The Commerce and Ecosystem division (C+E) in the Cloud & AI group powers commerce for Microsoft’s key businesses like Azure, Office 365 & XBOX. The Partner & Seller Experience team within this group is a great place to grow your career while working on initiatives that deliver compelling value to Microsoft’s partner & seller ecosystem across commercial, productivity & gaming segments. Azure is growing faster than ever and our India Development Center’s charter is to enable partners & sellers to unleash the power of Microsoft’s cloud platforms and grow their business.
Our R&D team in Bangalore & Hyderabad are one of the most strategic and growing teams at Microsoft IDC. We are hiring an advanced in career Program Manager to help us deliver services and experiences for empowering Microsoft’s developer and partner ecosystem to be successful.
In this position, you will be part of a fun-loving, diverse team that seeks challenges, loves learning and values teamwork. You will collaborate with team members and partners to build full stack web applications using latest web technologies in a dynamic and agile environment, and have opportunities for mentorship, career growth, and work on high-business impact areas.
Successful candidates will exhibit various attributes which will enhance their ability to succeed in this position.
Collaboration – As most development is about working with others, both within an immediate team, as well as across business units and portions of the company, an ability to collaborate effectively is a core competency to have.
Customer Focus – A focus on delivering customer value and being able to directly tie engineering decisions and actions to that value is a plus for successful product managers at any level.
Drive For Results – Being able to drive for results, not merely finding the boundary of your responsibility, but following a problem through to its conclusion, to solve it once and for all, is a skill and ability which a successful product manager should exhibit.
Technical Excellence – Core to being a software product manager is of course technical excellence. This is not merely knowing the latest and greatest language developments, but demonstrating a passion for technology, a curiosity to ‘go deep’, and an ability to quickly learn and build upon past experiences, to be able to extrapolate from those experiences, and deliver innovations. Technical excellence is rooted in having a strong demonstrable aptitude for problem solving.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate this broad set of attributes well.
Vision – Understand the space and the success factors to help build a vision of what a high-scale demand commercial marketplace & monetization solution for Azure, Office 365 & M365
Technical Strategy & Plans – Define technical strategy, product specifications and more importantly, deliver tactically against that same strategy. Ability to be highly agile, experiment, yet still accomplish long and short-term goals.
Technology Roadmap – Ability to interact with diverse technical and non-technical groups spanning all organizational levels to create a solid technical roadmap.
Services – Leading a high-functioning development team responsible for critical-path agent-facing services and tools.
Customer Focus: Evangelize with field, and drive customer adoption
Partnership – Driving strong partnerships with enterprise partners, customers, ISVs to understand their scenarios and translating them to requirements for products
Team – Fostering a strong working relationship with development, design, content, marketing, and business development
Hands on – Embracing an adaptable and flexible organizational culture and thrive in our fast paced and evolving industry/technology, finding solutions to hard problems at massive scale and operationalizing them
Real day-to-day customer-facing experience and customer empathy
Real-world smart, logical product manager and able to learn new areas quickly
Executive presence and business acumen to win the hearts and minds of technical and business leaders
Ability to generate trust, build alliances across the organization, and orchestrate interdisciplinary teams to the benefit of engineering, and customers
Recognized as thought leaders and mentors
Assembling, leading and working within cross-group and matrixed team environments
Demonstrated data & analytics skills
Problem-solving ranging from conceptualization to implementation
Keen ability to communicate ideas effectively with executives and engineering teams
Influencing for Impact: acting as a trusted resource and advisor to a wide network of colleagues with diverse personalities, creating influence strategies that cross organizational boundaries to achieve broad business goals, and anticipating issues or implications that their ideas would have on others and pursuing mutually beneficial strategies
Customer obsession: focus on the customer and customer experience, while utilizing verbal, visual and written skills and the ability to communicate with highly technical management teams
Critical Thinking: intellectual curiosity, structured problem-solving skills
Project management: Advanced career PM, interpersonal, and communication skills, with high attention to detail
Passion for functioning in an ambiguous and evolving engineering environment
Clear focus in a variety of environments
8+ years of engineering program management leadership or large-scale operations experience
Demonstrated performance in prior roles, with increasing levels of responsibility and independence
MS or MBA preferred
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