Network Program Manager

Redmond, WA, United States

Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure and Operations (MCIO) is the engine that powers Microsoft’s cloud services. The team is responsible for designing, building and operating our unified global datacenters; managing the demand planning and capacity utilization of our unified infrastructure; and for operating the physical infrastructure (including supply chain, hardware, power, security, and workflow teams). We focus on smart growth with an emphasis on automation, data driven engineering, cost-effectiveness, and environmental sustainability.


We deliver the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft’s over 200 online businesses including Azure, Bing, MSN, Office 365, Xbox Live, Skype, and OneDrive. Our infrastructure is comprised of a large global portfolio of more than 100 datacenters and 1 million servers. Our portfolio is built and managed by a team of subject matter experts working 24x7x365 to support services for more than 1 billion customers and 20 million businesses in over 90 countries worldwide.


The Global Network Acquisitions Group is responsible for network strategy, topology planning and acquisition for Microsoft’s online services infrastructure. We work with the various engineering, capacity and long range planning teams on a collaborative basis to ensure the Microsoft network has the highest quality and availability globally.
  • High energy individual to help build the network that powers the world’s largest online services.
  • Lead project initiatives for cloud infrastructure network in America's Region,  including metro, long haul, subsea and network colocation
  • Support our colocation efforts within the region to ensure resiliency, diversity and quality uptime of our network services portfolio.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to identify and define strategic initiatives to meet expansion and cost reduction needs
  • Region and market topology expertise/SME to determine specific routes and deals that meet Microsoft network requirements
  • Build strategic relationships with vendors and industry experts
    Own and drive commercial and contractual negotiations with vendors


Experience Required:

  • BS or BA degree (In lieu of degree, 4 years relevant work experience)
  • 3+ years of experiences in networking technologies
  • Strategic negotiations and/or business development obtaining services from high-technology providers in data center and Internet technologies
  • Strong experiences with contractual/MSA negotiations

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:


  • BS or BA degree (In lieu of degree, 7+ years relevant work experience)
  • 5+ years of experience in networking technologies
  • 5+ years of experience in strategic negotiations and/or business development obtaining services from technology providers in data center and Internet technologies
  • BS or BA degree in technology or science
  • Extensive experiences with contract development and vendor management
  • Solid working understanding of domestic and global carrier networks
  • Strong analysis and problem solving skills
  • Willing to travel up to 30% of the time


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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