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Microsoft Corporation Principal Program Manager in Redmond, Washington

The Azure Data team focused on open source relational databases is looking for an exceptional Principal Program Manager to develop and deliver on the product strategy with focus on Migrations. Azure database services for MySQL, PostgreSQL and MariaDB are fully managed database services that provides developers the choice to use their favorite open source database engine on Azure. These database services provide built-in high availability, industry leading security features and compliance, and ability to elastically scale compute and storage independently within seconds.

Interested in a start-up like environment, passionate about Data and Cloud Computing technology, driving exponential growth in one of Microsoft’s core data service? Then look no further than the our team within Azure Data!


As a successful Program Manager, you will have the opportunity to work with engineering teams and influence the Migration strategy, develop product specifications, enable external ISVs and partners who are looking to migrate to MySQL, PostgreSQL, or MariaDB offerings, and work directly with customers on their migration needs. This program manager will bring the right mix of technical depth, engineering background, on-line services experience and cross-org collaboration skills to help evolve our migration product strategy, drive product prioritization, and accelerate enterprise customers’ journey to Azure OSS relational database services. If you’re ready to work on the cutting edge security technologies that defends the cloud used by many Fortune 500 companies, while satisfying and exciting thousands of enterprises and millions of small business, this is the role for you.

You have a tremendous opportunity to influence the direction of service, influence the team and grow the service.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of PM experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science or a related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent ability to design, prioritize, plan, and track large scale programs

  • Track record and strong results driving database migrations

  • Technical depth and broad, high-level understanding of system design

  • Customer empathy and experience in shipping customer facing solutions

  • Background or knowledge in distributed systems, database systems and storage are a strong plusThe ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:

  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and leading without authority skills

  • Solid problem-solving skills dealing with ambiguity

  • Customer empathy and experience in shipping customer facing solutions

  • Past experience in building global distributed cloud is a plus

  • Past experience working with open source relational databases or other databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, or Oracle is a plus


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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