IT Program Manager

Job Locations US-San Francisco
Req No.
Information Technology

Company Overview

Riverbed solutions help companies transition from legacy hardware to a new software-defined and cloud-centric approach to networking and application delivery for the digital age. The Riverbed Application Performance Platform™ takes Riverbed’s SD-WAN solution for agile networking that really works, and adds to this digital backbone industry-leading solutions for WAN optimization and hybrid networking, for branch IT orchestration, and for end-to-end visibility from device to cloud. All these solutions are integrated in a flexible, modular, digital architecture that delivers any apps, data and services from any public or private cloud across any network to any end-point, with the best possible user experience as determined by business policy.


Riverbed is a pre-IPO opportunity with over $1 billion in revenue headquartered in San Francisco with branch offices around the globe.



The IT Program Manager is responsible for the success of our IT and Infrastructure Projects.  The Program Manager will plan, work with team members to execute, and ensure the projects are completed on time and within budget.  The PM will work within the scope in accordance with business priorities.  Throughout the lifecycle of the project, the Program Manager tracks project status and manages project teams to mitigate issues and risks. 

The PM will do the following: 

  • Gather and document requirements for business or IT initiatives and projects
  • Provide budget estimates
  • Prepare detailed project plans/schedules to meet project goals
  • Develops and manages program operating costs, requests budget allocation and reallocations, ensures program is within budget
  • Assemble and manage the project team to ensure deliverables remain on schedule, within scope, and within budget
  • Prepare and maintain all project documentation throughout the project lifecycle
  • Manage project scope by enforcing change control procedures
  • Manage project issues and risks
  • Conduct project kick-off and team meetings
  • Establish and measure project performance metrics
  • Prepare project status reports and present project performance updates to senior management


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to communicate to various levels of management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to easily adapt to a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
  • Experience making presentations to stakeholders and business associates
  • Experience with IT procurement and vendor relationship management preferred
  • Knowledge of PMI’s project management methodology and best practices
  • Experience in SDLC and Agile methodologies
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer related field
  • PMP (Project Management Professional) certified or equivalent experience

Additional Experience a Plus:

  • M&A experience
  • Technical background/experience in any of the following areas: sys admin, network engineering, or cloud experience (Azure, AWS)

Why Riverbed Technology?

If you are a high-achiever who wants to be part of a dynamically growing, billion dollar plus company, then you should look closely at Riverbed.  We offer the rewarding experience of working with the best minds in the industry that are changing the world through cutting edge technology and applications. The company has been recognized multiple years for attracting and retaining today’s top talent as a great place to work by Glassdoor, Fortune magazine’s 20 Great Workplaces in Tech and by numerous other publications.


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Riverbed is proud to be an affirmative action (AA) and equal employment opportunities (EEO) employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.






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