Azure is one of the fastest growing businesses at Microsoft, and one of the largest cloud providers on the planet. We are looking for a product thought leader who has a passion for open source, data and growing new businesses to join a talented, high energy team delivering some of the newest Azure Data services.
You may have heard that Microsoft loves Linux but did you know that we also love PostgreSQL, MySQL and MariaDB too? Azure Database Services for PostgreSQL and MySQL are among the latest cloud services for the Azure platform. We are working with the open source community to deliver the most scalable, most secure, most reliable, fully managed services for all popular open source databases. Using the world’s most advanced open source database technology, Azure is giving developers the choice to use their favorite open source database without the operational and administrative burden of running these databases. Azure Database Services provide built-in high availability, industry leading security and compliance, and the ability to elastically scale compute and storage independently within seconds. One of our core philosophies is to partner closely with the open source community and to contribute back to that community.
The Azure Database Services team is highly collaborative and eager to delight customers. We pride ourselves on boldly solving problems others cannot and making Azure the best cloud for open source databases. We are data driven, customer obsessed and results oriented. We are looking for a hungry, visionary PM leader to shape the direction of the product, drive growth of the business, relentlessly increase developer and customer satisfaction, and lead a team of world class Product Managers. If this is you, we want to hear from you!
As the Group Program Manager for Azure Database Service you will lead a dynamic group of growth-minded PMs focused on driving adoption, satisfaction and removing customer barriers. You will set the product strategy and direction while leading the team through all phases of product definition and delivery. You will be accountable for customer satisfaction, product success and business results. You will identify revenue and margin objectives while ensuring the business tracks to these goals. You will establish a strong relationship with the open source community, participate in community activities, and ensure Microsoft is contributing to the overall success of PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, and other open source databases. You will partner closely with engineering, sales, marketing and partners to ensure all functions of the business are aligned.
- 2+ years experience leading Program Management and/or Product Management teams
- 10+ years experience as a Program or Product Manager
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering or Mathematics or Physics or IT technical discipline or in place of 3+ years of internship or 3+ years of industry engineering experience
- Creative thinker with an entrepreneurial, growth oriented attitude
- Customer centric and data driven product planning experience
- Experience work at or with startup companies
- Experience with open source projects and building developer communities
- Able to lead cross functional efforts to gain alignment and deliver maximum business impact
- Database and distributed systems product design experience
- Proven ability to build and lead highly effective teams
- Development experience using PostgreSQL, MySQL and/or MariaDB
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.
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.
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.