SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER, Applications and Services Engineering on the Bing product in Bellevue, WA


TitleSENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER
CategoryProgram management (engineering)
LocationBellevue, WA
DivisionApplications and Services Engineering
ProductBing
Date AddedMarch 27, 2015
Open Positions2

Since the beginning of Bing, we set out to do search differently, we believe in empowering people with knowledge and we live this mission every day. Bing is about helping you find and do what you want, when you want it, wherever you are. We started on this mission in 2009 with the Bing search engine, competing against a strong incumbent. We have always known that we cannot out-Google Google, but we have also recognized that in order to compete, our fundamental product and underlying engineering must be strong and we must have scale. That is what we have been focused on building in the last three years. We have come a long way: from a distant #3 to a credible alternative in a global two way race, a promising consumer brand, vastly improved search quality and fundamental infrastructures, and we're integrating an innovative experience across Microsoft Apps and Services, including Office, Skype, Windows, and XBOX.

The Bing Local Search team is looking for an accomplished Program Manager to help us deliver the best possible local search experience in Bing for the United States and other global markets. Our team is chartered with integrating local search experiences across 1st party platforms like Windows, Skype, Office, Maps and including Bing.com. You will be responsible for defining scenarios, metrics and user experience for local search integration as well as ensuring partner dependencies are met in a timely manner. This position will allow you to learn more about how Search works and understand Bing's technology stack end-to-end. You will develop deep expertise in web-scale distributed processing, machine learning, data analytics and big data, and you will have the opportunity to partner with multiple engineering and research teams across Microsoft.

Skills and Experience Required:
o Proven track record with Program Manager core competencies
o Strong customer focus with ability to define high value and engaging task completion scenarios
o History of successfully coordinating cross-team projects and collaborating with partners
o Ability to make trade-offs, negotiate, and build consensus, all while keeping project goals and priorities in mind
o Strong communication skills to effectively land decisions across, partner teams, leadership and organizational boundaries
o Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent

Our team has a culture that is agile, aims high, and takes pride in excellent software craftsmanship. If you are capable and passionate about taking on challenges like these, then this role will provide you the scope and opportunity to have a significant impact across Bing's local search results.

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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Are you looking for an opportunity to create innovative user experiences and work on one of the most exciting products at Microsoft? Can you imagine maps and location services such as recommendations, alerts, and routing becoming more personal, dynamic and integrated across all of Microsoft's products? Would you like to help define how the geospatial platform will contribute to Microsoft's devices and services strategy?
Bing Maps is looking for a talented and motivated Senior Program Manager to define and design the next generation platform (controls and services) powering 1st and 3rd party geospatial experiences like the Windows Maps App and the Bing Maps Website as well as other Microsoft and 3rd party experiences. We're looking for a Program Manager with strong background in API design, information architecture and platform-oriented thinking who can take developer-focused features from conceptualization to delivery. We need people with deep experience in partnering across organizations, gathering requirements, developing scenarios and delivering outstanding designs and functional specs to help set the direction of the geospatial user experience at Microsoft.
Background in mapping technology a plus but not required.
Responsibilities include:
Design developer-focused features for on demand rendering and tile services for mapping
Design developer-facing features that enable them to easily build compelling experiences on mobile devices across Windows, Android and iOS
Design a personalized map and map tile designs for usage on above mobile platforms (requires cartography background)
Work closely with partner teams in ASG, across Microsoft, and through our partner ecosystem
Collaborate with the design team and developers to create seamless and engaging user experiences
Work closely with backend data and platform teams
Work closely with operations to release often and with high quality

Required Skills and Experience:
BS/MS in Computer Science or related field.
Background in mapping, cartography and geospatial areas
8+ years of experience in Program Management from and proven track record in planning, design, execution & release of successful user facing experiences in high-scale services or packaged products
Self-motivated with a demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Technical competence & strong analytical skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong Cross-Team collaboration skills


Pluses:
Experience with building applications for Windows 8
Experience with the following technologies: AJAX, JavaScript, XML, XAML, HTML5, CSS, C#, and C++
Experience with ASP.NET, IIS, and web services
Experience working on short sprint release cycles
Experience building rich client applications
Experience designing platforms for third-party consumption
Passion for online mapping technologies

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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