Ability Hiring Program, Full Time Opportunities for Students and Recent Graduates - Program Management

Last updated 5 hours ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Ability Hiring Program

The goal of the Ability Hiring Event is to build an inclusive hiring approach that recognizes and embraces the strengths of candidates with all disabilities. The World Health Organization defines disability to arise from the interaction between a person’s health condition or impairment and the multitude of influencing factors in their environment. Health conditions associated with disability can be but are not limited to: those that are visible or invisible; temporary or long term; static, episodic, or degenerating; painful or inconsequential. If you identify as a person with a disability, you are encouraged to apply for this program. We are currently recruiting for Program Managers.

Engineers at Microsoft are passionate about building technologies that make the world a better place. At Microsoft, you will collaborate with others to solve problems and build some of the world's most advanced services and devices. Your efforts on the design, development, and testing of next-generation applications will have an impact on millions of people.


Do you want to work on a meaningful and impactful project and make a difference?
Are you willing to learn from others and open to new ideas?
Do you want to support others to succeed and operate in a highly-collaborative and global environment?
If this sounds like you, Microsoft would like to invite you to come join us as you are, where you can find more than just a job.

Responsibilities

Program Manager:
Program Managers are typically responsible for specific features in our technology solutions for the full product cycle. You work on the initial feature planning and design, manage the specifications and timeline of their development, and monitor their on-going operation to better understand customer experiences. You work collaboratively with team mates to ensure our products exceed customer expectations. You communicate throughout the process to understand progress towards delivery, technical challenges, and to provide clarity on customer needs using a data driven approach. You will be expected to demonstrate an ability to learn and adopt relevant new technologies, tools, methods and processes to leverage in your solutions. As a Program Manager, you are dedicated to building software to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more.

Qualifications

Program Manager:

  • A bachelor's or master's degree in engineering, computer science or related field (12 months of graduation or graduated within the last 12 months).
  • A year or two of experience programming in C++, Java or other computer programming languages preferred.
  • Some experience building software beyond the classroom environment like an internship or related experience for customers strongly preferred
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of computer science fundamentals that affect code implementation and customer experience
  • Demonstrated ability in feature definition, design and feasibility
  • Familiarity with managing complex project schedules and nurturing cross-group collaboration.
  • Demonstrated ability in estimating development time and relevant challenges to delivery.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and a desire to create an open and collaborative team culture
  • Demonstrated skills in negotiation and conflict management.

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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