Project Manager
Location:
Washington , District of Columbia
Posted:
November 21, 2017
Reference:
1080262
Primary workplace will be onsite at the customer’s location in Washington DC.

Project Manager
Are you passionate about using technology to solve some of the toughest problems facing the largest companies and government agencies around the world? Do you value the deployment of solutions into production with real world impact? Are you obsessive about the quality and consistency of the work you do in leading teams to deliver value and meeting the mission of our customers? If so, the Project Manager position in the Microsoft Services Organization is for you! Part leader, part mentor, and part consultant, our team of Project Managers comprises an unusual mix of project management and consulting skills, along with a passion for technology.
We are responsible for keeping the project team working on the highest priority tasks, removing risks and impediments, and leading the communication with the end customer.
As a trusted advisor to our customers, you will be responsible for the successful execution of one or more projects at a time, providing guidance, coaching, and project leadership. By mentoring and influencing, you will drive the highest quality and the strongest sense of customer focus on each project.

The Project Manager’s primary responsibilities include:
Leading one or more teams at a time to successfully deliver on customer solutions
Ensuring adherence to cost, schedule, and scope constraints by tracking budget and forecasts utilizing a formal Statement of Work (SOW)
Working with the customer to manage the scope of an engagement and make adjustments throughout the course of the engagement
Advocating adherence to industry standard processes
Providing actionable coaching feedback to team members to foster continuous improvement in the spirit of a growth mindset

Relevant Characteristics and Experience for the Project Manager Role:
•PMP certification with real-world experience, additional certifications are an advantage
•Demonstrated effectiveness in leading teams (when you lead, do people follow?)
•Passion for leading-edge tools and technologies
•Excellent oral and written communication including strong executive presence at the CXO level
•Broad understanding and experience with the Microsoft platform or equivalent
•Ability to identify risks before they occur and to develop mitigation and avoidance strategies
•Consulting experience preferred, but not required
•Demonstrated self-learner
•Department of Defense experience is desired for this role
•6+ years of related experience preferred
•Proficiency in several of the following technologies: Microsoft Project Server, Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS), Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Business Intelligence Stack (Desktop & Cloud Power BI Tools, SSRS, SSAS, SSIS), Microsoft Windows 10 and Windows as a Service, Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft System Center (SCSM, SCCM, SCOM) and business continuity and disaster recovery designs/goals.

Security Requirement:
The successful candidate must have an active U.S. Government Secret Security Clearance.
Clearance Verification:
This position requires successful verification of the stated security clearance to meet federal government customer requirements. You will be asked to provide clearance verification information prior to an offer of employment.

Travel Requirement:
Travel to customer sites may be required and you should be open and able to do so


One Microsoft, One Services Microsoft Services, with over 21,500 employees worldwide, is dedicated to delivering on Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We are the voice of support services, the trusted advisor of consulting services, and the source of the world’s best enterprise strategies. Simply put, Services helps customers and partners get the most out of their technology investments.
Join us as a Project Manager and be one who empowers billions!

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. You 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. 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 askstaff@microsoft.com.

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