Senior Program Manager

Redmond, WA, United States

Are you looking for a fast-moving environment, in which you can make a difference? Are you able to apply your creativity and your brilliance to solve difficult problems? Are you ready to work with a team of top world-class engineers?

Windows Server powers the Microsoft Azure Cloud, Azure Stack, the software infrastructure of a majority of large enterprises and governments, and millions of workloads and applications around the world. Until now, it released once every ~3 years and we have now started releasing it more frequently. Our team is responsible for accelerating the release cadence of Windows Server and re-tooling engineering practices to enable the new cadence. One key aspect of more frequent releases is a more modular composition of the operating system, to enable different features to release at different times.

We are a looking for a Sr Program Manager to understand customer needs, define requirements and design the attributes and feature sets to release on each cadence (slow and frequent). Examples of attributes of interest are:

  • Command-line Vs Graphical Interactive logon experience
  • Installed by default Vs installable roles and features
  • Application Compatibility by server application category or type
  • Disk footprint, ease of composability and servicing, upgradeability




  • Building a strong, customer focused vision and roadmap for a dual release cadence Windows Server
  • Data-driven from the start – set measurable goals at design time, then track to results
  • Depth engagement with stakeholders resulting in technical requirements from current business problems.
  • Planning and executing software development using Agile processes.
  • On-time delivery that results in software that meets stakeholder requirements and customer expectations. 
  • Effectively communicating complex ideas to audiences with various technical backgrounds


Basic qualifications:

  • 5+ years of engineering program management leadership or large-scale operations experience
  • Strong track record of delivering complex large-scale features with lots of cross team dependencies
  • Demonstrated strong performance in prior roles, with increasing levels of responsibility and independence
  • BS/BA degree, MS preferred in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field


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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