Senior Program Manager

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

Interested in a start-up like environment? Passionate about Cloud Computing technology and driving growth and maturity for a very visible and ambitious program? Then the Azure Dedicated team is the right place for you. Azure is the fastest-growing business in Microsoft’s history and is the foundation of Microsoft’s commercial Cloud Services. Azure differentiates itself as the only hyper-scale, enterprise-grade Cloud that has a true hybrid story.

Within Azure, Azure Dedicated is hiring Program Managers who can help create new categories of offerings ( first party or third party) that complement Azure hyper scale cloud, but enable a technology that has been difficult to cloud-enable because of a unique challenge. Today, we have already entered the market for SAP HANA on bare metal, AVS ( VMW SDDC as a service), Cray, Skytap and ANF. In many of these areas we are the pioneers in the field.

We are looking for an enterprenurial PM who can lead our efforts in a bare metal service for trading platforms.


The PM will have complete responsibility of leading a v-team of developers and PMs to rapidly spec, design, pilot and deploy our first BM service for trading. This requires extreme customer and execution focused attention to bus-based architectures, ultra low latency and jitter, high performance computing with customers bringing their own modifications to the OS and related innovation.
Service Product Management:
Develop feature area plan which includes the target segment, positioning, product architecture, and user as well as the partner experience.
Develop and update features as necessary until a handful of target customers are successful. Then focus on COGS, quality and scalability of the service to get to a globally available presence which either removes an objection to migrate to the cloud or make that process easy and attractive.
Partner and coordinate peer PMs and developers to take that service feature from a prototype to successful field trials to a part of a full blown launch of the product.
Marketing, Sales and Customer facing:Develop and deliver (with the help of marketing resources) presentations, blogs, webinars and video recordings to evangelize the product and train/enable the field on the service. Present at shows and division meetings.
Management Facing: Represent the team and deliver reports and summaries to PM management on progress of development, status of KPIs and corrective actions taken in any aspect of the product ( product , delivery infrastructure, manageability and supportability features, etc)
Domain Specific Engineering Program Management: Drive the development of a service or hardware component that can be used by multiple workloads. Gather requirements, craft sharable feature vision, evangelize it amongst the internal customers, motivate engineering team to build it, create a roadmap that is deliverable as well as usable by internal customers.Subject Matter Expert for FSI architectures and fabric management for bare metal to be able to consult, advice and evangelize to other product owners.


Required: At least 7 years of experience as a Product Manager/Developer or Program Manager delivering a cloud service or an enterprise product ( hardware/software/appliance).
Experience writing product specifications, negotiate tradeoffs, and enabling /unblocking engineering activity, define user experience, documentation, support and development of demos and scripts.
Ability to lead and co-ordinate multi discipline v-teams.
Technical expertise in :

  • Bare Metal or Fabric Management (discover, provision, configure, monitor fabric components)
  • Automation ,Management and Security
  • Linux
    Preferred : Expereince working on teams shipping hyperscale cloud services ; Experience at an enterprise IT organization or SI leading large projects from concept, to plan, to day to day ship room, to certification and scale rollout.

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