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The WebXT Platform Team is seeking a strong Program Manager to lead the future of the largest distributed computing platform at Microsoft. As a Program Manager of the WebXT Platform team, you will be responsible for the platform which delivers a high-quality search result page to 450+M monthly active users around the world. Because the scale of our work is continuously increasing many assumptions quickly become irrelevant and we need to regularly redesign our architecture. You’ll need to have a passion for innovation while still running a high-quality product for users – we are constantly experimenting and upgrading our services while we serve traffic much like changing the wings of an aircraft while still flying.


The ideal candidate is self-motivating, has a propensity for action, strong business sense, familiar with or can quickly learn about deeply algorithmic topics, has amazing design intuition and most of all collaborate and influence many teams across the company to delivers results. People who don’t have a passion for solving hard technical and business challenges will not be that successful in this role. You will be expected to get hands on and dive deep into very challenging technical and user problems.


We are working at an unprecedented scale at Microsoft; you need to love learning and seek challenges. We are working on the cutting edge of computer science – extremely technical and extremely data driven. We’re looking for the cream of the crop inside and outside of Microsoft – PMs who drive for results, aren’t afraid to cross boundaries by coding or designing mockups, who can fluently cross the language barriers of technologies, business and customers, have a startup mentality, work closely with Microsoft Research, are extremely creative, and who want to win in the biggest battleground in the world today.

On top of that we’re looking for someone who has great business strategic sense including maximizing product market fit. Besides the core PM skills such as customer empathy, planning & execution, leadership and communication, a fundamental skill to be successful here is a great problem solver. You will be tasked on solving problems that no one in the world has solved before.

You must have strong strategic sense and great negotiation skills as this is a very fast moving space with a lot of players across multiple org boundaries with multiple view points and approach to solve complex problems. Many of the right decisions for the future may be perceived as controversial today

The perfect candidate is someone with the experience or strong understanding of the following:

1) Strong Computer Science foundation BS or higher degree in Computer Science or equivalent
2) 10+ years of industry experience of successfully built and ran large scale distributed computing systems and/or software that powers large scale cloud services
3) Experience on modern online services building blocks like Microservices, Containers, Kubernetes, and Azure Container Service
4) Experience on machine learning and/or deep learning is an added advantage
5) Experience and/or knowledge on large scale big data computing platform

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. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. 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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