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Engineering Operations Program Manager



Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

About Team & About Role

Rubrik is looking for a Engineering Operations Program Manager that will report to the VP of Engineering Operations. You’ll be given authority to create and improve programs and processes to continually level-up the Engineering organization. Engineering Operations at Rubrik encompasses everything from engineering onboarding, intern hiring, tech blog development, developer productivity initiatives, headcount tracking, and software tools procurement to management of large technical horizontal cross functional initiatives that require knowledge of software development processes. We are looking for someone technically sharp and analytical but also has a knack for understanding business and strategic needs of an organization. You’ll be instrumental in scaling the Rubrik’s Engineering organization globally with engineers currently located in Palo Alto, Bangalore, and Tel Aviv.

You are comfortable working with tech executives, and are able to make effective decisions and execute for the VP of Engineering Operations to allow better coverage for the growing demands of the Engineering organization. You should have executive communication skills, as well as be proficient at running technical executive meetings. You are self-directed and a strategic problem solver. Finally, you are able to handle complexity and ambiguity with proven ability to drive multiple programs concurrently and manage competing priorities.

What You’ll Do:

  • Partner with the Engineering leadership and relevant functions to continue to build organizational rigor across the entire engineering organization
  • Develop an understanding of each team's function within the Rubrik products portfolio to be able to facilitate removing roadblocks as they arise. These may include but aren’t limited to resource constraints, software needs, further collaboration across teams outside of engineering etc.
  • Drive technical & strategic programs across Engineering and build strong partnerships with key cross-functional stakeholders including but not limited to Product Management, Information Security, IT and Finance to drive business goals and ensure program success
  • Develop collaterals (presentations, pre-reads, communications) for the VP of Engineering Operations on engineering initiatives as needed
  • Lead by influence, motivating extended team members that are not direct reports to deliver agreed upon timelines
  • Escalate key issues as appropriate, using good judgment based on knowledge of the issue and impacts
  • Own & manage the existing OKR process by driving the development of quarterly goals, ensuring mid-quarter check-in on progress, and wrap up the quarter by scoring goals and establishing goals for the next quarter.
  • Own & manage the existing Quarterly business review process including determining if template changes are needed and facilitating execution of the changes and communication broadly across the teams
  • Own and drive procurement activities for the licensing of software for engineering including embedded software in Rubrik products as well as tools needed by engineers.
  • Assist in the management and tracking of Engineering budgets including making recommendations for optimization

Experience You’ll Need:

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical field
  • 10+ years of experience managing technical projects ideally in a software engineering domain.
  • 5+ years of experience,preferably in an engineering organization, in designing and establishing processes to build strength and improve rigor in execution, quality and organizational health.
  • Experience working with a product or service from conception, implementation to go-to-market activities would be desirable
  • Current or previous experience as a chief of staff and/or leadership in operational roles within an engineering organization desirable
  • Excellent networking and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to collaborate across teams and levels.
  • Capable of strong individual contribution and influence across non-direct reporting teams
  • Proven track record in project and business management with outstanding attention to detail
  • Experience leading and executing projects in a complex organizational environment and work on several diverse projects at the same time
  • Superb communication skills in both verbal and written forms, with the ability to craft and deliver content to operating teams as well as senior executives.
  • Ability to excel in ambiguity and demonstrate solid judgment and rigor in a fast-paced environment.


The minimum and maximum base salaries for this role are posted below; additionally, the role is eligible for bonus potential, equity and benefits. The range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the role based on U.S. location. Within the range, the salary offered will be determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.
US Pay Range
$159,700$239,500 USD

About Rubrik:

Rubrik (NYSE: RBRK) is on a mission to secure the world’s data. With Zero Trust Data Security™, we help organizations achieve business resilience against cyberattacks, malicious insiders, and operational disruptions. Rubrik Security Cloud, powered by machine learning, secures data across enterprise, cloud, and SaaS applications. We help organizations uphold data integrity, deliver data availability that withstands adverse conditions, continuously monitor data risks and threats, and restore businesses with their data when infrastructure is attacked.

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