Principal Program Manager
Redmond , Washington
October 13, 2016

Do you want to work on an initiative that is one of the company’s biggest bets? In a team where you interact with Microsoft’s external business partners, empowering them to be successful while building a vibrant ecosystem for Microsoft? Are you interested in working with Microsoft’s AI technology to create analytics and insights that drive business impact? If you enjoy driving innovation in a fast-paced team, and are passionate about creating a difference for customers, business partners, and Microsoft, then this is the right place for you.

What makes our team special?

It has never been a more exciting time to be in the Universal Store organization (UST) and on the reseller and partner ecosystem (RPE) team. Every cloud service (1st party or 3rd party), device & software that Microsoft sells to commercial customers that involves partners will flow through our platform. We are delivering innovative features to our partner ecosystem at a fast pace while continuing to extend and mature our platform. We are very collaborative, passionate and friendly team focused on shipping features, and delivering value to customers and partners.

In this position, you will be responsible for delivering analytics and insights to commercial partners that empower them to be successful with customers. The role will prioritize and specify investments in data platforms, big data, machine learning, and business intelligence for Microsoft’s Partner Center. You will be responsible for delivering practical applications of modern data, analytics, and AI technologies for key business scenarios. You will interact with Microsoft product teams, researchers, and field operations to bring these features to market. You surface these critical insights in Partner Center UI’s and API’s, emphasizing graphical visualization and ease of use. And your focus will be on making these features enjoyable to use and cool.

What does it take?

We need strong technical leaders who are self-starters, execution-focused and passionate about providing an amazing experience for our partners. Some of the qualities we look for in a candidate include:

Ability to lead change and drive own initiatives: The RPE team is a startup and, by definition, small and agile, so the ability to lead change and deal with ambiguity is a must. We are looking for highly motivated leaders who are interested in taking ownership of their area and running it end-to-end.

Technical mastery: This role requires a person who is well versed in modern analytics, big data, and AI technologies, and has had prior experience with their practical application, including shipping features, and driving adoption.

Experience: Having prior exposure to our commercial partners and how they succeed is a plus. However, raw intelligence and motivation are equally valuable. You should have strong technical skills and the ability to pick up new ideas and concepts quickly.

Cross-team skills: Our team works with many groups, both internal and external, in the course of a week. You will need to work closely with engineering teams, product teams, Microsoft researchers, field operations, and external partner organizations to design solutions and plan roadmaps.

Basic Qualifications:

• 10+ years of experience building and shipping software

• At least 5+ years as a program manager

• Practical experience in applying big data, analytics, and AI

• A successful track record leading large cross-divisional scenarios

• Passion for customer and partner business scenarios translating to design impact on the platform

• Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills

• BA or BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field.

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:

• 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 race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances.

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