Principal PM Manager

Last updated 23 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Azure Edge + Platform brings together Edge platforms, devices, and services to deliver Edge solutions, operating systems, Production Infrastructure and Engineering Systems. Driven by its customers’ needs, Azure Edge + Platform seeks to accelerate growth for Azure, E&D, and Microsoft’s customers worldwide.

The organization’s portfolio spans the Cloud Edge Stack, Azure Production Infrastructure and Engineering Systems, Azure Media Services - for end-to-end media workflow and analytics - and Microsoft’s Operating Systems including the Azure Host OS and Windows. This portfolio impressively powers the world with more than one billion monthly active devices.

The Azure Engineering Learning team runs the famous “Azure Engineering Boot Camp” program that trains thousands of engineers and program managers per year transferring into the Azure organization. This team is on the cutting edge of every new Azure offering, Service and Feature, so that it can bring innovative hands-on-labs and training courses to all Azure employees. Beyond Boot Camp, this team organizes and hosts the Cloud Talks technical learning series, the highly acclaimed Azure Daily Minute podcast, and the semi-annual Azure Connect tech fair, and we’re only getting started.


As the PM Manager for a team of 10 creative and technical Program Managers, you own the vision and execution of the Azure Engineering Learning program. You are responsible for being an excellent people manager leading a highly creative team. You are responsible for delivering training programs at the highest quality, rivaling external offerings exclusively for the consumption of our Azure full-time employees. You will work closely with our engineering teams to develop our learning platform and extend and expand our technical content and labs to keep them fresh and engaging.

As a member of the PM Leadership team you play a vital role in the mission of the team. Responsibilities include:

  • Own the vision, strategy and execution of the Azure Engineering Learning program and software platform
  • Drive the business results through a focus on objectives and key results, providing clarity to the engineering team and ensuring delivery of high-quality results
  • Collaborate with business and support teams to inform long term performance investments strategy
  • Engage with students/customers to understand how to improve our offerings
  • Maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders across engineering and partner teams


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7+ years program managing complex technical programs in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven ability to collaborate across teams and across levels of management. Exceptional written, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent People Management skills leading an exceptionally talented and creative team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading technical product/program managers developing high scale services and solutions
  • Track record of successful delivery from initial strategy to engineering requirements to audience/user adoption
  • Self-starter with excellent communication skills (written & oral), and a strong background of influencing others, bias towards action
  • Experience with distributed systems / cloud
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, or equivalent engineering experiences

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