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Microsoft Corporation Program Manager II in Redmond, Washington

Azure Edge + Platform brings together Edge platforms, devices, and services to deliver Edge solutions, operating systems, and engineering systems. Driven by its customers’ needs, Azure Edge + Platform seeks to accelerate growth for Azure, E&D, and Microsoft’s customers worldwide.

The organization’s portfolio spans the Cloud Edge Stack, Azure Engineering Systems, Azure Media Services - for end-to-end media workflow and analytics - and Microsoft’s Operating Systems including the Azure Host OS and Windows. This portfolio impressively powers the world with more than one billion monthly active devices.

The Efficiency and Optimization team is responsible to provide the tools and platforms that collect and analyze data from across Azure to create the insights our customers need to efficiently develop and operate their services across the Azure Cloud. Our team works across several Microsoft organizations that include core infrastructure, service owners, business managers, finance, and other stakeholders to maximize the Azure resource utilization for our customers running services in Azure. We do this by developing and enriching the data insights from our ML driven tools like Cloudfit, Azure Spend, Azure profiler, Performance diagnostics and Interruption management systems.


We are looking for a strong technical Program Manager who is passionate about using data and collecting customer feedback that helps to shape the strategy and drive this strategy and execution for our Azure Spend platform. Azure Spend is primary source and go-to platform for all the teams across Microsoft using Azure, containing all the information about +2000 internal services worth several billions of dollars. Data stored in Azure Spend provides critical and strategic information to organizations leaders, business, and service owners so they can understand their cost structure, measure efficiency and plan future investments. In this role, you will be responsible for reimagining Azure Spend from a tool to a platform with data analytics insights enabling Azure Spend users to more easily understand charges, spend variations, cost structure, financial targets, future spend and potential opportunities to save.

You will leverage customer and business data to build a new platform with business insights and drive integrations across multiple organizations throughout Azure to ensure completeness and quality of the data. You shall:

  • Collect the customer requirements to develop strategy and drive execution for Azure spend platform.

  • Drive business results through a focus on objectives and key results, providing clarity to the engineering team and ensuring timely delivery of high-quality results.

  • Engage with customers to understand their needs and requirements.

  • Maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders across engineering and partner teams.


Required Qualifications

  • 4+ years of product/program management experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering

  • Proven track record in delivering reliable, scalable and performant solutions.

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral), ability to influence independent teams.

  • Self-motivated

  • Prior experience with developing or managing cloud platforms, and data science is a plus.


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 Screen: 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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