PRINCIPAL PROGRAM MANAGER, Microsoft Devices Group on the Surface product in Redmond, WA


TitlePRINCIPAL PROGRAM MANAGER
CategoryHardware Engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
ProductSurface
Date AddedDecember 5, 2014
Open Positions1

Are you passionate about building cool devices and technologies? The Surface Team focuses on building devices that fully express the Windows vision. A fundamental part of our strategy is having desirable and powerful devices that enable the experiences people want, and elicit their excitement. Creating these devices involves a close partnership between hardware and software engineers, designers, and manufacturing. We are currently building the next generation and Surface needs you!

Role & Opportunity:
We are seeking an experienced Program Management Manager who has a proven track record through several product cycles. You will be responsible for leading the definition and development from concept to prototype to implementation. You will work with internal and external partner teams, executive management, architects, development, quality assurance, user experience, operating system, and manufacturing & supply chain teams to align objectives, create functional specifications, implement a plan, and ultimately deliver a high-quality product. The successful candidate will have effective written and oral communication skills, excellent cross-organizational and project management skills and thrive in a highly innovative, evolving and ambiguous environment.

Required skills:
Minimum of 7+ years working as a technical program manager or other engineering discipline defining, driving, and shipping products through multiple ship cycles.
Held responsibility for the creation of functional specifications, project schedules and building plans to deliver against cost, schedule and performance commitments.
Enthusiastic, attention to detail, results oriented, organized, motivated and self-driven.
Strong strategic leadership and analytical skills.
Solid critical thinking and questioning skills.
High degree of flexibility - willing to fill in the gaps rather than relying on others.
Strong technical background, especially in electrical or electronics engineering, with a passion for shipping products.
Experience with hardware design.
Experience with hardware partner development is a plus.
Bachelor Degree required or equivalent experience

Responsibilities:
Define product investments to enable vision.
Justify and prioritize the feature set against the vision and strategy.
Write detailed functional or requirement specifications that enable product engineering to execute.
Align investments with internal / external partner teams.
Evangelize the feature set across engineering, business and senior leadership.
Drive the execution and delivery using common engineering tools, triage, tracking and reporting aligning to product milestones.
Anticipate risks; assess, mitigate, and manage accordingly.
Organize and present program reviews/status to engineering, business, and senior management.
Develop and protect intellectual property.
Domestic and international travel required.

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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