At Microsoft, our mission is to, “empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more”. Employee experiences are undergoing fundamental shifts globally.  People want to be excited about their work, be connected to their company culture, understand how to succeed, and feel supported to have an impact. Our customers are looking for experiences and solutions that can help them inform, engage and connect with their employees.   

 

OVERVIEW  

Microsoft Viva is our new Employee Experience Platform that puts people at the center, and Viva Connections is a critical experience that is the gateway for these employee experiences. Viva Connections is an application experience delivered in Teams across mobile, desktop and web that brings together experiences from SharePoint, Yammer, Stream, Search and more and provides a platform for partners and key developer experiences. 

 

Viva Connections is built out of the well-established and high performing SharePoint team where we build solutions across Microsoft 365. Viva Connections is an early-stage product with the team culture that goes with it of being deeply customer connected, fast moving, inclusive and high energy 

 

With Viva Connections, we are also able to build on the strengths of our SharePoint Intranet business that continues to grow rapidly. SharePoint is a modern PM organization running product management for one of the largest business services on the planet and the second biggest workload in Office 365. The team runs lean with high span of control among managers and more senior PMs than company average, ensuring high impact from the PM team and a focus on product and customers. We have an awesome responsibility to our customers to help transform their content needs with Microsoft 365. Over the past three years, we’ve completely modernized the user experience of every aspect of SharePoint (take a fresh look at our experiences if you haven’t in a while!). We use data to make informed decisions about backlogs. We take a direct role in framing our business value directly to our customers and vibrant community of fans.   

Responsibilities

You would join the team as a Product Manager focused on building experiences in Viva Connections. This position is a rare opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a bold new initiative for Microsoft, while also being part of an ODSP team that has a learning, collaborative and supportive culture. You will work closely and iteratively with customers to get their feedback while designing and developing new capabilities. You will be in the product team, working on a daily basis with Engineering, Design, User Research and other Senior and Principal Product Managers.  You will collaborate with partner teams including Teams, Viva, FAST, Yammer and others. The role is scoped for a Senior Product Manager, and we are open to exceptional candidates who wish to grow into this scope. 

We’re looking for someone who is ready to jump in and drive on the team. You’ll have immediate impact by: 

  • Deeply understanding customer scenarios around employee experiences emphasizing both technology and the human components 
  • Partnering closely within the SharePoint organization, as well as partners like Teams, to deliver scenarios and features that millions of customers benefit from 
  • Working closely across disciplines to plan, spec, design, build, release and iterate on capabilities in Viva Connections. 
  • Deducing and creating the telemetry, dashboards and experiments to measure the success of these features 
  • Work closely with Design teams and Design Research, we test everything with our customers 
  • Thinking big and moving quickly with a sharp focus on customer iteration and developing leading edge differentiation  
Qualifications

We'd love to talk to you, if you 

  • Are a passionate problem solver who continuously strives to make things better 
  • Want to build products our customers love, by demonstrating empathy and understanding 
  • Are comfortable with ambiguity even under pressure  
  • Enjoy wearing multiple hats and digging in to make things happen 
  • Are equally comfortable articulating the big picture and refining the small details 
  • Love pushing for clarity in communication and can explain large, complex systems, in simple-straightforward language 
  • 5+ years of Product Management experience, with a strong track record of driving planning to completion  
  • Enjoy working with multiple partner teams and comfortable driving success for and with those partners 
  • Very comfortable in writing detailed specs for v1 features in enterprise software 
  • Work seamlessly with engineering and our preview customers to make sure the best capabilities are in our products 
  • Loves to learn continuously and open collaborator who appreciates and builds on the work of others 

 

The SharePoint and OneDrive team is deeply committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming team, so please join us as we build the future of productivity. 

 

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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