Principal Program Manager at Microsoft

Principal Program Manager Details

Dec. 20, 2018, 4:17 p.m.
Engineering
★★½
Individual Contributor
Full-Time
Redmond, WA
Microsoft product team Microsoft Commercial Software
Do you want to work on the cutting edge of cloud platform development? Would you like to work with customer engineers to understand their needs, identify emerging patterns, and develop new capabilities—in collaboration with Microsoft product teams, partners and open source communities—to empower customers to do more with the cloud? If so, then we have the job for you in the Microsoft Commercial Software Engineering (CSE) team. The CSE team codes with customer/partner engineering teams on their hardest challenges to unblock and accelerate progress. In the process, we capture learnings and develop reusable code frameworks, product feedback and guidance to improve the value of our platform. We are looking for exceptionally skilled Program Manager/Architects (PM/As) to join the CSE Dev Crews PM team. Dev Crews PM/As lead high-impact engineering projects, often involving development of open source software assets that contribute recurring value to our platform. As a PM/A in Dev Crews, you will

In this role, you will be responsible for: Assure that engineering projects generate immediate customer value and maximize long-term reuse potential. Act as Product Owner (PO) on projects, developing success criteria, definion of done, epics/stories, prioritized backlog, etc. Drive the selection and prioritization of ongoing, foundational projects to create reusable assets. Qualify foundational projects based on criteria like customer relevance, reusability, leverage, strategic impact, and complementarity with existing platform technologies. Identify technical blockers to Microsoft/Azure platform
We often think we know the kind of person we are looking for, but invariably find that we hire an individual that doesn't meet any specific definition. In this spirit, the list below is not a check list to be completed but simply a set of pictures we're painting to give you an understanding of the role. Proven record of success with program management and/or product development in the software industry. Deep understanding of cloud, edge and other computing technologies, including business drivers and emerging trends across Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies. Experience working in geographically
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