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Microsoft Corporation Principal SW Program Manager - Growth Mindset - CSI / Azure - Cloud Server Infrastructure in Redmond, Washington

Cloud Server Infrastructure (CSI) is looking for a Principal Program Manager to be a part the fast pace and exciting business of Azure. Our CSI Cloud Hardware Experience Engineering Team is looking for a strong, experienced, energetic and hands on Program Manager to drive security compliance for our CSI Org.

This is your chance to be part of the most exciting end to end teams within Microsoft. Up for the challenge?



We are looking for a highly motivated Principal Program Manager with a track record in driving security initiative and strategy for an organization. We are looking for a technical PM to come help us define and develop security requirements for our innovative hardware solutions that powers Azure. We need an experience PM who can be the liaison to the Azure security, and can coordinate security efforts with other Azure Engineering Groups. This role will be focusing on our team’s security compliance with Azure standard and leading the effort to resolve any security incident for Azure Hardware/Firmware. Besides of driving security compliance, specifically, we are focused on preventive action for any security threat in the Live Site. In addition, you will be responsible for creating the SW/HW security strategy, and reporting status to the leadership team on the health of development.

As a seasoned program manager, you must have a strong desire, passion, and ability to understand customer needs and a willingness to develop holistic approaches to product solutions that delight our customers and exceed their expectations. You should also have an understanding of hardware, firmware, telemetry, algorithms, SW quality, and an unyielding passion for creating products that customer’s fall in love with.


This ideal candidate should have the following skills and experiences:

  • 7+ years of experience as a technical Program Manager or in a technical role with systems experience

  • 3+ years of experience working in the security domain

  • Knowledge of building low-level SW to run on HW e.g. Firmware, BIOS, EC, … etc.

  • Experience in management of complex cross-group, cross-business, cross-disciplinary projects

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, prioritize multiple strategic and tactical options, and drive issues to closure with a high bar on quality

  • Technical savvy. Know how to solve the hard problems, and demonstrate ability to work independently

  • Proven ability to synthesize and communicate solutions to complex technical problems.

  • Exceptional organization and project management skills, e.g. experience with agile project management methodology, TFS, JIRA or similar

  • BS in Computer Science/Computer Engineering/EE or equivalent experience

Bonus qualifications:

  • Project experience working across hardware and low-level (driver, firmware, kernel mode) software teams

  • Experience with Cloud Security & Compliance strategy and requirement creation

  • Data center HW/SW project experience from inception to go live

  • Experience working with software code in one or more languages such as C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, etc.

Microsoft is a highly innovative company that collaborates across disciplines to produce cutting edge cloud technology that changes our world. The Cloud Server Infrastructure (CSI) team in Microsoft’s Azure C+E division is responsible for delivering server infrastructure for Microsoft’s online services. The hardware for operating these services (over 200 and counting), comprises of hundreds of thousands of servers spread globally and applications that reach hundreds of millions of users every day. Our customer-base is growing rapidly, our infrastructure investments are multiplying, and the size of our global infrastructure is increasing by the day - along with the scale of our challenges. Learn more about our team and projects here Azure Hardware Infrastructure at


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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