Director, Technical Escalations

  • 305 Main St, Redwood City, CA 94063, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

PubMatic is a digital advertising technology company for premium content creators. The PubMatic platform empowers independent app developers and publishers to control and maximize their digital advertising businesses. PubMatic’s publisher-first approach enables advertisers to maximize ROI by reaching and engaging their target audiences in brand-safe, premium environments across ad formats and devices. Since 2006, PubMatic has created an efficient, global infrastructure and remains at the forefront of programmatic innovation. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, PubMatic operates 13 offices and six data centers worldwide.

PubMatic is a registered trademark of PubMatic, Inc.  Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Job Description

PubMatic is immediately hiring an experienced Director, Technical Escalations to lead our global technical support teams. We are looking for a mature leader who isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty, and at the same time can pull up and communicate a broader vision. This role is based in Redwood City.

In this role, you will define the support framework required to meet the demands of our global customer base.  To do so, you can clearly articulate how we need to adjust across process, product and people to build a top-tier technical escalations team.  You have a proven track record of partnering with fellow leaders across Engineering, Product and Customer Success to identify and close gaps in how our teams collaborate.  Lastly, you can make good on service expectations by effectively managing the teams to these new targets.   


  • Lead the Technical Escalations, Big Data Reporting and Ad Quality Operations teams (all based in Pune, India)  
  • Build executable playbooks for customer support activities, including issue resolution, cross departmental workflows, and escalation management 
  • Drive regular reviews to assess and ensure positive customer sentiment and spot new opportunities or issues 
  • Track team achievement, identify root causes of gaps, and solve for those gaps in scalable way 
  • Identify and implement opportunities for product or engineering automation to maximize operational efficiency 
  • Partner with Engineering leadership to build scalable team training programs 
  • Partner with Customer Success leadership to identify and train on skillsets that can be scaled to customer teams 
  • Focal point, as needed, for customer escalations (technical expert representing team on high-priority issues) 
  • Train and mentor team members on approaches and practices for root cause analysis, issue resolution, and customer communications 
  • Travel to our Pune (India) office about twice a year
  • Orient the team towards proactive opportunity identification and customer-first resolution
  • Build positive team culture in which people are valued, supported and challenged  
  • Part of management team that owns the results against key organizational metrics (e.g. Revenue, NPS) 


  • 8+ years of prior technical escalation management experience for a high availability, SaaS product
  • Coding skills in Apache Hive, JavaScript and databases
  • 3+ years people management experience of an offshore team 
  • Ability and willingness to travel to our Pune (India) office about twice a year
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a fast-paced company 
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies quickly and independently 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, both with technical communication with offshore teams and with customers / customer-facing teams 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and desire to work collaboratively 
  • Bachelors or MS in Computer Science / Engineering 

Nice to Have: 

  • Experience supporting a Platform as a Service (PAAS) or Advertising Technology 
  • Experience in a startup environment



Additional Information

PubMatic is proud to be an equal opportunity employer; we don’t just value diversity, we promote and celebrate it. 

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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