Principal PM Manager
Redmond , Washington
January 16, 2018
Do you want to influence every engineer and be part of the team building this planet's second largest public cloud? If this catches your eye, then we have a role just for you. In today's Cloud first marketplace, Microsoft has millions of customers across the world that leverage the Microsoft Cloud. To succeed, Microsoft's strategy for delivering great customer experiences requires smart engineers who hit the ground running and make near immediate impact using their one-of-a-kind passion for technology. If you want to influence and educate 1000’s of engineers on Azure technology, we've got the opportunity of a lifetime for you! Come join the team charted with improving the life of every engineer at Microsoft and Azure customers! The Azure team is looking for a seasoned, technical and articulate Principal PM Manager. This role requires proven history of developing strategic roadmaps for large-scale programs or software projects. Beyond this, the role includes owning the business KPIs around the Azure Boot Camp, the leader of a team of technical SMEs and experts, as well as very strong working with ambiguity. This role interacts with leaders across all of Microsoft ensuring that your program is cutting edge and helping new engineers succeed quickly in their role. The boot camp new hire training program, targeted at training new Engineers (Software Engineers and Program Managers) working on the Azure platform or our tools/services. You will be collaborating across the company ensuring that course curriculum is relevant, fresh, and always current. You are responsible for the engineers experience at multi-event trainings and ensuring they have their needs met. Microsoft values our employees, and you'll possess a passion for helping these employees succeed and do their best work. Using your mastery of influencing others, excellent communication skills, and analytical ability you will participate in the execution of training and a key stakeholder of the future roadmap for the Azure Engineering Boot Camp. The ideal candidate for this role has excellent leadership skills, can multi-task and manage multiple events/projects with minimal supervision, can rapidly context switch on topics and has a deep passion for learning and development and building a great onboarding and learning experience for new hires. As the Program Owner, you'll work with Trainers, Azure SMEs and technical PMs to build to deliver a smooth and flawless training experience for new hires and stakeholders. We are building a world-class learning and development program that's engineer-focused and is the centerpiece of our innovation in Azure. Sounds like fun, right? We got the position just for you.


BS or Master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent engineering experience
2+ years building Azure applications
7+ years of Project or Program Management

Preferred Skills:

A strong background of influencing others
4+ years of management of direct reports
7+ years of building and shipping software
Able to execute by working through others, influence without authority, and deal with ambiguity
Proven record of action oriented and self-starter
Proven deep analysis of metric & data
Prior experience in development of, and operations, of training program
Exceptional written, interpersonal and communication skills Excellent cross-group collaboration
Team player that contributes to and supports strategic decisions to grow the program
Is energetic, enthusiastic, supportive, motivating and promotes a positive learning environment
Communicates effectively and concisely with new hires and stakeholders about our program/objectives
Understands and can articulate learning objectives, the relevant impact to our audience and how our objectives align to our all-up business goals and Microsoft “growth mindset” vision
Displays structured thinking, planning, and delivery of event planning

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. 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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