How Criteo Engineering Program Managers Spend Their Day

Updated on September 16, 2020

Being industry leaders when it comes to cutting-edge technology is one thing we’re very proud of here at Criteo. And when it comes to our global success, we know there’s something even greater that distinguishes us — our people. With more than 2,500 employees and 30 offices worldwide, the business relies on our employees’ hard work, passion, expertise, and drive to move us forward.

But amazing talent is only one part of the equation. With so many moving parts, we also focus heavily on organization and process. That’s where our Engineering Program Managers (EPMs for short) come in.

EPMs play a critical role at Criteo. They’re the link between our Product managers, who drive product vision, and our R&D teams, who are charged with taking that vision and bringing it to life. They help teams build strategy and produce high-quality solutions efficiently, understanding user and business issues as well as coordinating cross-team technical collaboration.

It’s not an easy job — requirements change daily and EPMs must be able to manage end-to-end projects with keen attention to time management, competing resources, and marketplace needs. But someone has to do it, and the success of our teams depends on it.

Want to see more on the day in the life of an EPM at Criteo? Muleine Lim, Engineering Program Manager Lead / R&D and Olivier Koch, Engineering Program Manager / R&D discuss how EPMs attack their days, what makes them successful, and how they manage their busy schedules. Click over to the Criteo Engineering blog to read what a typical day looks like for a Criteo Engineering Program Manager.

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