Program Manager II
Redmond , Washington
November 17, 2017
The Identity Division is at the heart of Microsoft’s enterprise and consumer ecosystem. If you’re one of the 1,000,000,000+ users using Skype, Xbox, Office, Windows, Surface, OneDrive or every month then you’re interacting with our platform. We process more than 10,000,000,000 transactions a day, providing authentication, authorization and protection for our users, 100s of teams across Microsoft and 10,000s of businesses across the globe.

We aspire to have the best user signup and sign in experience everywhere our customers go Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Xbox, HoloLens, Surface and more. When Microsoft starts planning a new secret device, we are the first team to be included because Identity is fundamental to personal computing. We are constantly questioning the fundamentals and pushing the boundaries of user identity, including advanced cryptography, password-less accounts and leveraging hardware security to protect our users.

The Cloud Authentication Engine PM team owns the platform that all of our peers build on top of. We spend our day designing, building and shipping features that constantly expand our capabilities. We own the protocols used by the rest of the Identity Division, our internal Microsoft partners and businesses & developers around the world. We also own the semantics of business and consumer identity, defining core concepts such how users, applications and devices authenticate, what control a user has over their data and how they interact with their colleagues, partners, family and friends.

We are looking for a highly capable technical program manager who can join the team to drive major initiatives that have cross company impact. We are an agile team, shipping on a very fast cadence, we are at the center of every identity scenario across the company and we have a fantastic partnership with our highly capable engineering team.

Required Basic Qualifications:
• 3+ years Program Management or Engineering experience including experience shipping high quality customer facing software
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent, or equivalent work experience

Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrated ability to come up-to-speed quickly on a new technical domain.
• Passion for technology, software engineering, quality and customer solutions
• Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) and drive hard decisions across teams
• Ability to deal with ambiguity, prioritize multiple strategic and tactical options and drive issues to closure
• Background in cryptography, security, protocols and high scale web platforms
• Previous experience designing distributed systems
• Previous experience designing user interfaces for web and/or mobile applications

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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