Senior Program Manager

Last updated 18 hours 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 a strong Release/Project Manager to manage a large program that will involve multiple product teams coming together to deliver a suite for enterprise customers. This role will provide end-to-end program oversight, through disciplined and rigorous application of project management processes. This role will be responsible for driving strong planning, monitoring, reporting and communicating rhythms to keep the program’s stakeholders aligned, informed and accountable. Candidate’s attributes include process discipline, execution excellence, a learning mindset and a bias for action.


Plan and monitor

  • Drive quarterly planning cadence across multiple teams involved in the Employee Experience program
  • Drive status, issue and risk tracking rhythms, like product shiprooms, across multiple product and area stakeholders
  • Assess, propose, and implement innovative ideas to drive excellence in execution and process improvement

Communicate and report

  • Own rhythm of business communications to keep stakeholders aligned and in the know
  • Create, own and disseminate reports that are critical to the program’s success
  • Drive reporting data hygiene and operational excellence
  • Build strong relationships across diverse set of organizations as you achieve project deliverables, establish best practices, and deliver results against success criteria


Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree
6+ years of program/project/release management experience in IT product organizations

Experience managing a portfolio of diverse and cross-functional programs, projects and initiatives

Strong knowledge of SDLC and a track record of working closely with engineering teams

Well versed with popular project management tools and methodologies like Gantt charts, Scrum, VSTS/Azure DevOps, etc.

Strong verbal and written communication skills with technical and business leaders at all levels within large enterprises

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment

PMI® credentials in PMP®, CAPM®/ PgMP®

Experience managing HR, Learning, Human Capital Management or related projects
Innate curiosity and ability to self-start in an ambiguous and rapidly changing startup environment

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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