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Microsoft Corporation Principal Program Manager in Redmond, Washington

Autonomous vehicles hold the promise of a safer, more productive, more sustainable future. 95% of vehicle accidents are attributable to human error, and autonomous vehicles can help significantly address the 1.35M deaths and 20-50M injuries every year worldwide.

Microsoft’s Autonomous Driving team is creating the world’s best hyper-scale platform for the development of autonomous vehicles. The team works with key transportation customers and technology partners to build an end-to-end solution for the development and continuous improvement of autonomous capabilities, spanning ADAS through L4/L5. In this role, you will collaborate with teams across Azure, including core cloud infrastructure (compute, networking, and storage), edge computing and ML/AI. Join our team and be part of a strategic initiative with industry-wide impact.


We are looking for an energetic, customer-obsessed Principal Program Manager for product management of our autonomous driving platform. This will involve:

  • Enhancing and communicating a strategic product roadmap

  • Creating product innovations that disrupt the market

  • Delivery of E2E customer scenarios, in partnership with the development team

  • Deep engagements with customers and partners at the technical and business level

  • Driving customer adoption and business growth

  • Competitive and market analysis

Success in this role will involve identifying, engaging with and delivering successful customer solutions for marquee customers. You should have strong technical and analytical skills coupled with excellent collaboration, communication and coordination skills. You should also demonstrate strong strategic thinking, with the ability to deeply understand customer requirements, identify new ways of looking at problems and uncover opportunities. You should be a creative problem solver, with the ability to lead virtual teams through ambiguity and, of course, have a clear passion for partners and customers.


Basic Qualification:

  • 5+ years of professional technical program or product management experience

  • BA/BS or MS degree in computer science, engineering or related disciplines

  • Customer and partner engagement and business development experience

  • Strong technical background and solid foundation in software engineering principles and architecture desige

Preferred Qualification:

  • MBA

  • Automotive industry experience preferred

  • Self-motivated, self-directed, and able to lead and motivate a high-energy team

  • Excellent written and oral communication

  • Strong cross-team collaboration skills

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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