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We are the OSS Ecosystem team in the Azure Office of the CTO. We work across Microsoft and the industry on a wide range of Open Source initiatives like improving Azure support for Linux and other open-source software, securing the open-source software supply chain, and educating Microsoft employees on OSS techniques and strategies. We partner with organizations and individuals around the globe so they can contribute to and consume open-source software with high quality, good governance, and assurances of compliance and security.  


We are looking for a curious, creative, customer-focused Program Manager who enjoys working on highly collaborative projects. You will play a key role in increasing the security of the open-source ecosystem by thinking broadly and strategically to understanding customer needs, looking for innovative solutions, and working with Microsoft and industry communities including the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) to define, prototype and develop solutions.  


As a Program Manager in the OSS Ecosystem team, your guiding star will be to work with industry-wide communities to make anyone in the world depending on open-source software more secure – this includes Microsoft, our customers, our partners, and yes, even our competitors. The following are examples of areas where you can have this impact.  


Problem Definition  understanding industry-wide customer needs for security, integrity, and resilience across end-to-end supply chains, and using this to help define and document broad, distributed solutions. These solutions will often require coordination across industry players, and roadmaps for migration from existing to new technologies.  This work has a long arc with opportunities for milestone impact shaping the industry. 


Standards Development  defining industry standards for data models, exchange formats and service definitions. This work will include writing documentation and creating tools to generate, validate and maintain specifications. 


Open Source Collaboration  participating in open-source communities by driving industry alignment and MS stakeholder investments.  More generally, working to make the OpenSSF and projects associated with it successful.  


Communication & Presentation  giving presentations for teams across Microsoft and in industry forums and conferences with the goal of helping others gain an understanding of and adopt technology related to supply chain security. 


Required Qualifications: 

  • Experience participating in or maintaining open-source projects. 
  • Broad understanding of security vulnerabilities and attacks (Hardware, Software, Network, and People).   
  • 4+ years of experience in a technical role. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices related to supply chain security, integrity and resilience. 


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or equivalent experience 
  • Detailed understanding of distributed identity and trust ecosystems. 


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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Open Source Security Program Manager