Principal PM Manager

Last updated 8 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Microsoft is embarking on a new effort to address the growing needs of employees around the world. We are building a product suite designed to address the fundamental shift in how people work, build their career, and find meaning in their workplace. We are looking for team members who are excited to join our team and make a difference.

Employee engagement is undergoing a fundamental shift in response to economic, demographic, and societal changes. People want to be excited about their work, be connected to their company culture, understand how to succeed, and feel supported across a spectrum of onboarding, skilling, coaching and mentoring. Our team is dedicated to examining the employee journey and delivering software and services to make it better.

The Employee Experience team is run as a start-up, encouraging team members to share a sense of “founderism.” Team members engage directly with customers, iterate rapidly, and focus on solving the needs of employees around the world. Our culture is inclusive, casual, and high energy. Our team celebrates diverse backgrounds, and values passion for serving our customers. Our team has a strong sense of accountability and provides its members with opportunities for learning and career growth.

The Employee Experience team is looking for Principal PM leaders to help create product offerings that will digitally transform the employee lifecycle while protecting their privacy; from onboarding to exit and everything in between. Lead PMs will obsess over customer needs, help define strategic product investments, third party integration opportunities, and own the roadmap for delivery. These roles will require strong partnership with other product teams within Experience + Devices as well as great collaboration with the Microsoft field, and marketing. Candidates' attributes include strategic thinking, customer obsession, a learning mindset, bias for action, and generating energy across a diverse team.


Lead Employee Experience solutions for one or more of the following areas: core user experience, onboarding, ecosystem, commercialization
Contribute to defining the overall product strategy, priorities and roadmap

Work closely with engineering, design and marketing counterparts to build experiences that drive user engagement
Own the strategy, backlog and deliverables, with clear prioritization, and an urgency for learning
Plan for and lead product reviews with engineering team and planning reviews with executive leadership


Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree
10+ years of program management or product management experience

Experience leading teams that deliver software products

Preferred Qualifications:
Track record of talking to customers and addressing their unmet needs

Experience building HR, Learning, Human Capital Management or related software and services
The ability to think creatively and critically about product features, architecture, and capabilities
Innate curiosity and ability to self-start in an ambiguous and rapidly changing startup environment
Strong project management, leadership, and cross-group collaboration skills
Excellent written and verbal communication/presentation skills through all levels of the organization, technical and non-technical
Solid understanding of web and mobile technologies, service operations at scale, and ability to go deep in technical areas
Good problem-solving skills and the ability to think strategically

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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