Program Manager 2

Last updated 4 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Core Services Engineering builds and manages the critical products and services that Microsoft runs on. We boldly pursue big ideas that power transformational advances at Microsoft and for our customers, while helping Microsoft teams work smarter, faster and more securely every day. Core Services Engineering employees have deep technical and business expertise, customer insights, and a clear point of view that comes from first-hand, large-scale experience with Microsoft and industry solutions. We are engineers, technology leaders and experts, digital transformation change agents, and customer advocates.

We have exciting opportunities for you to innovate, influence, transform, inspire and grow within our organization and we encourage you to apply to learn more!

Do you want to work on a system, running in Azure, that processes $100B annually with platform scale that doubles every 18-24 months?

Our team builds and operates Microsoft's SAP platform, along with a portfolio of first-party and third-party applications and services, and is leading work to create a blueprint for the industry to drive business results through SAP on Azure. As a PM on our team you will define and build features that enable critical Microsoft business processes and inform our overall strategy for making Azure the best place for companies to run SAP.

We are a data-driven team with a clear focus on our customers and their needs, and are looking for a passionate, creative, and analytical Program Manager. The ideal candidate possesses strong program management skills, is experienced leading projects with complex dependencies, has a well-rounded technical background, and has demonstrated a proven ability to coordinate across teams. You will collaborate closely with our customers, partners, and end users to design and deliver world class experiences that help them manage cost, quality, and enterprise scale workloads.

Responsibilities

  • Engage directly with key customers and stakeholders to understand their pain points and ensure we’re delivering the right solutions
  • Lead design tradeoffs by applying a strategic understanding of the timing and rationale for design choices for feature areas
  • Measure, understand, and improve our product offering
  • Anticipate, identify, assess, and mitigate project risks and issues
  • Lead collaboration across feature teams and ensure that the right people with the right knowledge and expertise are involved
  • Drive thought leadership and showcase how to implement world class business platforms on Azure

Qualifications

Knowledge, experience and skills:

  • 3+ years of Program Management experience
  • Experience with a metrics-driven mindset; ability to experiment, learn, and improve
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with an ability to break down complex business problems into opportunities for the business
  • Inherently curious, energized by large challenges, and interested in making a significant impact on a globally scaled business
  • Excellent communication skills that can provide clarity to audiences that include customers, peers and executive leadership
  • BA/BS in Engineering or Computer Science, or equivalent technical experience
  • Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements. The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:
  • Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

Preferred, not required:

  • 5+ years of Program Management experience
  • Experience in SAP
  • Experience building Azure-based services
  • Understanding of business processes in the Finance, Commerce, HR, or Supply Chain areas is a plus

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