Senior Product Marketing Manager - Dev Tools - in Redmond, WA


TitleSenior Product Marketing Manager - Dev Tools -
CategoryMarketing
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMarketing
Date AddedDecember 5, 2014
Open Positions1

Do you want to help define the future of software development? Are you passionate about taking to market innovative solutions that help our customers strike the tough balance between agility, quality, and scale in their software development investments? Are you passionate about the opportunities to deliver solutions that will enable enterprises to move at the velocity of start-ups, and start-ups to deliver enterprise grade quality, in developing modern software powered by cloud scale services and can be experienced across devices? Are you passionate about taking to market solutions that will make it simple for organizations of any size to transition to a services and continuous delivery cadence? If you are going YES, YES, YES, and YES in your head at this point...then how much more excited would you be if presented with the opportunity to define and drive Microsoft's differentiated, hybrid Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution? If your pulse is racing at this time, you are very likely looking at the job description that could be an opportunity of a lifetime for you.

We are redefining the notion of software development and modern app lifecycle management here in the Developer Division at Microsoft. We have taken major strides forward with the release of Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio Online - first party services and solutions on Microsoft Azure for development tools and ALM services. The journey however is just getting started on the many fascinating opportunities that we have to redefine the notion of software development on-premises, in the cloud, and across devices. And all of this exciting transformation is happening at a time when the Visual Studio business is experiencing unprecedented growth and market leadership! We have a HUGE opportunity to continue this business growth and leadership as we transform our business to the cloud.

As a Senior Product Marketing Manager for Application Lifecycle Management, you will be responsible for taking to market our hybrid ALM offering including on-premises capabilities and new cloud tools and services for developing apps and the app lifecycle. Taking to market in this context entails innovative product/service solutions, differentiated value propositions to retain and grow existing customers and compete to win new customers and new business models and offerings to drive adoption and grow revenue of Visual Studio and Azure.

In doing all of this, you will work with and across product engineering, the field, key influencers and a variety of cross-functional teams. You will be expected to wear multiple hats, part technical and part business, and juggle multiple balls with finesse in sustaining a rapid flow of innovation in taking new value to the market in rapid iterations. We are in the early stages of our cloud services journey and currently shipping service updates at a monthly cadence, while continuously learning, adapting, and improving our services delivery practices across engineering and marketing.

The following are some indicators to help you determine if you would be a good fit for our team and we for you:
o You have at least 5 year's software development experience, including application lifecycle management market. And you believe that there are many opportunities for innovation in tools and solutions that accelerate the efficiency of software development
o You have at least 3 year's domain expertise within release management, application deployment or other DevOps processes; including software development lifecycle from initial requirements to deployment into production to ongoing monitoring
o You have made significant contributions to marketing online services especially in the enterprise and exude passion in enabling our customers' journey to the cloud
o You believe that continuous learning is the key to sustained growth and success. You are always part-professional and part-student, someone who can constantly contribute unique value and absorb/apply new learning's
o You have a relentless drive for continuous innovation and improvement and for changing the status quo when there exist opportunities to do things more effectively and better
o You have no fear in taking on big challenges and navigating unchartered waters
o You have a strong technical foundation in software development, have not lost touch in being hands-on, and are also business savvy with innovative ideas on new business models for technology solutions
o You can be an awesome individual contributor and a great team player
o You are a people leader - people will follow you for your passion and you can bring people together from many different organizations to deliver a unified vision and execution plan

If this sounds like you, then wait no further. Reach out to us immediately to discuss and explore this opportunity. We would love to talk to you more about what we do, and the opportunities to join us and help drive big shifts in the world of software development.

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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