Program Manager 2, Visual Studio Code (C++)

Redmond, WA, United States
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Redmond, WA, United States
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Our mission on the C++ team at Microsoft is to build the best tools for any C++ developer, any app, any platform. We’re Product Managers who build apps and talk code - Join us and help us build the next generation of developer tools that will improve the productivity for millions of developers!
As a Program Manager on our team you will be responsible for working closely with customers and our engineering team to ensure that we’re designing and delivering compelling experiences for C++ developers using Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code and Vcpkg that span across multiple platforms. You will drive customer engagement with our products through data-driven insights and experimentation. You will get the word out on our latest improvements to the C++ community through well-written docs, blogs, sample apps and demos. In this role, based on customer feedback and market trends, you will define a roadmap and go-to-market plans for upcoming product releases.


Here’s what you will do and learn to be successful in this role:

  • Conduct market and customer research to identify potential investment and partnership opportunities in the developer space
  • Closely partner with engineering teams to design and deliver features based on customer feedback
  • Engage deeply with early adopters and potential customers to validate the product or early prototypes and bring insights back into product development
  • Evangelize the new product offerings to customers through demos, documentation and other collateral to increase adoption
  • Be the key contact and advocate for critical internal and external partners
  • Measure our customer reach and provide data-driven insights into where the team should focus their efforts
  • Create a product vision, roadmaps and drive product announcements


  • 3+ years of experience in software development or product management
  • Computer Science/Engineering degree or 7 years of industry experience



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.


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