Principal Program Manager

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

Do you want to be part of the team building the Cloud platform for Microsoft? Are you passionate about cloud computing, large scale distributed systems engineering problems and working on bleeding edge technology at massive scale? Are you looking to grow your career in a product having an explosive growth?

The Microsoft Azure Compute Fundamentals PM team drives horizontal customer experiences across Azure Compute Services. We are focused on producing modern solutions in areas of performance, reliability and overall deterministic Compute experience driving customer satisfaction and providing a dependable environment for Mission Critical applications on Azure. We combine strong globe-scale platform big-data foundation with AI/ML techniques, distributed systems solutions and deep system acumen to drive innovation that allows us to define and operate our datacenters beyond what was possible in the past with traditional techniques. We have resources, industry connections and proven global leadership that helps us to continue delivering those platform innovations. We focus on the platform experiences that power Compute Services like AKS, Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Cloud Services, etc. You will have an opportunity to become a part of a strategic and innovative team, with Microsoft-wide impact, while helping us take on competitors such as Amazon and Google.

We are looking for a Principal PM Manager to be part of a team that will manage division-wide initiatives encompassing the Azure Host and Azure Host Components management, optimizing for Azure application lifecycle, availability, reliability, and scale. The role will be central to key C&AI division initiatives on customer experience and platform competitiveness, and you’ll drive some of the areas in a services platform with scale and availability targets that don’t exist in the industry today.

To succeed in this role, you should be an established PM leader with technical and analytical skills, terrific cross-group collaboration skills, and a passion for customers. You should have a strong track record of delivery in a services environment. Finally, we’re looking for team players with a can-do approach.


  • Build an inclusive and diverse world-class PM team to deliver new and improve existing Azure services
  • Work with customers and partner teams to identify scenarios and establish priorities
  • Lead product planning areas for E2E scenarios based on customer inputs and data insights
  • Define OKRs and establish and execute on plans for improving KRs
  • Partner with the development teams on scenarios, product tradeoffs, incremental value delivery
  • Create win-win engagements with partners across Azure and Microsoft to drive customer value
  • Prepare and deliver high quality executive reviews
  • Present to customers; use customer and partner feedback to continuously improve the product


  • 5+ years of program management experience shipping products and high scale services
  • 3+ years of proven leadership in the program management space
  • Self-motivated, self-directed, and able to lead and motivate a high-energy team
  • Strong technical background and solid foundation in modern software engineering principles
  • Strong cross-team collaboration skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • BA/BS or MS degree in computer science, engineering, or related disciplines
  • Firmware background is a preferred qualification

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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