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Microsoft Corporation Principal Program Manager in Redmond, Washington

Millions of software developers around the world use our tools and services to build software in all languages, on all platforms and devices. It's our mission to help them feel productive and capable. Our focus customer-centered development has helped us create products that people love to use, like Visual Studio Code, and to create services like Visual Studio Live Share that make software development easier and more inclusive.


We're looking for a principal program manager to join our team to help us identify some of the next set of business and product opportunities to grow and delight our customers.

The software development landscape is complex and crowded, so identifying new and unique customer problems and business opportunities is not easy. It will require a deep understanding of the software development business from IDEs and editors to developer services, a willingness to do a tremendous amount of customer development, and a good grounding in business and how to take an opportunity from zero to one.

The ideal candidate will have recent experience as a software developer using modern software development techniques to help create connection with our customer base, as well as experience in product design, early-stage product creation, and good customer development skills. More than that, they'll be skilled at applying a growth mindset to thinking about how we might grow our business, and patience to work through and discard hypotheses to find the best one.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 10+ years in software development and product design

Ideal qualifications

  • Experience working in early-stage technology startups

  • Experience using lean startup techniques to bring product to market

  • Recent experience developing with Visual Studio Code

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 at .

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