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Microsoft Corporation Principal Program Manager in Redmond, Washington

We are looking for a deeply technical Principal Program Manager to come and join the Azure Architecture team, reporting out of the Azure Office of the CTO. As the scope and breadth of Azure grows, being able to collect, distill and share prescriptive guidance is increasingly crucial to delivering mission critical cloud services. Our team works across the span of Azure, helping and learning from teams on how to tackle cross cutting aspects to deliver prescriptive and actionable service guidance.


As a Principal Program Manager on the Azure Architecture team, you will have the incredible opportunity to work on mission-critical challenges that directly contribute to the future of Azure’s business. You must be deeply technical and be able to ramp up in new areas quickly since your responsibilities will span the full scope of the Azure platform. Exceptional public speaking, writing and interpersonal relationship skills are also required since you will represent the Office of the CTO when interfacing with members of senior leadership, and when proposing and facilitating the design of platform features to power all of Azure.



  • 7+ years of Program Management, Product Management, Technical Program Management, Software Engineering, Architecture, Cloud Solution Architecture, Customer Software Engineering, Field Engineering or similar experiences.

  • BA/BS degree or higher in computer science, engineering or related discipline or equivalent combination of education and work experience in lieu of education.


  • Avid learner, who enjoys researching new techniques and best practices, as well as teaching others

  • Customer obsession coupled with strong problem-solving skills

  • Experienced in guiding partners and/or customers thru adoption life cycle with hands-on guidance, reference architectures and depth engagement

  • Advanced knowledge and experiences with Azure and/or other public cloud platforms

  • Effective presentation skills and experience with engaging audiences of all levels

  • Effective in rapidly evolving environments and working across organizational boundaries

  • Experienced in advocating for customer and partner success

  • Self-starter, skilled-listener, strong collaborator, strong writing skills

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

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