Principal Program Manager
Redmond , Washington
October 22, 2017
Do you have the passion, determination and perseverance to build ground-breaking solutions and experiences which take advantage of the explosive growth of the Internet of Things? Analysts and journalists all recognize Microsoft as a major platform provider for IoT solutions, with Azure IoT Hub (Paas), Azure IoT Suite, Microsoft IoT Central (SaaS), and Azure IoT Edge leading the way. A growing set of pre-configured solutions and a rich Device Catalog with Azure IoT Certified devices continues to shrink time to results for a large and quickly growing partner community. We are building on this momentum to power the next big trends for buildings and cities.

If Workplace 2.0, Smart Buildings, Smart Campus, or Smart Cities are terms that stimulate your intellect and curiosity, please read on! The most interesting aspect of the Internet of Things is the world of humans that use it. Through the collection and understanding of signals from a burgeoning network of connected devices and sensors in and around the spaces in which we live, work, shop, and play, we can make new connections between our intelligent cloud and the physical world. Breakthrough ambient intelligence scenarios enable our partners and customers to achieve more - at the personal, team and organizational level. We are well past the incubation stage but continue to work in in a fast-paced startup-like environment. Intrigued?

We are looking for a smart, inquisitive and independent Principal Program Manager. Someone who loves to dig in as an individual contributor, and enjoys tackling big, complex problems. A smart individual who is as comfortable persuading in a 1:1 situation as he or she is presenting to large audiences and executives. Tinkering with an unrelenting onslaught of cool new things (devices and sensors) will be a standard part of the parkours. Customer empathy and paying close attention to the voice of the partners is imperative for success in this fast-rolling environment. If you have a deep entrepreneurial itch, a strong desire to found your own company or team someday, and like to pave your own path through uncharted territory - this is your perfect opportunity.

You will need to show real business aptitude combined with top-notch technical skills. In a start-up environment chameleon powers are not only handy but often essential, especially with a long list of existing internal and external partner relationships to be nurtured. We are looking for a well-rounded PM with proven ability to engage with ease on all 3 elements of the BXT axis (business, experience, technology) to deliver outstanding results.

The ideal candidate will exhibit:
• Proven creativity and application of deep technical insight while solving complex design problems
• Strong passion for delivering simple and elegant end-user experiences
• Experience working across multiple groups or teams
• Experience developing, designing, and shipping high quality mobile-first, cloud-first solutions
• Experience with cloud architectures including RESTful APIs and large-scale deployments Affinity with and interest in machine learning
• Familiarity with open source hardware, embedded operating systems and affinity with the maker movement are a huge plus
• Experience with large ISV and/or IHV partner engagements at a technical level
• 8+ years of experience as a Program Manager in an agile development environment
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to communicate and negotiate with internal and external partners on a technical level
Basic Qualification
• BS in Computer Science or equivalent degree

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