Technical Program Manager


Fremont, CA, USA

Full time

$88-300k (annually)


Mar 4

What to Expect

Tesla, Inc. is looking to hire a skilled Technical Program Manager to manage and execute global IT Infrastructure programs. The Technical Program Manager will be responsible for establishing and maintaining positive relationships throughout IT, while delivering timely, viable solutions. This position is based in the Tesla Fremont offices.

Tesla is a fast moving, dynamic environment where flexibility and adaptability are key attributes needed for success. The successful candidate will be a self-starter; motivated with expert overall Program Management expertise.

What You’ll Do

  • Collaborating with teams across the company to plan and drive IT Infrastructure objectives  
  • In this role you'll be gathering requirements, scope, helping prioritization, resources, budget and planning for all phases of the Program life cycle
  • Develop and manage milestones and schedules for the many moving parts that need to come together
  • Interact with diverse technical groups, spanning all organizational levels
  • Work closely with Application Teams, internal IT teams, Manufacturing, Factory teams and Operations team in deploying new applications, environment provisioning, and key IT infrastructure. 
  • Coordinate activities of sub-teams
  • Document and communicate status, issues, and risks in a timely manner to project team and senior management
  • Manage project issues to resolution
  • Serve as the first point of escalation for the project team
  • Build strong relationships between various IT teams

What You’ll Bring

Minimum qualifications:

  • Ability to clearly & concisely communicate complex information to disparate audiences.
  • Hands-on experience with managing large scale IT Infrastructure projects; ability to multitask programs. 
  • Ability to match the Tesla fast pace & culture.
  • 5+ years hands-on experience managing infrastructure initiatives -Datacenter setup/migration, WAN implementation, Disaster recovery setup, Client & Server deployments including large-scale OS upgrades, infrastructure, operations, networking, telecom, and/or security. Experience coordinating complex infrastructure builds a big plus
  • Knowledge of Storage and Database operations - Backup, Archive, Data sizing, replication, masking, Data refresh, Data snapshot
  • Expertise of Application Tiers & Topology; experience with infrastructure sizing and provisioning for applications
  • Technical knowledge and experience using:

·        Office 365

·        Bug and Issue tracking tools like JIRA, Confluence

·        Managing Private and Public cloud infrastructure

  • Strong relationship-building skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality
  • BA/BS in Business Management, Computer Science, Information Systems or a related area. Minimum 5 years of demonstrated experience in leading projects in an enterprise environment; global experience desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify business process issues and drive process improvement.
  • Open-minded self-starter with the ability to adapt, improvise and problem solve.
  • Excellent attention to detail skills and ability to multitask

Compensation and Benefits


Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:

  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
  • Tesla Babies program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

Expected Compensation

$88,000 - $300,000/annual salary + cash and stock awards + benefits

Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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