coverage
  • 401k + company match
  • Market competitive total compensation package
  • Free Dropbox space for your friends and family
  • Wellness Reimbursement
  • Generous vacation policy
  • 10 company paid holidays
  • Volunteer time off
  • Company sponsored tech talks (technology and other relevant professional topics)
Dropbox is an equal opportunity employer. We are a welcoming place for everyone, and we do our best to make sure all people feel supported and connected at work. A big part of that effort is our support for members and allies of internal groups like Asians at Dropbox, BlackDropboxers, Latinx, Pridebox (LGBTQ), Vets at Dropbox, Women at Dropbox, ATX Diversity (based in Austin, Texas) and the Dropbox Empowerment Network (based in Dublin, Ireland).

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