Principal Program Manager

Last updated 7 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

With hundreds of millions of users and tens of thousands of business customers from every industry and region in the world, Microsoft 365 is the locomotive that is driving Microsoft’s leadership in cloud services. The M365 core platform is critical to the success of Microsoft 365 and a foundational ingredient in productivity and intelligent assistant experiences in all of Microsoft’s flagship products and services, including Teams, Outlook, Office, SharePoint, Windows, and Dynamics.


We are looking for a seasoned PM to drive the growth of our newly-launched Graph Connectors. Connectors are a critical piece of Microsoft’s overall Enterprise Search offering, enabling customers to surface all of their data to their employees, and make it easier for them to find whatever they’re looking for, whether it’s stored within Microsoft 365 or in external applications, web sites, file shares, and more. Connectors launched at Ignite in Fall 2020 and are poised for rapid growth.

Your top responsibility is to drive growth of Connector usage, working with business development, marketing, and the engineering team to identify explicit & hidden customer needs and unblock adoption by the highest-scale customers.


Key qualifications:

  • 7+ years’ experience in program/product management or software engineering leadership

  • BA/BS in Computer Science, engineering, or related field

  • Customer obsession and empathy

  • Demonstrated visual, written, and verbal communication skills

  • Strong technical aptitude

  • A track record of successfully driving mission critical projects with cross-company and/or cross-industry stakeholders

  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, a strong work ethic

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in ambiguous environments

Additional qualifications:

  • MBA and/or a graduate (MS, PhD) degree in computer science, engineering, math, or a related field

  • Experience with big data or machine learning technologies

  • Experience as a software engineer or an engineering manager

  • Experience designing and building large scale cloud services

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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