Principal Program Manager

Last updated 9 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Microsoft Azure is experiencing explosive growth and innovation connecting people, services, and devices around the world. From cloud game streaming to data services, the hardware we design is fundamentally changing the data center and contributing to the success of millions of customers.

The Azure Hardware team is looking for a Principle Program Manager to lead complex, multi-disciplinary engineering projects. As a member of the Cloud Hardware Infrastructure Engineering team you will work across the Azure organization to develop and coordinate transformational change in end-to-end engineering process for hardware technology development. This role requires someone who has a strategic mindset with a deep understanding of hardware development and manufacturing processes and a bias for action; thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; and easily partners successfully with a wide group of stakeholders, from senior leaders to individual contributors and support staff.

Successful candidates should have a proven capability for technical program management, organizational skills, culture and change management experience and an ability to execute in a fast-paced and ever-evolving environment.

Come join this exciting and growing team on our monumental evolution of Azure cloud hardware and Microsoft!



  • Drive technical projects from requirements through launch, including managing complex project schedules, removing roadblocks and keeping processes running smoothly.
  • Partner closely with cross-functional teams to define, prioritize, and implement features, infrastructure, processes, and workflows.
  • Create and operationalize processes to transform the effectiveness of the organization with respect to meeting business goals. Coach, enable and grow Program Managers within the team and our partners.
  • Align key stakeholders, and manage projects through milestones to completion on schedule and in budget
  • Communicate and present program plans and status with management
  • Monitor and measure engineering impact and performance results by tracking key performance indicators


Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of technical program management or project management experience or a technical role with systems engineering experience
  • Project experience working across hardware and low-level (driver, firmware, kernel mode) software teams
  • Experience in management of complex cross-functional, cross-business, cross-disciplinary projects
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, assess opportunities and develop principles to prioritize multiple strategic and tactical options, and drive issues to closure with a high bar on quality.
  • Proven ability to work and collaborate with a wide range of business stakeholders to achieve results and impact

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences (Senior Executives, IT management, etc.)
  • Bachelors' Degree or higher preferably in Computer Engineering, EE, or equivalent engineering field

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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