Principal Program Manager

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

One of the hottest areas in the public cloud isn’t happening in the cloud at all. Rather, it’s playing out in the real world, where the public cloud is being extended to locations such as factory floors, hospitals, retail stores, smart buildings and autonomous vehicles.

This frontier is known as the edge, and Azure is the industry leader in edge computing with a wide range of offerings, covering everything from microcontrollers and IoT devices to edge appliances and private clouds.

Join the Microsoft Azure team and help businesses around the world transform to cloud-first, edge-first infrastructure. This position is within the Core OS & Edge Infrastructure team delivering Microsoft’s Azure Stack HCI and Edge solutions – learn more at stack or

Our team partners closely with the Azure Networking group to deliver Azure Private Edge Zones. This private 5G/LTE network enables ultra-low latency, high capacity, reliable and secure wireless network that can be used for scenarios such as ‘Command & control of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) in warehouses’, ‘Real-time communication between robots in smart factories’ and “Augmented reality and virtual reality edge applications.”


We are looking for an experienced product manager that can expand and accelerate our next generation of product offerings though the ongoing partnership delivering Azure Private Edge Zones. This role has wide-ranging responsibilities including:

Bootstrapping major new product and business initiatives

Collaborate across multiple disciplines and teams to create clarity, determine product strategy, roadmap, and positioning.

Ensure engineering execution through every stage of the project lifecycle, from first prototype to servicing an already-shipped product

Drive ‘customer-obsessed’ feedback into the solution though deep engagements with customers and partners

Define KPIs to track and improve the business

Market analysis, including action plan development

Representation at key industry conferences

The above list is by no means complete, but it’s representative of a role with great autonomy and opportunity. As such, candidates for this role should be highly capable, with an extensive product management and leadership background, and a desire to make a make a big impact in an exploding segment.

The team is globally distributed, with leadership in Redmond, Silicon Valley, and Bangalore. Our customers and partners are worldwide. Candidates should expect regular travel as a normal course of affairs.



  • BA/BS or MS degree in computer science, engineering, or related disciplines; MBA is a plus
  • 5+ years of technical product management experience shipping products/services
  • 2+ years working with computer network technologies
  • Networking knowledge of TCP/IP, BGP, switches, routers, firewalls and protocols
  • Self-motivated, self-directed, and able to lead/motivate though influence a high-energy team
  • Strong technical background and solid foundation in software engineering principles and architecture design
  • Strong cross-team collaboration skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication

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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