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Microsoft Corporation Principal Program Manager in Redmond, Washington

The Microsoft Commercial Cloud - lead by Azure and including Office 365 and Dynamics CRM - is expanding at an unprecedented rate across the globe. Today, Azure is generally available in 46 regions more than Amazon and Google combined. As we drive to be the leading cloud platform in the world, the Azure Global Ecosystem team is looking for a passionate and driven PM to support our cloud growth and expansion across the globe.

Our team resides within the Azure Global team and our focus is to grow the usage and adoption of Azure across several broad, strategic initiatives - such as Azure DevOps security & Privacy etc. We are a passionate group and in search of a program manager who shares our growth mindset and desire to be the global leader in this space.

You will lead a team of technical PMs responsible for implementing a new multi-tenant region environment to address a multi-billion-dollar market opportunity


Primary responsibilities:

  • Manage the end to end engineering relationship to establish a shared strategic technical vision and agenda, with plans, roadmap, programs and feedback efforts that guide Azure Cloud expansion strategy

  • Develop and manage our technical engagement, orchestration model and overall success indicators in partnership with our Infrastructure and Software Engineering counterparts

  • Listen to and understand both customer requirements, translate these into viable technical roadmaps, programs, plans as well as cloud architectures with the ability to communicate up through executive level

  • Share strategy, customer insights, technical collateral and presentations with the ability to adapt for various levels of stakeholders. Internal stakeholders include executive leadership from C+AI, Cloud Supply Chain & Provisioning, Cloud Operations & Innovation and O365

Skills :

  • Strong, demonstrated technical problem solving and communication skills; an ability to define common requirements across a wide range of diverse customers; and a passion for simplicity in design that drives scalability.

  • Significant experience in systems side of software development including one or more of the following: highly scalable infrastructure, server/device health, database engines, network fabric, and software/automation.

  • Demonstrated understanding and experience with system architecture and optimization with a track record of successful solution delivery (e.g. implementing a solution that drives results). Strong cross team skills are required.

  • Demonstrated customer focus and end-to-end thinking across teams and experiences.

  • Critical thinking skills, with the ability to break down ambiguous problems.


Required Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of experience years in professional software development or Program Management is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8+ years in program mgmt experience spanning network, server, infra tooling, and compliance preferred.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Advanced Sciences is necessary.

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.

  • Experience as a key contributor to designing, shipping and operating large-scale, public cloud services.

  • Must have detailed knowledge of Cloud infrastructure and service offerings.

  • 10-25% travel to be expected in this role

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form .

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