Program Manager

San Francisco

Here at Sysdig, we’re what you might call container-obsessed. It starts with our unique technology, which listens to the heart of the operating system to surface the deepest data with the least overhead. From there, we’ve created the first-ever Container Intelligence Platform, which proactively uncovers issues before they manifest, and allows for deep digging to solve the most complex problems.

As the first Program Manager at Sysdig, your charter is to enable our Global Engineering Organization to overcome and remove obstacles towards product features release. You will play a critical part in understanding the dependency of various functions, enforce the dependency. You are a lifelong learner in helping the teams to identify ways to improve from release to release. An ideal candidate would have worked as a primary catalyst in a technology start-up and/or have a strong interest in SaaS technologies and have experience in working in a fast-paced environment.


Role Responsibilities:

  • Lead cross-functional geographically distributed core team to manage the execution of program plans including feature prioritization and scoping, resource conflicts, scheduling, progress tracking, issue resolution, product release, and maintenance
  • Understand the dependency within the teams and enforce the dependency for greater success
  • Evaluate, create and alter process based on the current team and size
  • Promote continuous improvement practices at the program level for all the functions.
  • Responsible for program level logistics, such as creating timelines, milestones, and cadence of increments and releases
  • Participate in product strategy and roadmap planning


Required Qualifications:

  • 8-10 years of Engineering program management experience  
  • BS/ BA degree is required
  • Strong experience and interest in the SaaS/ Cloud/ IT Security Technology is highly desired
  • Experience in software development in an Agile environment, support, project management
  • Ability to perform effectively in an ambiguous or loosely structured environment
  • Effective negotiation skills, problem-solving and prioritization skills effective interaction with various layers of the organization including the management team


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in a high-growth environment, setting up new processes is highly preferred
  • Certified SCRUM Master or equivalent certification
  • Jira/Github or similar tools


Why work at Sysdig?

  • We’re a well funded startup that already has a large enterprise customer base.
  • We have a pragmatic, approachable culture, from the CEO down.
  • We have an organizational focus on delivering value to customers.
  • Our open source tools ( are widely used and loved by technologists & developers.
  • We have fun team with company events, beer outings, and lots of espresso (if you’re into that).


Along with top notch health insurance coverage, we offer a variety of benefits and perks, such as:

  • 401k with company matching up to 3%
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Monthly self-improvement grant – spend on yourself however you see fit!
  • Weekly team lunches and snacks every day of the week
  • Monthly house cleaning allowance
  • Fun team with company events and lots of espresso

Are you ready to join us?

We're excited to receive your application.

Sysdig is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.