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Microsoft Corporation Senior Product Manager - Azure Kubernetes Service in Sydney, Australia

The Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) team delivers a managed Kubernetes service on Azure to make enterprises successful at building, deploying, and managing cloud native applications. More and more, developers want to write code and hand it over to “just run” in the cloud. This trend is becoming more prevalent as customers who have moved to the cloud are looking for infrastructural operators to take on more of the management. The team is responsible for building AKS’ features and experiences, improving its fundamentals like reliability, scale and performance as well as expanding its ecosystem with 1st and 3rd party product partnerships.

Want to design products that push the boundaries of kubernetes and container technologies? Interested in building and operating innovative microservices/container services that improve the User Experience of Developers, Operators and industry practitioners? We are seeking a Senior Product Manager (PM) to join the Azure Kubernetes Service team focused on solving the next generation of user challenges and needs in environments with multiple kubernetes clusters and large fleets of kubernetes clusters.

As a PM in AKS, you will be responsible for tracking technical issues and find solutions for problems as they arise, driving delivery to completion of features, product and process improvements, lead technical design and architecture discussions and delivering on a set of business and engineering targets including application telemetry, performance, reliability, resilience, security, and compliance. You will work with teams from across the company to deliver an industry-leading service for AKS customers. The software and services you deliver will empower developers across the globe to deliver cloud native applications on infrastructure in an open and portable way. You will also have an opportunity to engage with the Cloud Native OSS community to deliver industry-wide solutions to these challenges where appropriate.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.


  • Define the product vision for AKS features and experiences and build near-term product roadmaps based on that vision.

  • Work across Microsoft and with partners to execute on the roadmap.

  • Define and track key performance indicators/success metrics for the product and the business.

  • Prioritize the engineering roadmap in accordance with engineering resource allocation and drive against the commitments.

  • Represent the product in meetings with customers and partners.

  • Partner closely with product marketing and press/analyst relations to ensure that the services are appropriately positioned in the market.

  • Collaborate with specific Azure groups like networking, compute, backup, site recovery, portal, storage, data and developer divisions to create next generation enterprise-grade solutions.


Required Qualifcations:

  • BA/BS in Computer Science/Engineering OR equivalent industry experience (3+ years in a technical role).

  • 4+ years of experience with cloud native technologies, at least with Kubernetes.

  • Leadership and communication skills, analytical thinking and decision making, customer focus/empathy, and business/strategic acumen.

  • Product Management experience.

Other Requirements:

  • 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.

Additional / Preferred Qualifcations:

  • 5+ years of Product Management experience.

  • Master's degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related field, OR equivalent industry experience.

  • Experience working with enterprise customers to design and build systems architectures.

  • Expertise in building large scale distributed systems and cloud services.


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations (https://careers.microsoft.com/v2/global/en/accessibility.html) .