Principal Program Manager

Last updated one month ago
Location:Houston, Texas
Job Type:Full Time

Are you interested in working for one of the most exciting teams in Microsoft? A team relentlessly focused on customer needs, market expansion and advancing Microsoft Cloud strategy? Interested in a start-up like environment, passionate about Cloud Computing technology and driving growth in one of Microsoft’s core businesses? Then look no further than the Azure Global Team! Azure is the fastest-growing business in Microsoft’s history and is the foundation of Microsoft’s commercial Cloud Services. To help customers achieve their goals, Azure Global Team is investing in building industry specific technology solutions.


In this role, you will be a key member of the Azure global industry engineering team especially focused on our data & analytics platform. This means driving the creation and enhancement of industry data models and ensuring their impactful deployment across Microsoft solutions. The Azure global industry team works hand-in-hand with Azure’s most strategic customers and you will translate customer requirements into viable data based solutions centered around data models that will transform their businesses and ultimately transform their industry. The role calls for someone especially adept at conceptualizing complex data models quickly and delivering against customer needs. The ideal candidate will possess deep experience across industries that are critical to Azure including Retail, CPG, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Healthcare, etc. Expertise in cloud data & analytics workloads and data schemas with demonstrated success in taking businesses into the cloud is also important.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • 10+ years’ of architecture experience inclusive of data modeling
  • Experience with complex, strategic business processes, with a deep understanding of how to describe required data and relationships using data models.
  • Experience working with the C-suite at top tier customers and across the customer and Microsoft internal stakeholder landscape.
  • A structural, repeatable approach in solving complex problems and ability to communicate in a clear, compelling way, and drive decisive action in partnership with others in a large organization.
  • Excellent communication skills, strong leadership and influencing skills, and demonstrated ability to translate business requirements and scenarios into products and services.
  • Stellar cross-group collaboration and ability to drive decisive action in partnership with others in a large organization and deliver results that depend on other divisions and external partners.
  • Ability to work independently in highly ambiguous environments, with both technical and business groups internally and externally.

Preferred Qualification: 

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering/Mathematics/Business or equivalent
  • Cross industry experience
  • Ability to take initiative, lead in ambiguous situations, and produce results
  • Independent, self-motivated, and intellectually curious, with a strong interest in ongoing learning.
  • Strong track record of delivering services and/or shipping products
  • Drive roadmap and enhancements to data models and architecture which support the strategic deployment of data models at Microsoft and customer sites
  • Have an execution focused mindset and ability to roll up your sleeves, working with various engineering 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.

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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