Senior Technical Program Manager

Senior Technical Program Manager

What you'll do at

SEM Engineering team is a part of Growth at Walmartlabs and is in charge of optimizing paid and free search for walmart.com. We are tasked with optimizing ad spend on RoAS while making sure as many items from our catalogue as practical get conversion, while doing it at scale, meaning, the traffic quality should be maintained regardless of amount of ad spend. We use data science methods to dynamically modify keyword and product ad bids across top search engine providers. The team is responsible for building data pipelines and API integrations enabling us to do so, with concerns of SLA and data quality squarely in focus, as well as building internal tool to provide our business partners control and visibility of SEM operations. Our challenge is immense. Presently, the catalog is expanding by 10s of thousands of items daily and keyword universe is growing by 10s of thousands monthly.


We are looking for an experienced Technical PM, who wishes to evolve their career by helping SEM team drive collaboration enabling technological foundation for continuous optimization of PPC ad spend on search engines by improving usability, scalability and stability of our web-based tools, both customer-facing and internal, ensuring data quality of our pipelines, and, most importantly, upholding highest possible standard of SEO and SEM compliance across the pages of Walmart.com.

Minimum Qualifications


  • The technical program manager should have at least a bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems (MIS), or a related engineering field, training or equivalent work experience.
  • In addition, they will have one or more certifications from PMI (the Project Management Institute) that demonstrate understanding of the fundamentals of project management, knowledge of the terminology, and processes of effective project management.
  • The technical program manager should have superior communications skills, since they mediate disputes, as well as resolve scheduling and asset utilization conflicts.
  • 5+ years full lifecycle project management experience in a large scale and time sensitive software development environment.
  • 3+ years of eCommerce Program or Project Management experience.
  • Experience in managing SEM specific engineering projects is preferred
  • Strong experience with Agile Project Management
  • Comfortable presenting to and persuading at the Director and Vice Presidential level.
  • Comfortable in a fast paced, growing environment.
  • Intellectual curiosity and attention to detail
  • Understands product development and software lifecycle in leading technology companies
  • Great partner to Product Management, both participating in and driving agile development process

Preferred Qualifications


  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification


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Imagine working in an environment where one experiment can catapult an entire industry toward a smarter future. That’s what we do at Walmart Labs. We’re a team of 5,000+ software engineers, data scientists, designers and product managers within Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, delivering innovations that improve how our customers shop and our enterprise operates.
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