Principal Program Manager

Redmond, WA, United States

Do you want to influence every engineer and be part of the team building this planet's fastest growing public cloud? Are you passionate about improving the developer experience for every single Microsoft engineer building Azure?  Have you always wanted to deliver more value to our customers with a quicker cadence?  If this resonates with you then this is just the role for you.

Operating at cloud speed and pace, engineering agility and security are key.  Our engineers need the best tools that are secure and don’t slow them down.  We are building the next generation of developer and on-call environments based on virtual machines in the cloud. 



The Team:

We are the Azure Cloud Engineering Services team and we are responsible for the developer experience across the new Cloud + AI organization.  This role will be responsible for leading our virtual secure access workstation and virtual developer workstation program.


We are looking for a seasoned, technical and articulate IC Principal Program Manager. This role will interact with leaders across all of Microsoft ensuring we can deliver on their requirements with a lot of executive visibility. The ideal candidate for this role has excellent leadership skills, can multi-task and manage multiple projects with minimal supervision, can rapidly context switch on topics and has a deep passion for our internal engineer experience. This role requires proven history of delivery of large-scale programs or software projects. 



  • BS or Masters degree in Computer Science or equivalent engineering experience
  • 2+ years building cloud services (Azure/AWS/GCP)
  • 10+ years of Program Management

Preferred Skills:

  • A strong background of influencing others
  • 10+ years of building and shipping software. Multi-role backgrounds PM, Developer highly sought.
  • Able to execute by working through others, influence without authority, and deal with ambiguity
  • Experience and passion for presenting technical content, including hands on demos to a technical audience.
  • Proven record of action oriented and self-starter
  • Proven ability to collaborate across teams and across levels of management. Exceptional written, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience of data driven insights leadership including defining KPI’s and deep analysis of customer usage data.


Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter. Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role.




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.  We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.


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