Sr Program Mgr
Location: Redmond, Washington
Posted: December 19, 2017
Reference ID: 1084807
Learning empowers people. Learning can change lives. Here is an opportunity for you to influence online learning.
We reach millions of learners where they are, anytime, anywhere, and serve up content, such as online courses and labs. Our team delivers opportunities for professionals to gain technical skills through online learning. We build learning experiences, enabling people around the world to get the professional skills to get a job or advance their career.
Our team uses Microsoft's cloud assets like Microsoft Azure and Office 365 to build a cloud-hosted learning platform. We also use open source software. Our learning platform supports different learning modalities, including video optimized content, assessments, simulations, and virtual labs. In addition, we're adding rich analytics, social learning, community forums, and game play to support personalized and recommended learning. The platform consists of a powerful set of services exposed through many product lines. You can check out Microsoft Virtual Academy, mva.microsoft.com, for one learning experience. You'll also find Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on our Open edX instance at openedX.microsoft.com. Find Microsoft courses on edX.org too.
On our engineering team, the Program Managers engage directly with learning development managers, content authors, business development and strategy partners in support of Microsoft Employees, customers and partners on the learning landscape. You must be an excellent communicator, analytical, curious and detail oriented.
We have an immediate opening for a Program Manager to focus on our Learning Business Intelligence and Reporting team. This role will also include responsibilities to be part of an engineering team operating with an agile cadence, so you'll be working closely across engineering, marketing, business, content creators, and operations. You are self-directed, passionate about customers, and committed to delivering business impacting results. We're seeking a Program Manager, who has the ability to gain a deep understanding of the product, the business, and our customers in the learning landscape.
- Real passion for online learning and providing opportunities for professionals to gain skills
- Dedication to user research and data analysis
- Successful definition of scenarios that enable customer and business themes
- Ability to collaborate with multiple partners, across a team and across organizational boundaries
- Strong communication skills
- 4+ years of releasing software/services on an engineering team
- Experience with agile methodologies
- Organizational skills and a detail-orientation nature
- Energy to motivate teams, discern issues, and solve them
- Preference for a 4-year degree in computer science, computer engineering, systems engineering or similar curriculum or 4 year work experience
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