Senior Program Manager – Big Data Query Processing

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Come join one of the largest Big Data platforms on the planet and change how Microsoft businesses build and experience end-end Analytics solutions! We are the Data team; part of the Intelligent Cloud organization and we build highly scalable distributed systems for data analytics. We believe in diversity of perspectives, establishing long-term relationships, and continuous learning. Our team runs the largest cluster with hundreds of thousands of machines across multiple regions and delivers Cloud-Scale Analytics solutions to Microsoft products and services – enabling our customers to solve complex and challenging business problems. We operate at exabyte-scale with millions of cores in processing power. We are committed to empowering businesses make better decisions using data.

Cosmos Analytics provides critical big data infrastructure for Microsoft. Our team owns its own programming language, compiler, data-aware optimizer, type system, sorting/filtering/hashing/etc. algorithms and libraries, and a distributed job manager. Almost every product and service at Microsoft uses Cosmos to understand their customers. Scope is the compute/query system in Cosmos which includes the SCOPE query language, the SCOPE optimizer, and the SCOPE runtime. It is used to express advanced analytics tasks and operate seamlessly on cloud scale data.


Define the vision and roadmap for Cosmos’s SCOPE engine for Microsoft
Deeply understand the customers’ business, implications on their data strategy and drive Scope capabilities to meet current and future requirements, performance, and scale
Uphold Microsoft’s cultural values and leadership principles in leading a virtual team of engineers, PMs, customers to deliver innovative solutions to developers, data analysts and data scientists
Take new capabilities to market and help customers onboard to our service. Consult with customers to optimize their usage of our Compute capabilities


8+ years of software engineering program management experience
A bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science or related discipline
Experience in Cloud Analytics platforms and Big-data technologies
Excellent technical writing and business presentation skills
Ability to communicate ideas effectively with executives and engineering teams
Thrive in fast paced, agile environments, and able to learn new areas quickly

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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