Principal PM Manager

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The mission of Microsoft Digital is to power, protect, and transform Microsoft as the voice of our digital transition in the market.

​​​​​​As part of Microsoft’s Cloud + AI Group, we are responsible for building, managing, and securing the platform, products, processes, and services that powers Microsoft. We build, maintain, and implement a cloud-first approach to our technology and experiences, from custom-built business solutions developing our campus of the future and our productivity and collaboration experiences like Teams and SharePoint, to horizontal 3rd party solutions like SAP and Adobe. As a steward of Microsoft and our customer’s data, a core function of Microsoft Digital is ensuring the security of every aspect of the business. Microsoft Digital is responsible for company-wide information security and compliance, with a strategic focus on information protection, assessment, awareness, governance, and enterprise business continuity. Microsoft Digital’s charter is also to influence and work alongside engineers across the company and with strategic partners to build and grow their cloud products and services. As customer zero, we deploy these services inside Microsoft and then share best practices with enterprise customers at scale across the globe.

While you’ve heard about Microsoft’s Digital Transformation and how it’s leading our industry to the cloud, have you ever thought of becoming a key member of the team that builds modern engineering systems and processes that drives engineering productivity and velocity in the digital enterprise? As the Engineering Fundamentals team our focus is on modernizing and improving the developer experience for over 4,000+ Microsoft engineers that develop and run the experiences & services Microsoft runs on. We are doing this through a set of investments across the entire development lifecycle, with the key focus being on the adoption of modern engineering practices and tooling. You can read more about it in our blog

As a Principal Program Manager within Engineering Fundamentals (EF), you will have the opportunity to be at the center of key disruptive transformations and influence our industry’s Digital Transformation. We are focused on solving the hardest, most interesting challenges of developing software at scale without sacrificing stability, quality, velocity, or code health.



Planning and deliver product innovations by employing and cultivating a product engineering mindset across the team.
Drive an inclusive planning process for each product or initiative, balancing partner input and driving alignment across Microsoft
Translate ambiguous problems and strategic visions into customer scenarios, effectively communicating from customer to technical delivery.
Proactively mitigate critical risks to the product delivery and future roadmap.
Market both in-flight and envisioned product capabilities to executive level leaders, influencing for impact and representing the contributions of the team.
Employ data analytics to continually measure and improve product performance, building a culture of data-driven decision making.
Developing and sustaining strong working relationships with business, application program managers, software engineers, services engineers, vendors, and Engineering peers.
Track trends in the market, industry landscape, technology trends and competition.

As a leader and manager within our organization you will be responsible for fostering a culture of respect, integrity, and inclusion where everyone can do their best work.

You will be a talent attractor to the organization.
A mentor to your team members, helping them develop the program management skills they need to succeed and grow in their role.
And a role model to the organization


Strong, demonstrated technical problem solving and communication skills; an ability to define common requirements across a wide range of diverse customers; and a passion for simplicity in design that drives scalability.
Demonstrated understanding and experience with system architecture and optimization with a track record of successful solution delivery (e.g. implementing a solution that drives results). Strong x-cross team skills are required.
Demonstrated customer focus and end-to-end thinking across teams and experiences.
Critical thinking skills, with the ability to break down ambiguous problems.

Experience Required:

10+ years of Program Management experience is required.
10+ years in program management experience spanning network, server, infrastructure tooling, and compliance preferred.
A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Advanced Sciences is necessary.
Master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.
Experience as a key contributor to designing, shipping, and operating large-scale, public cloud services.
Experience in technical concepts in cloud computing environments such as logical access control, agile development process, secure coding principles, security architecture, information security, network security, and privacy
Experience in engineering systems (DevOps tools / processes).

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form

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