Senior Program Manager - CTJ

Last updated 12 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington, Reston, Virginia
Job Type:Full Time

Do you have a passion for high scale services and working with some of Microsoft’s most critical customers? We’re looking for a strong, motivated, independent, and energetic Program Manager to drive complex project requirements, cross-team communication, and execution accountability across both technology and business projects within the Office 365 government cloud service offerings.

Office 365 is at the center of Microsoft’s cloud first, devices first strategy as it brings together cloud versions of our most trusted communication and collaboration products like Exchange, SharePoint, and Teams with our cross-platform desktop suites and mobile apps. The Office 365 Enterprise Cloud team works with Microsoft’s largest enterprise and government customers to deliver features that meet their specific needs and enable cloud adoption. As you would expect, our customers have the highest expectations for feature quality, security, reliability, availability, and performance.

At Microsoft, we can offer you a strong team, exciting challenges, and a fun place to work. The work environment empowers you to have a positive impact on millions of end users.

Security Clearance Requirements:

Candidates must be able 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:

  • Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.
  • Candidates must have an active Top Secret and be willing to upgrade to TS/SCI (with polygraph) or have an active TS/SCI and be willing to upgrade to TS/SCI (with polygraph). This role will require candidates to maintain the TS/SCI (with polygraph) clearance.
  • Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

Responsibilities

  • Drive the engineering solutions, implementation design, and definition of overall strategy required to scale service operations and ensure uptime of the government Office 365 clouds
  • Execute operational programs and respective projects across multiple project managers, teams, and organizations
  • Define and clearly communicate program strategy, drive multiple cross-team projects, and collaborate broadly to achieve program goals
  • Disseminate a common project culture and mindset by informing, communicating and training teams about techniques, methodologies and best practices
  • Work independently to drive large, complex programs and solutions
  • Manage relationships with external vendor(s) involved in the delivery of Office 365 services
  • Partner closely with O365 Site Reliability Engineering, partner engineering teams, and other corporate teams to understand business needs, customer requirements, and build scaled solutions
  • Engage directly with customers at multiple levels, supporting executive briefings and innovation partnerships

Qualifications

  • Bachelor or higher degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, or related disciplines
  • 2-3 years of experience with large scale services or distributed systems
  • 2-3 years in a position requiring program management, consultancy, engineering, cloud or government experience

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Highly effective communication and collaboration with customers, partners, and across teams
  • Technical aptitude in service design, architecture, and software development
  • Experience working with government, defense or the intelligence community
  • Strategic mindset and proven capability to execute
  • Strong analytical skills, combined with a strategic orientation, as well as, an aptitude for solving complex business problems
  • Experience managing projects with multiple work streams and partners; demonstrated strategic planning abilities
  • End-to-end ownership of commitments with the ability to break down ambiguous problems

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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