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Microsoft Corporation Principal Program Manager in Redmond, Washington

Azure is the fastest-growing business in Microsoft’s history and the foundation of Microsoft’s commercial cloud products. Azure continues to build the largest global footprint of any Cloud provider with 200+ distinct capabilities available in 60+ regions.


Are you interested in being part of advancing Microsoft’s Cloud first strategy by delivering reliable, hyper-scale infrastructure? Do you thrive in unstructured environment and enjoy understanding customers’ regional requirements and leading cross-company requirements with multiple Azure engineering teams to simplify customers’ digital transformation? Then look no further than the Azure Global Infrastructure Service, Zones and Strategy team! Our objective is to deliver regional services that meet global customer demand with high agility, predictability, quality and reliability – enabling our customers with freedom to build, deploy and manage their applications anywhere.

As we drive to be the leading cloud platform in the world, Azure Global Infrastructure is hiring an exceptional Principal Program Manager to lead a team of technical program managers to bring laser focus on meeting Azure’s global availability promise and serve growing customer demand around the world. We create and drive policy, tools and programs to ensure all Microsoft cloud offerings can be made available globally – across all public regions and national clouds. This role requires outstanding customer focus, the ability to define comprehensive plans aligning multiple engineering teams, strong executive presence, and excellent collaboration.



  • Build end-to-end plans for delivering Azure services globally with high availability, business continuityand disaster recovery, geopolitical, and data geo-residency.

  • Define programs, measures, and success criteriafor Azure service engineering teamsto achieve service and feature parity across Azurepublic and sovereign clouds.

  • Develop frameworksand product roadmap for the tools to scaleglobal expansionprograms across 100s of teams and 1000s of engineers.

  • Collaborate with Azure stakeholders and Microsoft field and marketing organizations to understand demand and prioritize service landing across multiple geographies.

  • Evangelize the processes and tools with the engineering teams.

  • Present plans and progress to executive audiences.



Required Qualifications:

  • BS or higher degree in computer science or a related discipline

  • Cloud and infrastructure knowledge, including IaaS and PaaS offerings

  • Experience with system architecture and design, including considerations such as latency, high availability and disaster recovery.

  • 8+ years of technical program management experience

  • 5+ experience working cross-group stakeholders while driving consensus and issue resolution

  • 5+ years of experience in program management, execution and management landing projects at quality, on time

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and comfortable presenting to executives.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior PM or engineering experiencing building cloud infrastructure and/or services

  • Experience managing a team of technical program managers

  • Technical expertise to build trust with technical teams and architects

  • Demonstrated customer focus and end-to-end thinking for technical projects

  • Experience in establishing processes, frameworks and tools to drive governance projects across large teams

  • Prior experience in working in geographies that may have unique technical requirements based on geo-political landscape and data-residency/privacy requirements

  • Highly effective communication with senior stakeholders including General Manager level audiences

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.

  • Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements

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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