Microsoft is a company where passionate innovators come to collaborate, envision what can be and take their careers to levels they cannot achieve anywhere else. This is a world of more possibilities, more innovation, more openness, and sky's-the-limit thinking -- a cloud-enabled world. 

Microsoft Cloud Operations and Innovation (CO&I) is the team behind the cloud.  Within CO&I, the Datacenter Engineering (DCE) team is responsible for delivering core Datacenter infrastructure for Microsoft’s cloud business. The MS portfolio consists of complex, multi-disciplinary, large scale, multi-year Datacenter construction and lease projects.


We are looking for a passionate, high-energy individual to help build the cloud Datacenters that power the world’s largest online services.  


The Datacenter Engineering Design Manager will manage the engineering scope, schedule, and budget for greenfield, brownfield and retrofit engineering / design projects.  This specific position will support network growth/upgrade refresh and this position will manage internal and external resources for the delivery of the Datacenter building, power, cooling, telecom, and controls infrastructure to align with Microsoft Corporation Datacenter capacity roadmap for the APAC region.    


The Datacenter Engineering Design Manager will also be responsible for the facilitation and delivery of Microsoft’s industry-leading Datacenter designs including the development of innovative technology and advanced concepts from site due diligence through design development, permitting, construction, and the turnover to Operations.  This role will provide design management, technical direction, decision-making and overall leadership for our Datacenter designs. To be successful in this role the candidate will oversee the delivery of multiple, concurrent, complete Datacenter design solutions aligned with the scopes, schedules, and budgets of the projects.  The Design Manager will engage with key MS stakeholder groups within Microsoft as well as outside vendors who specialize in Datacenter architecture and engineering.     


What skills do you need to have?  

There will be many opportunities for you to learn and grow into this role and Microsoft. However, to be able to best deliver on the purpose of this role, these are the core skills and experiences you should have on day one,

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Telecoms/Networks or related field.    
  • Technical understanding of mission critical environments. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.    
  • Ability to lead teams of architects and engineers in advanced engineering and operational processes and procedures as they relate to large datacenter environments.     

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.   




Team Culture and Support 

Microsoft believes that by investing in our people and creating an inclusive environment, our team will do their best work.  See our complete list of benefits and why we are recognised as an Endorsed Employer for Women by WORK180. Microsoft Benefits | WORK180 Endorsed Employer 

Our mission is deeply inclusive. See Inside Microsoft | Global Diversity and Inclusion at Microsoft 


What next?  

Even if you feel you may not meet 100% of the criteria, please apply. You may exceed your own expectations, or we may have another opportunity that suits your potential.  While we’re not able to reach out directly to every applicant, we will always do our best to help you feel heard and supported throughout the experience.     

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Datacenter Engineering Principal Design Manager - APAC