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Microsoft Corporation Program Manager, Diversity & Inclusion Programs in Redmond, Washington

In Cognition, people—not devices—are at the center of everything we do. Our tech moves beyond screens and pixels, creating a new reality aimed at bringing us closer together—whether that’s scientists “meeting” on the surface of a virtual Mars or some yet undreamt-of possibility. To get there, we’re incorporating diverse groundbreaking technologies, from the revolutionary Holographic Processing Unit to computer vision, machine learning, human-computer interaction, and more. We’re a growing team of talented engineers and artists putting technology on a human path across all Windows devices, including Microsoft HoloLens, the Internet of Things, phones, tablets, desktops, and Xbox. We believe there must be a better way. If you do too, we need you!

Cognition is seeking a Program Manager, Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Programs to help Cognition’s people operations set goals, scale operations and create operational strategy. The ideal candidate will deeply understand Diversity & Inclusion principles and will exercise sharp program management skills to scale initiatives across a >1,000 person, geographically diverse organization.

The Program Manager of D&I will author strategy white papers on D&I, present strategy and KPIs to Technical Fellows and Corporate Vice Presidents and work across recruiting, Human Resources, operations and engineering stakeholders throughout Microsoft.

This is a role that operates from the Cognition Executive Office and on behalf of the AI and MR business across Microsoft with the goal of connecting D&I strategy to execution and scaling new and existing programs. If you want to work at the epicenter of AI and Mixed Reality in the industry to help us usher in a new computing paradigm - we want you!


  • Defining strategy and scaling multiple, concurrently running Diversity & Inclusion initiatives across a growing and geographically diverse engineering organization specializing in Mixed Reality and Artificial Intelligence

  • Authoring strategy whitepapers and presenting D&I initiatives, outcomes and strategies to a leadership team of Technical Fellows and Corporate Vice Presidents on a recurring basis

  • Leading the product management lifecycle of culture programs, applications and inclusion tools across a large organization

  • Designing Diversity & Inclusion OKRs (Objectives & Key Results) that directly contribute to and advance the long-range organizational goals

  • Establishing relationships with key stakeholders across Human Resources, Recruiting, Operations, Strategy and Engineering to communicate and scale stakeholder and employee involvement initiatives


Basic Qualifications:

  • An unyielding and demonstrated passion, knowledge and patience for the development of diversity & inclusion initiatives and principles

  • At least three years of experience scaling diversity and inclusion initiatives from ideas to operationally efficient programs and/or managing complex programs with emphasis on Diversity & Inclusion

  • Exceptional written communication skills to write actionable strategy papers

  • Exceptional interpersonal and collaboration skills to work with larges teams

  • Experience creating and reporting outcomes on OKRs (Objectives & Key Results) or Key Performance Indicators across multiple products, programs or initiatives

  • Program, product, operational management experience

Preferred Qualifications include:

  • Exceptional verbal communication skills to present complex programs to executives

  • Quantitative and market analysis skills to evaluate trends in the technology industry hiring with special emphasis on AI and Mixed Reality

  • At least five years of experiences in Program Management, Product Management, Diversity & Inclusion or Operations

  • Engineering and Program Management backgrounds preferred

  • Experience leading and scaling teams of indirect reports

  • An understanding of the AI and Mixed Reality business and products


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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