Principal Group Program Manager

Last updated 6 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Are you interested in transforming the digital live events experiences across industries globally? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, customer obsessed, and innovative environment? Do you have the passion to build large scale products and platforms that serve customers in the media and video space? If so, this is the opportunity for you!

We are the Intelligent Cloud Communication and Collaboration (IC3) team in Microsoft and our platform powers Microsoft Teams collaboration experiences. The Live Events platform team in IC3 is chartered to build the best-in-class live events products and platforms to serve 1P (through MS Teams) and 3P customers and is looking for a strong product leader to define the strategic vision and product/platform capabilities and drive the teams to execute on this vision.


As Group Program Manager, you will be responsible for leading a team program managers who are responsible for envisioning and building world-class platform and product to power large scale live events experiences such as virtual conferences, webinars, fan shows, sports events (e.g. NFL, NBA), music festivals and many more. In this role, you are responsible for all phases of the product: strategy, definition, execution, measurement, customer success and growth. You will partner with other teams internally within Microsoft as well as customers and partners externally You will co-create the digital and data product strategy, elevating the customer and user experiences through technology and enhancing customers’ and users’ digital journey and experiences.
We offer a fantastic and fun team environment with commitment to people, inclusion and careers, which you will foster and cultivate.

We celebrate team cultural values of being:

  • Open to listening to and incorporating feedback, bringing people together to brainstorm and communicate ideas

  • Customer-obsessed, both for the engineers relying on what this team delivers and for our external customers

  • Exceptional partners, as we design and collaborate across many teams across the company

  • Committed to continual learning and growing in building a high-trust, collaborative, diverse and deeply inclusive team environment



  • 15+ years of professional product design/development or engineering experience
  • 10+ years of people management experience. Experience managing managers.
  • Passion for helping customers and solving problems
  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Engineering, Design or equivalent software/product experience. MBA preferred
  • Experience managing programs (e.g., PMI / Program management skills)
  • Effective written and verbal communication and presentation skills, with ability to flex communication style based on audience and situation
  • History of growing people
  • Strong aptitude for analytical thinking, disciplined problem solving and data analysis skills (e.g., Lean Six Sigma)
  • Strong collaboration, business management, and relationship management skills for effective relationships and making change happen in a highly matrixed environment
  • Able to conduct insightful conversations with senior leadership and technical decision makers. Communicate complex ideas to others in a clear, effective, and motivating manner.
  • Ability and passion to lead cultural initiatives, having positive impact on team morale and fostering an environment of inclusion.



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.

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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