Microsoft Corporation Sr Program Mgr in Redmond, Washington

Helping developers solve real world problems is at the core of both Microsoft as well as our customer and partner success. In the Commercial Software Engineering (CSE) team, our Program Managers and Engineers share a common passion for listening to and working with developers. We go where they go. We sit and code with them to learn and understand. When it makes sense, we provide technology options from Microsoft to help and we always share insights and feedback to MSFT Engineering teams to help improve our products. Come be a part of an amazing team that is passionate about transforming how Microsoft engages with developers, engineering teams and our field.

CSE’s EEE (Engineering Engagement and Evangelism) organization is chartered with defining shared technical priorities in partnership with Engineering teams; then driving direct developer engagements, readiness, feedback and insights supporting a worldwide engineering focused organization who plays a leading role in accelerating Microsoft platform priorities usage and adoption across Azure, AI, Office and Windows. We also directly lead early developer-partner engagements with many of the most innovative and compelling companies building software today!

Our EEE Program Management (e3PM) team is looking for a Senior Program Manager who shares our team’s passion and thrives in situations where you are sought as the thought leader; who can just as easily communicate recommendation to senior-level execs as roll up your sleeves to help get practical work complete. Working across multiple teams, this roll will be responsible for:

  • Inbound alignment, engagement planning and feedback for programs across Microsoft 365 and Azure.

  • Provide timely analysis and market insights that help shape technology, and business scenarios for engagement programs and feedback in the Azure space.

  • Lead our process to define, release and monitor direct technical and “code-with” related programs and efforts working in a highly collaborative environment with engineer and program managers around the world as well as with MSFT Engineering teams in Redmond.

In a world where we are updating our Microsoft developer platforms almost every quarter, both these efforts are ultra-complex, multi-variable problem spaces that require collaboration with many different Microsoft organizations within CSE and beyond.

This role will require the skills of a typical engineering Program Manager: owning and driving working groups, enumerating work items, ownership, milestones and timetables, driving operational model, status reporting, and working to continuously improve operational cross team collaboration and results.

We are seeking a candidate with the following characteristics:

  • Thrive in practical hands on efforts in highly collaborative environment that include a range of stakeholders across Engineering, Program Management and field teams.

  • Good decision-making skills, conflict resolution, and follow through.

  • Data driven with a passion to use data to understand, improve and maximize impact.

  • Detail oriented with ability to author and communicate plans in way that everyone understands priorities and what needs to get done.

  • Proven record of Program Management or product planning success.

  • You excel at working with other teams and getting agreement on timelines and schedule.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience supporting engineering practices with a proven track record of working closely with large development teams.

  • Minimum of 3 years in Program Management or Software Development, demonstrating a sense of commitment to end-to-end product or service quality, completeness and the resulting user experience for the life of products and services.

  • An understanding of cloud computing technologies, and emerging technical trends.

  • Specific understanding of Microsoft’s or competitors Cloud Compute platform (IaaS, PaaS, Containers and other hybrid compute technologies) is highly desired.

  • BS/BA degree or equivalent

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances.