Senior Technical Evangelist - DX, Business Development and Evangelism in Redmond, WA


TitleSenior Technical Evangelist - DX
CategoryOperations
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionBusiness Development and Evangelism
Date AddedDecember 5, 2014
Open Positions2

As part of the Developer and Platform Evangelism (DX) organization you will be helping Microsoft show the world what is possible when you bring the very best apps and services experiences together across the broadest range of devices. Whether the audience is focused on the more mobile cloud connected revolution or simply looking to modernize their existing on premise infrastructure to remain competitive, DPE engages to help developers, customers and partners alike make the best choice for their business while delivering world class experiences to the broadest range of Consumer to Commercial customers.

This Platform Evangelism and Planning position will be responsible for defining and driving critical aspects of our devices and services strategy working across engineering, marketing, business development as well as audience teams. This job will provide a high performing individual a unique opportunity to define and drive strategic developer and technical audience ecosystem projects covering devices and services.

A well-qualified candidate has a proven track record of project success with demonstrated market impact. Success in this position requires strong capabilities to frame and synthesize platform capabilities into thoughtful developer outreach programs with supporting execution and content plans. The role requires an excellent strategic thought leader, collaborator and communicator (verbal and written), able to present insights in concise and effective manner to a variety of audiences.. It also requires working well in a team environment and building strong partnerships across different organizations. This role is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to work on a high visibility project that will drive impact and help them grow professionally as a domain expert in an increasingly cloud and mobile connected world.

Responsibilities Include:
o Lead broad scale developer and ISV activities across Product Marketing and DX Organization.
o Define and drive critical projects that recruit all developers and ISV's to build compelling solutions on O365 (including Azure & Windows)
o Shape outreach strategy that appeals to developers of all types (iOS, Android, Windows, Cloud) to build on and connect to O365.
o Develop scale plans for recruiting developers and execution through DX Audience Engines.
o Asses existing outreach engines and identify new channels to reach developers and meet the program objectives.
o Establish and manage a clear communication flow across Product Groups & DX Stakeholders around Developer activities

Qualifications include:
o Strong aptitude for strategy design and operational implementation
o Proven ability in analytic thinking and disciplined problem solving with specific domain expertise in mobile devices and/or cloud connected apps and services
o Proven ability to land strategy across a range of audiences and segments
o Strong cross-group collaboration and communication skills.
o Exceptional business and project management skills, with a focus on organization and drive for results.
o Ability to travel domestic and internationally.

Experience Required:
o 5 years' experience in platform technology; specific domain expertise in mobile, cloud and Microsoft technology a plus (i.e. Windows, Windows Phone, Windows Azure, Office/Office 365, Visual Studio etc.)
o 5 years' experience with proven track record in the design of high quality product offerings with go to market execution details and accountabilities

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 passionate about building great connected customer experiences, creating/enhancing large customer facing systems and helping to determine the direction of our developer marketing and evangelism systems?

The Technical Systems team inside DX's Audience Marketing group is responsible for coordinating platform work across a wide variety of sites and systems including Channel 9 (http://channel9.msdn.com>), BizSpark (http://www.microsoft.com/bizspark/>), DreamSpark (https://www.dreamspark.com/>), Imagine Cup (https://www.imaginecup.com/>) and more. Together these sites make up a large part of the experience a developer will have with Microsoft, and our team is working to bring these sites and their underlying systems together into a single unified experience, looking for efficiencies along the way.
We are looking for a candidate with a strong development background and program management skills. You will lead the technical requirements process across our systems and manage the delivery across both internal and vendor development teams. As the person responsible for the successful development of our projects you will be responsible for designing features end to end - including system architecture, code, deployment, scale, performance aspects, from conception to delivery and quality. We use multiple technologies and frameworks - ASP.Net, Azure, SQL, and primarily code in C#. You will need to ramp up on new frameworks or help build one where one is absent as per product or team needs. You will be handling sizeable scope and feature ownership by working very closely with both business and technical management.

Key responsibilities include:

Make architectural and development decisions about *how* projects should be built, how to fix problems in existing code and what technology should be used in each case.
Make the key decisions around what features/work needs to be done to meet Microsoft's goals, and the hard decisions about projects that we should *not* be focusing on
Collaborate with key partners within DX (DPE) and the rest of Microsoft to determine requirements, timelines and dependencies
Own and maintain the product backlog and roadmap across multiple properties and systems
Work with the development teams to communicate detailed requirements, including specifications and dependencies
Drive the schedule with these teams, keeping everyone on track, and communicating clearly when issues have been hit
Report on status and timelines across all managed properties
Ideal qualifications:
o Bachelor degree in computer science or related field
o 5 years of development experience or developer management experience
o Solid cross group collaboration and project management skills
o Experience with leading development teams and/or the development lifecycle

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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