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Microsoft Corporation Senior Program Manager in Redmond, Washington

Do you have a passion for working on platforms that impact billions of users and empowering the teams in getting high quality features in the hands of those customers faster? Does the prospect of leveraging the cloud to create a world class engineering system excite you? Are you excited by driving technology strategy and vision? Satya has stated in his keynote speech, “I want our best engineers to work on our engineering systems”. This is an exciting time to be working on the Engineering Systems - big challenges, big opportunities, big impact.

The Engineering Systems Test Automation Platform team is looking for an experienced Sr. Program Manager responsible for developing and implementing the all-up test content strategy for OS validation, with a focus on customer validation experiences as well as driving strategic business vison. This role requires both broad and deep technology knowledge and the ability to drive strategy and solutions by mapping common customer business problems to reusable end-to-end technology solutions. A solid understanding of software development lifecycle and demonstrated ability to engage in senior level business and technology decision maker's discussions related to agility, business value, and end to end information technology.

The Test Automation Platform (TAP) team is an integral part of COSINE Engineering Systems team. We boldly pursue big ideas that power transformational advances at Microsoft and for our customers, while helping Microsoft teams work smarter, faster and more securely every day. We provide quality service solutions that enable Windows, XBOX, IOT, HoloLens and Azure to easily validate the quality of their components and technologies to empower the organization to release with high quality and velocity. We are engineers, technology leaders and experts, digital transformation change agents, and customer advocates. We have exciting opportunities for you to innovate, influence, transform, inspire and grow within our organization and we encourage you to apply to learn more!

Responsibilities

  • Define the vision, strategy and roadmap for test content strategy and establishing key goals and targets.

  • Partnering closely with Engineering teams to delivering best-in-class test content evaluation and recommendation solutions and experiences that helps OS validation that contributes to overall improvement in the OS quality while being effective as a business

  • Provide hands on program management during analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, and post implementation phases

  • Use insights to continuously optimize the strategy, roadmap, and messaging channels.

  • Cross group collaboration with all the feature teams and strong customer advocacy as we continually engage with customers directly to ensure we deliver an amazing solution that meets their needs.

  • Driving the right communication strategy and own executive reviews for the project.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Strong customer empathy and advocacy, with a real desire to deliver great value to our customers and partners

  • Demonstrated excellence at presenting complex development topics to both executive and technical personnel through effective communication and influencing skills

  • Self-starter, energizing, results oriented, and able to multi-task

  • Collaborative leadership skills - exhibits willingness to engage other business partners within the organization, is innovative, creative and a team player with a solution-based approach to capture opportunities and remove barriers

  • Proven track record for sound decision: takes proactive steps to generate results, uses data and other inputs to make decisions, owns decision, and takes accountability for work using strong organizational and analytical skills

  • 6+ years' experience in a software development or program manager role managing software projects

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field

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.

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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 https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest .

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