Principal PM Manager

Last updated one month ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Customer Success Engineering, Azure Edge Devices, Redmond. WA

The opportunity around edge devices is huge and growing – there are already more connected things than people in the world!!  These devices, ranging from tiny MCU-based sensor devices to powerful datacenter class servers, have a profound impact on our daily lives; from how we live, how we work, how we learn and how we connect.  This growth continues to accelerate in a post-COVID world, with many of our customers and partners looking to accelerate their edge device implementations to find new ways to continue to conduct their business.  

The Microsoft Azure Edge Devices (AED) team is chartered with building hardware devices and software experiences that help our ecosystem of partners and customers leverage Azure to accelerate their creation and adoption of the next generation of connected, intelligent, and autonomous edge solutions.  We work across a wide range of industries, partner types, device form factors, and service technologies to enable new application scenarios, provide in-depth business insights and safeguard the security and privacy of our customer/partners data.    

Responsibilities

We are looking for a leader who thrives on working in a rewarding and fast paced start-up like environment and has a track record of leading innovative and impactful teams.   The main objective of this organization is to ensure our customer’s success in using our edge AI devices. We partner closely across the Azure Edge engineering, product management, and program management teams to:

  • Design and build end-to-end solutions to validate (“dogfood”) our platform by identifying cliffs/gaps early in the product cycle.
  • Gather customer signals, both quantitatively and qualitatively, to create Product Requirements for our engineering teams.
  • Perform A/B testing upon our platform to provide data-driven evidence for innovation.
  • Grow a large and vibrant community of AI developers actively building and experimenting with our edge devices, creating new AI models, and using those to rapidly unlock customer value.
  • Interact directly with the Microsoft commercial sales teams to create customer and partner programs to assist our field sellers in solving our customer’s business scenarios.
  • Create in-depth partnerships for edge AI solutions via the key business leaders within Microsoft’s most strategic customers.

You will be responsible for the following areas: 

Drive End-to-End Product Validation

  • Design and implement open-source solutions for customers to immediately find value in Azure edge AI devices. These solutionswill be created specific for different industry segments (manufacturing, retail, healthcare, shipping/logistics, etc).
  • Use these open-source solutions as the first validation of our platform to identify cliffs/gaps in the customer or developer experiences.
  • Create and manage a framework for early A/B experimentation. Work in collaboration with the Product Management and Design teams during the creation of product requirements to design and implement early prototyping and validation for planned products. 

Outstanding Customer Obsession

  • Ensuring our customers are successful in solving their business scenarios using our edge AI platform. Define and execute Proof-of-Concept deployments which can scale to production level implementations.
  • Create scalable programmatic methods to listen and gather customer signals, converting this feedback into Product Requirements for the engineering and product teams.
  • Creation and execution of a unified customer acquisition funnel with common criteria across our internal edge devices teams.
  • Drive the creation of commercialization pipelines with Microsoft field sellers and joint account planning for our strategic customers.
  • Interact directly with AI developers via public forums, webinars, workshops, and Microsoft field sales-led events. Implement breadth motions to grow a large and vibrant third-party community of developers, AI models, tools, techniques and best practices.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Outstanding customer obsession and empathy for users.
  • Minimum of 10 years of applicable experience in a technology-based product development role.
  • Proficient leadership skills demonstrated through the management of extensive global engineering and related teams.
  • 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.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • BSc or higher in Software, Computer Engineering or equivalent required, MSc or PhD is highly desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to clearly articulate and share your vision, ideas and plans with colleagues and to be able to deal constructively with opposing views or opinions.
  • Experience working with Design teams and designers. 

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. 

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

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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.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.