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Microsoft Corporation Program Manager 2 in Atlanta, Georgia

This role is location flexible and can be remote within the US

Containers and Kubernetes are transformative technologies that continue to grow rapidly and help customers modernize their workloads and their workforce experiences. We are the team in Azure that designs and builds a common OS and the platform that enables customers to modernize workloads with containers, and run on Azure Kubernetes Service, Azure Kubernetes Service on Azure Stack HCI and other cloud/hybrid Kubernetes offerings through Windows Server. We also design and build that common platform to enable internal Microsoft teams to offer cost effective, secure and performant services delighting the broader Microsoft enterprise and consumer customer base. We take pride in building a diverse and inclusive team culture obsessed with customers and empowering everyone to be their authentic self and delivering on team, organization, and personal goals.

We are seeking experienced talent to focus on delivering a smooth and competitive end-to-end customer experience for Windows containers on Kubernetes. You will be a champion in enabling Windows containers as a first-class citizen in open-source projects like Kubernetes. You will also land the “bridge tooling” opportunities with the community to bridge the gap between Windows and cloud native technologies. This is a newly created role addressing the increasing customer interest in Windows containers on Kubernetes, hence you have the great opportunity to influence and define the charter. To be successful, this role requires a strong passion for customers, the open-source community and technology.



  • Work with internal and external customers who use Windows containers on Kubernetes to understand requirements, gaps, and opportunities aligned with team and company vision

  • Engage with the Kubernetes community especially the SIG-Windows community to assess and prioritize the opportunities for Windows containers on Kubernetes.

  • Be a Champion helping our globally distributed engineering teams and other Microsoft internal partner teams navigate the Kubernetes community and coordinate engineering efforts on Windows containers in Kubernetes and other open-source projects.

  • Develop roadmaps, feature and product specifications including technical details, use cases and success metrics, leveraging the OSS community.

  • Work with our globally distributed Engineering teams to develop and cost implementation of features/plans and support development lifecycles, and coordinate with the OSS community

  • Deliver technical and high-level presentations to internal and external audiences

  • Attend conferences to represent the team and Microsoft


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years in a technical product role.

  • BA/BS in computer science/related fields or equivalent experience.

  • Experience with open-source projects and/or foundations.

  • Experience with the cloud native technology stack including Kubernetes, containerd is a plus.

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 (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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