Technical Project Manager at InStride (Greater LA Area, CA)

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Employer Provided Salary: $89,000-$134,000 Annually
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At InStride, we’re pioneering a new approach to workforce education. Our mission is to enable employers to provide life-changing education to their employees in partnership with the highest-quality global academic institutions. We unlock business and social impact to transform companies and people for the future. 

We believe that a company’s richest resource is their employees, and that investments in people yield the highest returns for individuals, businesses, and society as a whole. That’s why every InStride employee is eligible to enroll in 1,700+ online certificate and degree programs through our Step Forward program. Unlike traditional tuition reimbursement programs, InStride covers your tuition upfront, regardless of your course of study, degree type, or school. The Step Forward program, along with InStride’s best-in-class employee benefits, are available to all employees from the day they join InStride. 

Read further to see how you can be part of the movement to drive businesses and society forward through life-changing, best-in-class workforce education.

Role Overview

The Technical Project Manager will be a key player in ensuring the success of our Product and Engineering roadmap. This role will be responsible for the successful delivery of projects and communications to all levels of the org; product, project, business, and engineering will be critical. The TPM will be looked to as a servant-leader within their team, helping to identify gaps, remove roadblocks and impediments for the team, and hold all members accountable for a quality delivery.


  • Lead project delivery from concept to completion by collaborating with engineering teams, product management and developing detailed project plans from development to deployment
  • Facilitate team agile ceremonies (standups, grooming, team retrospective and planning sessions)
  • Collaborate with other TPMs to understand cross-team dependencies and prioritize the work to avoid impediments
  • Effectively communicate project status as well as Risks/Issues/Concerns and return to green plans

Ideal Profile

  • 3-5 years of experience managing technical projects in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, developing, and implementing project plans and delivery commitments
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent work experience required
  • Have in-depth experience with both Agile and Waterfall software development methodologies
  • Experienced in multiple full lifecycle software deliveries from business development to final software acceptance
  • Feel comfortable working under tight timetables and high-pressure situations
  • Experience with enterprise level tools including Atlassian tools (Jira/Confluence), GSuite, Okta, AWS
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills including detailing and explaining technical issues
  • Proactive and a “Self-Starter”
  • High EQ, comfort with ambiguity, and a “no job to small” startup mentality
  • Experience with higher education institutions or consulting firms is a plus
  • Industry certifications (e.g., PMP, PMI-ACP, CAPM, or CSM) strongly preferred

InStride is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, medical condition, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please discuss your requested accommodation with our HRBP.

Effective November 1, 2021, all new hires must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation. If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved by the People & Talent team in writing.

For questions on how we use personal information of job applicants, please refer to InStride's Job Applicant Privacy Policy.

Our base compensation amount for this role is targeted at $89,000 - $134,000/yr. All roles include a variable annual bonus amount. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including candidate experience and expertise and may vary from the amounts listed above.

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An Insider's view of InStride

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

This group of smart, highly motivated people work with such a shared sense of urgency and purpose that it makes it easy to navigate the day-to-day challenges of operating a rapidly growing business. I love working and collaborating with colleagues who push me to be my best and who value diversity, integrity, and accountability the way I do.


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How does the company support your career growth?

Lifelong learning is core to the mission of the company but also the goal for our staff, and I think that’s really important. The Step Forward program means a lot to me because I never thought I would go back to school for my master’s and thanks to InStride I’m super excited to enroll.


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