Network Program Manager
Redmond , Washington
November 18, 2017
Core Services Engineering builds and manages the critical products and services that Microsoft runs on. We boldly pursue big ideas that power transformational advances at Microsoft and for our customers, while helping Microsoft teams work smarter, faster and more securely every day. Core Services Engineering employees have deep technical and business expertise, customer insights, and a clear point of view that comes from first-hand, large-scale experience with Microsoft and industry solutions. We are engineers, technology leaders and experts, digital transformation change agents, and customer advocates.

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The Core Services Engineering group is leading the company’s Digital Transformation journey. We work across the entire company - building scalable, end-to-end cloud services for our future business needs. Core Services Engineering (CSE) delivers the services, applications, and websites that every Microsoft employee uses in some part of their work - benefits, expenses, time & absence reporting, to name a few; as well as services that power business processes across Microsoft. We are the first to use our own technology at enterprise scale. Our early adopter experiences, as well as best practices, offer an inside view of Microsoft, which helps inform our customers how to make our technology work for them. Within CSE, Network Infrastructure Services (NIS) is the team that designs, deploys and manages the internal Microsoft network infrastructure. We deliver industry leading network solutions that address Microsoft business needs at a global scale.

As an Engineering Program Manager, you will define and deliver network themes necessary to keep pace with the company’s rapid rate of innovation. Themes span all aspects of networking from network topology, to carrier/provider selection, to routing protocols, to edge services. Themes touch end users, datacenters, labs and partners, and often stem from Microsoft’s rapidly evolving suite of cloud services. These themes are used to drive deliverables using an Agile methodology.

Core aspects of the position:

• Partner with leaders across the company to author networking
• Present Epics and gather feedback to business and
engineering leads, including C-level executives Develop
accurate schedules tying themes to Epics and targeting release
• Partner with architects and engineers to decompose Epics into
concise and tailored Features
• Lead Feature planning discussions to establish rank and prime
sprint teams for future sprints
• Be hands-on with sprint teams, often running daily standup and
retrospective meetings
• Be a craftsman by helping sprint teams evolve tasks to account
for what was learned in the last 24 hrs
• Use your data-driven approach to ensure work-items are
measurable at design time
and then track to results
• Create and deliver material (documents, presentations) used to
evangelize networking themes with partners and peers
• Have a natural curiosity for new technologies


• Proven track record of success demonstrating leadership and
technical growth
• 3 years of experience developing enterprise network solutions
• BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
• Experience in routing and switching protocols in large
enterprise class or service provider networks
• Experience in designing fault tolerant, highly available
• Experience in developing and delivering business cases to
decision makers
• Program management and methodology certification or training
- Agile/SCRUM

Soft Skills:

• Strong leadership experience in delivering large scale network
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Strong team player who enjoys a mix of autonomy and
collaboration based delivery
• Ability to manage multiple priorities, commitments and projects
• Ability to influence, lead, and drive consensus on multiple
technical views
• Self-motivated, directed and passionate
• Comfortable with public speaking to internal and external
(customers or partners) groups

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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to

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