LocationRedmond, WA
Date AddedMarch 21, 2015
Open Positions1

Do you have a passion for marketing technology, and have strong strategic marketing, leadership and business skills? Do you want to influence the growth of one of the largest cloud businesses at Microsoft? Do you want to be at the heart of Microsoft's transition to the Cloud and help developers build the next generation of modern applications and hybrid cloud solutions? If so, then the Data Platform Marketing team has an opportunity for you.

The Data Platform Marketing team is looking for an experienced product marketer who can drive our marketing strategy for our cloud database offerings and lead a team to continue to accelerate our business momentum and drive customer adoption and usage. The team will drive our engagement with the developer community for building new mobile and cloud applications with Microsoft's data services as well as support the onramp of our existing customers and community to the cloud and embracing cloud-based and hybrid solutions. This is an end-to-end product management role that requires strategic thinking and business leadership skills, as well as a passion for technology and/or data.

As Director, you will work with engineering and business leaders to drive our messaging and positioning and marketing strategy across our portfolio of data services to key communities to win against other cloud database alternatives. You will influence the product roadmap, help define new consumption models, and shape product strategy as customers evolve from traditional, to cloud-based environments. You will collaborate with other leaders in technical product management, product planning, engineering, segment marketing, and other product and marketing groups to achieve success. Most important, you must be able to build and nurture a high-performance product marketing team to meet and exceed aggressive business goals.

Specific responsibilities include the following:

- Deeply understand cloud market dynamics, competitors, product levers and developer needs to help grow the data platform business. Develop insights to deliver the right solutions and messaging to market.
- Develop a marketing strategy for driving awareness, adoption and usage of our portfolio of data services and lead the team to effectively orchestrate against this strategy.
- Launch new cloud capabilities and new cloud services to the market owning messaging and position, and related launch content to the field, development community, partners, press, and analysts.
- Lead disclosure strategy in partnership with product planning and communications/AR/PR.
- Define content framework against key cloud offerings and build content to support our marketing conversations and land compelling business value and scenarios.
- Understand customer adoption of data services, and partner with IT Pro and developer marketing on strategies to drive market awareness and developer and ISV adoption.
- Work with our field and partner readiness teams to ensure your strategy, roadmap, value proposition, positioning & messaging is effectively communicated to drive and accelerate our sales motions.
- Represent cloud data services in internal and industry speaking engagements and as spokesperson.
- Ability to develop CxO level relationships and lead strategic initiatives at an executive level.
- Engage with engineering and provide feedback into product planning to guide product roadmaps.


- Candidate should have 7-10+ years of related work experience.
- Additional qualifications include minimum years of product planning, product management, technical product management or program management experience.
- We are looking for a highly motivated, results-driven marketer and leader, who has strong technical aptitude and business acumen.
- Candidate must be able to generate high-impact ideas, clearly prioritize, manage a small team across multiple projects simultaneously and drive them to completion.
- Candidate must have a proven ability to work across virtual teams and motivate others within and across groups.
- This position requires excellent oral and written communications abilities, and strong interpersonal skills including the ability to interact with technical and business leaders.
- The candidate should be familiar with data or cloud technologies. MBA is preferred.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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